Elin & Tiger: On the Verge of Divorce!- And SHOCKER! He'd Rather be With Rachel!

Wed, December 16, 2009 8:05pm EST by 11 Comments

121609_tiger_divorce_news544It appears it’s only a matter of weeks — perhaps even days — before Elin Nordegren will file for divorce from her husband, Tiger Woods. And Tiger may even be happy about that!

But first, the latest news on the Tiger-Elin domestic battle

  1. A divorce between Tiger and Elin is “100 percent on,” according to an ABCNews.com source close to Elin. What’s more, Elin’s going to play hardball: “She’s not rushing to divorce, however. She’s going to take her sweet time. She wants all the dirty laundry to be out on the table before she signs anything.”
  2. Another source tells MSNBC, “Elin is not going to be one of these ‘stand by her man’ women,” the source said. “She’s a strong woman, this is beyond embarrassing, and she has a daughter and son she has to think about, who will know about this one day.”
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Reports have emerged that Tiger just can’t get over Rachel Uchitel, the first alleged mistress named in this sordid list of Tiger’s other women. Despite scandal, drama, and even 14 other women he’s been linked to, Rachel is the one he can’t get off his mind! Rachel is confiding to her friends that Tiger is still contacting her, according to Us Weekly. A source told the mag, “Tiger and Rachel are not over. He was texting her [recently] trying to find time to get together again. He wasn’t even fazed!” To potentially make that goal easier, Rachel has conveniently relocated herself to Palm Beach, where her mother, Susan Bishop, lives … and it’s just two hours from Tiger’s home!

Meanwhile, Elin has been huddled up with attorneys and divorce lawyers. One source tells MSNBC’s The Scoop, “Elin and Tiger are living separately now but she’ll be making this split very open and official after Christmas.” RadarOnline.com also hears that Elin has “meetings slated for next week with top legal professionals to blueprint a split that could cost Tiger as much as half of his billion dollar fortune.”

And she means business: Elin has already consulted, according to reports, with big-hitter celeb divorce attorney Sorrell Trope, who repped Britney Spears, Nicole Kidman, and Cary Grant, among many others, in their splits.

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HollywoodLife.com spoke with CNN/CBS legal analyst, attorney Lisa Bloom, who gave us advice on how Elin can get the most from Tiger in a divorce:

Do:

File for divorce in the state of California

because it’s a community property state — which means Elin would be entitled to half of what Tiger has earned throughout the course of their marriage if her 10- year, 20 million dollar pre-nup  was thrown out. The couple has a family home in southern California, as well as in Windermere, Fla. Because they have that home in California, Elin is entitled to file there .

Do:

Also file a lawsuit for emotional distress

aka an “IIED” — Intentional infliction of emotional distress. “If Elin can prove that what Tiger did was so extreme that it caused her emotional distress then she could get a substantial amount of money,” advises Lisa.

Do:

Ask for half of Tigers’ net worth

, recently calculated to be $700 million! “I would be asking for the sun, the moon and the stars. Elin should certainly be asking for half of what Tiger’s worth,” confesses Lisa.

Do:

Seek custody of the children.

If “Elin gets custody, that means she’ll get a very substantial amount of child support,” says Lisa. “Children are entitled to live the same lifestyle as their father in the state of California. Elin could get several million a year just in child support.”

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Don’t:

Get your hopes up!

The state of California is very slow when it comes to granting divorces, and it doesn’t matter if you are a billionaire like Tiger Woods. Also, most states want to uphold the prenup because it’s thought to be, “a legal agreement gone into by two open eyed adults,” says Lisa.

Don’t:

Threaten to publicly humiliate Tiger

if he doesn’t agree to throw out the pre-nup, because that’s considered extortion and Elin could get into HUGE trouble.

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Ridge

Posted at 3:33 AM on December 18, 2009  

ladybug wrote:
“you have to see both sides in this case……..but maybe Elin did not do her duty she was to do as his wife…..otherwise a man would never go to the side or betray his wife”

If Tiger thought there is a problem in the marriage, he should have told her and they should have worked it out TOGETHER. It’s a marriage, a commitment, you are in it TOGETHER after all! A real man just doesn’t do stuff like this behind his wife’s back. Very pathetic behavior. I hope things will work out for them in the long run, but Tiger has no excuses for his past behavior and he needs to understand this if he wants to grow up and be some kind of a role model as a father some day.

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Anna

Posted at 2:59 AM on December 18, 2009  

Sometimes, reading these stories and experiencing some stuff on my own, I really wonder if love actually exists the way we are brought up to see it. I would love to believe in monogamy, but men do make it really hard; it’s like still believeing in the Santa nowadays. People talk about ‘duties’, wtf are you getting married for; being with a wonderful person you want to spend your life with or yet another person to have ‘duties’ towards and taken for granted? I do not feel a woman has any ‘duty’ towards a guy, you have something or not. Celeb relationships are certainly not the best example of a real male/ female bond/ relationship.

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TEMPLER

Posted at 6:37 PM on December 17, 2009  

It is always better to consider the two sides of a coin before passing a judgment about Tiger Woods’ infidelity. It is time-up for Tiger to come out openly and tell the world what pushed him beyond limit. It could be he was experiencing a sort of domestic violence from his wife which the world are not putting into perspective.

Believe me, if Tiger will be man enough to tell the world what pushed him beyond limit; He will definitely get lots of sympathizers and followers that will stand by him.

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Mrs.Dr.Jones

Posted at 4:51 PM on December 17, 2009  

Through this entire ordeal, has anyone heard Tiger say that he ” Loves his Wife.” He married her for convenience and publicity. Now the truth comes out that he never loved her. I’m proud of Elin for leaving him. She’s not a stupid and docile as he might have thought…

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ladybug

Posted at 3:24 PM on December 17, 2009  

you have to see both sides in this case……..but maybe Elin did not do her duty she was to do as his wife…..otherwise a man would never go to the side or betray his wife….how many men out there are cheeting on there wives, not only once or twice and no one talks about it, just because it is Tiger Woods the whole world has to know…..look at the case Bill Clinton, maybe it was set up and his wife stood on his side even today…..what a first lady…..they did not wash dirty laundry in the public…….every marrige has problems….work on them do not just run away

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Keshia

Posted at 2:09 PM on December 17, 2009  

Congrats to Elin for deciding to leave the Cheetah! I’m most disspointed with the media saying that “Elin Refuses to Stand-By-Her-Man” as if that is actually a badge of honur. Stand-By-Her-Man only means I’m desperate and I don’t respect myself enough to move on. As they say, Don’t Waste The Pretty! Congrats to Elin for respecting herself and showing all women and her children that this is not respectable behaviour to forgive in a marriage.

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Rae

Posted at 12:28 PM on December 17, 2009  

folks, this is not about money – it’s about betrayal. elin should divorce tiger with full custody of the children. tiger OBVIOUSLY wants to be somewhere else – NOT IN HIS HOME BEING A HUSBAND and FATHER. TIGER SHOULD HAVE TOLD HIS WIFE BUT HE CHOOSE THE ROUTE OF BETRAYAL INSTEAD. tiger is a little boy that has NO BUSINESS BEING MARRIED WITH CHILDREN. money doesn’t guarantee being a man!!!!! elin should let tiger go but also tiger needs to work towards building a better character for himself as a man.

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Jukah

Posted at 11:32 AM on December 17, 2009  

I am sorry Tiger, and other people that has been in this situation, but why Celebrities and Legend always get divorce? late me tell you about dating. Other should learn from this because is too bad to spend your time on dating. Love has time in every marriage if you use the time of marriage on dating by the time you got married the love has gone far away from your relationship. Your marriage will only last for 2 or 3 years because the love has gone before you married, while you have spend 10 or 15 years on dating. If you got married without dating Oh My God!!!!! before you think about divorce you has become old enough to remarried again so you will remain in your married life without divorce.

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Ridge

Posted at 8:39 AM on December 17, 2009  

Jessica, it doesn’t seem pre-planned. Tiger cannot control the situation at all.

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jessica12

Posted at 7:46 AM on December 17, 2009  

Was it pre-planned to get quick divorse frm Elin and start new journey wid Rachel..??

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Ridge

Posted at 6:10 AM on December 17, 2009  

I believe in people trying to save their marriages despite big difficulties, but I am sure this is such a public humiliation that it would be VERY difficult for Elin to stay together with Tiger.

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