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Katie Holmes

May Have SCREWED Tom

By Filing in NYC

6/30/2012 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Katie Holmes
' master plan to file for divorce in New York may have created HUGE tax problems for Tom Cruise ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

TMZ broke the story ... Katie filed divorce docs in NYC, in large part because she wants sole legal custody of Suri and New York courts are way more likely to grant Katie sole legal custody and control over child-rearing decisions than California courts.

But here's the problem ... sources connected with the couple tell us ... Tom has been trying to do everything legally within his power to avoid strong ties to New York City because the tax rates are ridiculously high ... and he does not want any appearance that he or Katie have been living there.

But here's the thing ... TMZ has obtained documents which show Tom deeded their NYC apartment to Katie last August and our sources say it was done specifically for tax purposes. Point of fact ... the deed lists a transfer to a trust, but TMZ has confirmed it's a trust established for the benefit of Katie.

Sources say Katie is using the apartment to establish residency in New York for the purpose of the divorce -- something we're told can screw Tom tax-wise.

It's pretty clear ... Tom is not gonna let Katie dictate New York as the venue for the divorce. He clearly thinks Cal-i-for-ni-a's the place he outta be.

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76.

janet    

Looks like Octomom is going to get more hits than Holmes and Cruise.


Hey Lohan hasn't been around for awhile.

784 days ago
77.

Eva    

Okay, here is my conspiracy theory:
Katie has used the fact that Suri isn't Tom's child to negotiate the divorce deal. That she files for divorce in NYC is part of the deal that way she can get sole custody easier than in California, looks less suspicious. Because Tom will not fight the sole custody very hard, Katie "gets" Suri and Tom comes out looking like a nice guy.

784 days ago
78.

janet    

The only thing Holmes cares about is that Scientology stays out of her daughters life.

784 days ago
79.

Laura    

Oughta

784 days ago
80.

Truth    

"the deed lists a transfer to a trust" Which is a shield against taxes, which means there is no tax story, which means TMZ is making stuff up just to get a post. What a shock.

784 days ago
81.

Crabbey    

She wants sole custody because that kid is not his. I'm sure she can prove it genetically. The courts will likely still uphold his parental rights because they got married and he's been acting as a father, but he will be ruined career-wise. Interesting!

784 days ago
82.

QueenClark    

Now we know why, for months, Katie has been having photo ops with daughter all over NYC, without hubbie. Great lawyer and preparation, Katie.

784 days ago
83.

QueenClark    

Wonder where she is registered to vote? That may hold a clue also.

784 days ago
84.

janet    

Is Cruise sterile? What's with the not the biological kid?

784 days ago
85.

DaveT    

Any woman that tries to take a child away from their father, is a despicable, shallow piece of trash.
Any woman that tries to takes the side of and tries to encourage another woman to take a man's child away from him, is a despicable, shallow piece of trash.
But...we do live in a modern society that's influenced by feminism, a sexist movement that encourages women to be narcissistic greedy pigs, so it's not like we're surprised when women behave this way ;)

784 days ago
86.

Majestik    

I still remember first wife doing an interview and saying that living with Tom was like being married to a monk. Didn't take the cult long to get to her and make her back track. Then he marries another wife for almost 10 years and adopts two kids, why? We all know that Nicole can have babies. Now we are supposed to believe that miraculously after all these years in his forties to boot he actually fathered a child? Hmmmm. LOL

784 days ago
87.

writenow    

But you didn't report who controls the trust. And you didn't report Katie's new apartment....or, complaints about her attorneys. Check out the "Katie Holmes Divorce" page at

784 days ago
88.

writenow    

Oops. My bad. Reports on her attorneys... Katie Holmes Divorce".

784 days ago
89.

luckycat    

1st time she screwed him.
Needed to consummate in order to avoid an annulment!

784 days ago
90.

Il Duce    

This is usually what happens when a long tall beauty marries a psycho midget!!

784 days ago
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