Tiger Woods & Elin Nordegren Battle Over Their Kids! Who Should Get Custody Of Little Ones Sam & Charlie?

Fri, April 16, 2010 9:03am EDT by 93 Comments
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Elin wants to take her little ones to Sweden, but Tiger is not going to let that happen, according to reports. If  YOU could choose, who would you award custody to — Tiger Woods or his wife, Elin?

Elin Nordegren is still planning to move to Sweden, according to new reports — and she wants to take her children, Sam, 2 and Charlie, 1, with her. But Tiger Woods is not going to let that happen very easily!

“Elin plans to spend more time in her native Sweden and of course expects the children to be with her,” reports RadarOnline. “But Tiger does not want to go long periods without seeing his children – regardless of the status of his marriage.”

The couple have been spending most of their time apart. As we told you yesterday, Tiger’s main focus is repairing his public image and returning to golf — NOT repairing his relationship with Elin, or keeping the many promises he made to his family. Elin has also been meeting with divorce lawyers, and a custody battle may be brewing.

“A big issue that now looms between Tiger and Elin is their children and they are already at odds,” a source tells RadarOnline. “Elin is going to want to take the children to Sweden with her … and that’s where the custody battle will get heated.”

The couple has already been spending time with the children individually. When Elin was in Arizona, Tiger took the kids on a separate vacation. Who do you think the kids should stay with if Tiger and Elin divorce?

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ddd

Posted at 4:03 PM on April 22, 2010  

Elin can go anywhere she wants, but the children will stay in florida. That’s the law. There isn’t really any drama here unless tiger agrees to let her move away with the kids. End of discussion and drama.

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Eddie

Posted at 5:42 PM on April 21, 2010  

With all the TIME and ENERGY Tiger spent being a whore with dozens upon dozens of other women, clearly he wasn’t interested in investing any of that time and energy for his own kids. He didn’t make time for them before, so why start now?? Tiger wants to be single with lots of women and no familial obligation. In short, he wants to be just like his dad.

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O'Really

Posted at 7:02 PM on April 20, 2010  

Does Elin have money for a good attorney or will Tiger have to pay for her attorney? If she’s got her own money for the fight, then there’s a good chance she’ll be the primary parent w/custody. If not, she has little choice in the situation against Tiger’s deep pockets. Until it gets hashed out, I think Tiger’s mother should be named the primary guardian.

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mimi

Posted at 2:01 PM on April 21, 2010  

Tigers mother???you must be kidding……Tiger broke the deal….he will have to pay, get it right….

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kate

Posted at 4:28 AM on April 20, 2010  

yes but did your husband cheat on you with prostitutes, escorts, and generally crass and cheap women? would you really want YOUR children being raised by a man who did this to his family… when a man cheats it doesn’t just impact his wife, how is his daughter going to look at her dad in 15 years time and honestly say he is a good person, be able to forget how he publicly humiliated her mother and did something so repulsive… i know i couldnt when my dad did that! divorce because you are unhappy or whatever is one thing…this a totally different thing!

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Sherron Teal

Posted at 3:55 PM on April 19, 2010  

I do not think Elin should be allowed to take the children to Sweden other than for visits. The children should stay with their mom she is the more stable one, however the father should also be in their lives because fathers are important as well. When my husband and I divorced many years ago, we put a clause in our divorce agreement stating neither one of us could move out of the State of California without the other persons permission, we both abided by this rule and our children because we decided to get along, turned out to be wonderful happy, stable adults.

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Brian

Posted at 2:34 AM on April 19, 2010  

As a child of divorce I feel that I can comment with alittle more knowledge than most. My dad was also one that “couldn’t keep it in his pants” also but did that make him a bad parent? What makes a parent is it things that are done behind closed doors or is it the love and relationship with that child? Is it fair that if Elin takes the kids to Sweden and they would loose 1/2 of their family as there are more to the kids family than Tiger. So many people comment about this situation because they feel angry or hurt that somehow Tiger has let them down also. Tiger growing up mainly His Dad was his disipline and taught him mental toughness and his Mom was his affection. Yeah both corrected him as needed but that was his main training. After his Dad died all of these outbursts really started to surface. Maybe you could say that by acting like his father he was able to keep him close. But to answer the question as to where the children should live these kids were born and so far have been raised in America. They have American friends they have grown up with and would miss. Yeah tey could make newe friends but as a small child could you imagine losing your Dad,your Grandparent and your friends going to a country that is totally different from where you were raised so far in your life?
In divorce it is not the parents that suffer it’s the kids people seem to forget that fact. Should they stay married for the kids,yes. They are the adults and they owe it to the kids to make it work. She is hurt and feels violated and to get back at him she wants to hurt him back by taking the kids where it is difficult for him to visit. Is that fair? In the long run either way it’s the kids that will suffer.

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shirley lumpkin

Posted at 6:54 AM on April 19, 2010  

oh yes, that”s true, the kids will truely be hurt in the long-run, maybe even before, because they”ll be wanting both parents.

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mimi

Posted at 3:52 PM on April 21, 2010  

You know! ..I don’t think the children will hurt with only Elin as the parent, with visit from Tiger…..remember he was busy other places while the children came into the world…..the ayre used to be with their mother only….

 
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william foster

Posted at 12:32 PM on April 19, 2010  

At this point it does not matter what the plight of the kids will be. If Elin does not forgive in her heart. The kids will be lost anyway you look at it. Unforgiveness causes bitterness, depression, repression, oppression, and many other negative things. Forgiveness is the key to a happy ending. Once she forgives tiger and means it; they can both move on with their lives no matter what the situation they leave behind. Forgives brings positive energy into the picture. You can’t go wrong when you forgive.

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Ted Moses

Posted at 12:59 AM on April 19, 2010  

Right now Tiger is leading the life he chose; boring , very untrusting, empty and above all, alone. So I say why not keep it that way, without Elin and the kids

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USAmerica1st

Posted at 12:02 AM on April 19, 2010  

No question, Elin gets the kids no matter where she decides to live. Sweden is best for her, not the prying eyes of America.

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Cheria

Posted at 6:56 AM on April 19, 2010  

That is not the law in America. Unless there is abuse or something that would truly endanger the children, the courts will most likely say that Elin can go, but the children must stay. Tiger has parental rights and unless he decides to give some up, no way will Elin be allowed to take the kids for any long term living arrangments out of the country. I work with Children’s Protective Services (not as a caseworker but closely with) and am sure this will not occur, unless Tiger agrees to it. People are relying on antiquated law as they write comments here, and today, both parents have a say what happens to the children when it comes to custody.

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Simone Saye

Posted at 11:50 PM on April 18, 2010  

who’s been taking care of these kids up to now? has tiger been parenting, or has he just been around when it was convenient? of course, none of us outsiders can answer that question, but that is what the judge is going to go on: what was the status quo.

judge also is going to look at the best interests of the children. those kids are young enough to need their mother primarily around, unless it can be proven she is unfit. since i doubt that will happen, i would imagine she’s going to get to take them out of the country. i don’t imagine any way that she is going to leave this country with her children still here.

perhaps tiger should have been thinking of his whole family when he was slipping around, instead of (if even) just trying to hide his affairs from elin. his actions devastated the lives of his whole family, but he is the only one who deserves the punishment.

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shirley lumpkin

Posted at 7:00 AM on April 19, 2010  

I wonder why Tiger started going outside his marriage the very first time things got out of control at homefront?

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mimi

Posted at 1:28 PM on April 20, 2010  

there were 2 babies in the picture…..they need a lot of attention, with Tigers turnement…… away, he could do what he wanted???he never imagined that he would be caught…

 
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Hamed Marzok

Posted at 10:02 AM on June 11, 2010  

Ya you rite

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cneal04

Posted at 11:38 PM on April 18, 2010  

I am sick of hearing about this stupid a** marriage…they don’t know what they want to do..both are pathetic..she’s a nanny golddigger who wants to use the kids for a big payout..he’s a slut bucket..who can’t keep johnny on lock..
these douche bags need to get out of the media…geez

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lillyroses

Posted at 9:47 PM on April 18, 2010  

Off course, Elin should get the kids! Leaves more time for Tiger to set up his fornication ring and getting someone new to head up his new web of lies and new mistresses till the divorce. The nannies will see more of his kids than Tiger does if he gets them. Jessh…couldn’t this a-hole spend a little more time repairing his marriage? Esp. since he spent years during his marriage having his affairs. Elin should be allowed to go to Sweden, where her family is ..Tiger has the money and the jets to see them if he wishes…but does he really want to see them…kinda interferes with his screw..ing around

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mimi

Posted at 11:37 AM on April 19, 2010  

Anyway Sweden is not so far away, …its not that she is flying to the moon, for God sake, she has a home in sweden where her family is, but this does NOT measn that it is forever, when she flies there…..come on, she will live a internationel life……and thats great for the kids……

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mike

Posted at 7:56 PM on April 18, 2010  

tiger dont care about those kids

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dd

Posted at 6:32 PM on April 18, 2010  

Those poor kids are the ones that are going to hurt in the end. And one day they will know everything their dad has done. Sad.

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lulu

Posted at 6:22 PM on April 18, 2010  

Elin and Tiger have to share custody of the kids.It’s not fare at all if Elin just take kids to other country and Tiger have to spend money and time to see them at least twice a week. Another thing is,these kids are not punishable instruments and he doesn’t have to be a “good boy” to be allowed to see or keep them.kids need to be with their dad as well as with their mom equally.

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Roger

Posted at 6:33 PM on April 18, 2010  

Your comments carry more weight if you learn how to spell!!
Fare??

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mimi

Posted at 11:38 AM on April 19, 2010  

ha-ha- ha Roger

 
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mimi

Posted at 4:14 PM on April 20, 2010  

lulu…Tiger has to spend money to see his kids????what about the monies he spend on the ho’s???????? come on now?????

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jack

Posted at 6:07 PM on April 18, 2010  

Sorry, tiger!!!
One affair may have been something you could be forgiven for, but not all of yours!
The kids need to be with mom, She sounds like the best parent, at least she won’t be spending her time trying to get people to Relike her!
But this is just my view, I am a divorce man also!!

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yolanda neal

Posted at 5:45 PM on April 18, 2010  

The kids have nothing to do with this stupidity,Elin is going to do what ever it takes to hurt him like he hurt her.Its sad that tiger could not keep it in his pants. But Elin wants her chance to cash in, im sure thats what her so called friends are telling her. She needs to be about herself and stop hearing the dumb shiiiiiiii

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sarahb

Posted at 4:44 PM on April 18, 2010  

Elin should definately get cuatody because she spends more time with the children. Tiger should have visitation. If she wants to move to Sweden with the kids so be it. Tiger has the resources to fly to Sweden to visit with them or Elin is sure to get one of the Florida homes, she could fly them over here and stay in her Florida home to let them visit their father. If he had custody of them they would probably be raised by Tigers mother and sitters.

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mimi

Posted at 4:18 PM on April 20, 2010  

hell no ….Tigers mother are you kidding??????the kids belongs to Elin no questions asked……

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Luz

Posted at 4:32 PM on April 18, 2010  

Both parents have a right to the kids. Their sins are theirs, and should not affect the custodial care. Unless it has been shown that either parent neglected their kids due to their sins. Will be hard to prove that Tiger did despite his philandering, as he is the main provider and has given all the comforts to his family. When she goes to Sweden, which is so selfish, since these kids are american citizens, she loses custody and financial support for the kids. No court will allow a father losing their children to the birth country of the mother. Tiger did not abandon his kids to drugs or prostitutions. He just could not zip his pant. As to his so called foul mouth, that is passion to win, and he was addressing himself no one else.

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mimi

Posted at 4:16 PM on April 20, 2010  

luz ! with prostitutes etc. there are other bad people there ….relations to that, kidnapping ? what about that?think about it, Tiger is with the lowest of the lowest and anything can happen……?

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CalGranny

Posted at 3:48 PM on April 18, 2010  

this uber fornacating dad is not fit to have his kids in his care. Come on,, it takes morality to bring up kids and Tiger does not have a clue of been morality fit parent. All the fancy shaninagans he has gone thru to present moral front has been nothing but a biggest lie. Lies, lies, lies.

Why should he have his kids, becouse he makes millions with his golf???????? Money can buy one comfort but peoples respect is another thing. And Tiger, all by himslef, has destroyd that in the eyes of the people.

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mimi

Posted at 4:00 PM on April 21, 2010  

oh Calgranny you said it so right……an he will make more children….just wait and see whats coming up next… Elin wants to get away from all this……. to be surrounded with his lifestyle…..its toxic…..she has to protect herself and the children of course…..Its over for her,,,and it is understandable

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Marilyn

Posted at 3:07 PM on April 18, 2010  

I agree with Lin. He can certainly have rights to visit but it probably should be under certain circumstances. He can also afford to fly to Sweden in one of his jets. Come on.

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Bonzoll

Posted at 3:05 PM on April 18, 2010  

Tiger said he was going to change, but like his father it was all hot air.
His first tournament out he was foul mouthed by the third hole-Some change!.
He is definitely only looking out for himself now-as he always was.
You don’t get married and have children and start screwing around the first year and a half and also have morals.
The persona that he created of all American boy made good was all fake-Just to make more money.
As far as I’m concerned he has not changed at all-I’s all window dressing.
Let the girl have the children and take them wherever she wants, and then he can continue to do what he’s going to do anyway.

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Hattie

Posted at 9:37 PM on April 18, 2010  

You have no clue what you are talking about, or you are exaggerating and know it! Tiger said he would try to moderate his behavior on the course, and he DID! The few outbursts were not on par with prior incidents. You also don’t know what is going on in the relationship. I think Elin is hurt and said she would work on her anger. Tiger is a man who obviously has needs. What kind of life was Elin envisioning – a loveless marriage; to punish Tiger – no more sex for you? So the kids are party to anger and hatred, which is also not good for the kids. If Elin and Tiger want to work on their relationship – they need to get people out of it. People are good at telling others to leave relationships or react in hostility – when they stay and put up with more mess from people not able to meed the living standards as Elin and Tiger. The children will still be the ones to suffer, most studies talk about anger in relationships, single parent homes, etc. Tiger has responsibilities to his sponsors and companies – if Elin is not working the relationship, she needs to get over his desire and need to get back on the golf course. How many weeks do others take off to work on family issues? He has taken time off, and now he needs to work. The elephant in the room in the whole situation is that Tiger repeatedly referenced Elin’s unwillingness to have sex! Some help is needed on both sides. I wish them well, but this is getting more intrenched in hardened attitudes which won’t help anything. Glad his mom is there to help the nannies with the children.

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James Roe

Posted at 11:31 PM on April 18, 2010  

You have some major issues!! This man was with at least a dozen prostitutes, maybe more, and you want his wife to have sex with him? Have you heard of AIDS and other sds’s?

 
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Sharon T

Posted at 2:18 PM on April 19, 2010  

Hattie, I have always thought that Tiger’s mother was part of the problem. She has always had too much to say in this marriage. I know, once a mom [I am too} always a mom and you will always take your child’s side even if they are in the wrong. Not always a good policy. In-laws really should just shut up otherwise you will be just like ‘Marie’ on Everyone Love Raymond.

 
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mimi

Posted at 4:02 PM on April 21, 2010  

Of course he said he would change, …he would not stand and say…”I will never change”””……he is going to swollow his words …….I am sure Elin was trying to see how to solve the marriage,but they are in to deep, too much is done and said…….they both have to move on……

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Lin McKay

Posted at 2:57 PM on April 18, 2010  

Elin should get the children and 100% custody. It would be unreal to think Tiger is even allowed to have them at his home around his prostitutes, escorts, mistresses . . . the children deserve better. Perhaps they can allow the children a few days at the paternal grandmother’s home and Tiger can also stay there. I would never trust him to do what is right by his children. He certainly didn’t do what was right by Elin. I don’t care how much treatment he has had. I expect it will stop if they divorce. I honestly hope Elin takes the children to Sweden and tries to raise them outside the limelight in somewhat normal life. Let Tiger fly half-way around the world to see them. He found lots of time to bed lots of women so he can find another way to use his time . . . in the air. Was it all worth it, Tiger?

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