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Tiger Woods’ Wife Elin 'Wants Half His Fortune' as She Prepares to Meet Divorce Lawyers
The Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | 12/16/09 | Ryan Parry

Posted on 12/15/2009 6:23:37 PM PST by marshmallow

Tiger Woods’ devastated wife has called in California’s top celebrity divorce lawyer, say her friends.

And Elin Nordegren – rocked by her husband’s string of alleged affairs – could get half the £337.5million he has earned in the five years they have been married.

The 29-year-old Swedish model, seen out in Florida yesterday minus her wedding ring, is believed to be meeting celebrity lawyer Sorrell Trope next week.

Trope, 82, a partner in Californian law firm Trope and Trope, has represented big-name stars including Cary Grant, Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage and Britney Spears in a 60-year career.

And in another blow to Woods, Elin is believed to be planning to file for divorce in California – where the couple have a home – and not Florida, where they live.

Under California law the “no-fault divorce”, introduced in 1970, means there is an equal division of assets and property.

This could mean that any pre-nup agreement Elin signed with the golf star will be torn up.

A source said: “Mr Trope is the best divorce lawyer in the business and the divorce laws in California are much more favourable than most other states.

“Elin can fight for half of what her husband has earned since they were married. And Trope can bust through any pre-nup – he’s done it many times before.”

Last night, when asked if he was representing Woods’ wife as her divorce lawyer, Trope replied: “Not right now.”

Friends say Elin will spend Christmas in Orlando with the couple’s children, daughter Sam Alexis, two, and son Charlie Axel, 10 months, before filing for divorce in the New Year.

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KEYWORDS: cheater; cheetawoods; divorce; payback; tiger; tigerwoods
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1 posted on 12/15/2009 6:23:40 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
If Elin wins half of Tiger's fortune, I expect John Kerry to come a' courtin' her soon afterwards...

Cheers!

2 posted on 12/15/2009 6:29:25 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: marshmallow

“The Lady and/or the Tiger”


3 posted on 12/15/2009 6:29:59 PM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: marshmallow

If this is true, I hope Tiger divides the number of women he has slept with since marrying her and rings that up as the amount he paid for each woman. The big question is. Were they worth it Tiger? (of course we haven’t even calculate the emotional cost to the children.)


4 posted on 12/15/2009 6:30:02 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: marshmallow

That was some expensive tail that Tiger got himself.

Hope it was worth it.


5 posted on 12/15/2009 6:30:58 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan.....a Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: marshmallow

If she wants half the money, she should have played and won half the tournaments that Tiger won, instead of him.

She should get something reasonable plus of course a lot of child support, but it is unrealistic to claim that she contributed to half of the earnings by Tiger.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 6:31:37 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: marshmallow

Greedy _itch!


7 posted on 12/15/2009 6:32:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: marshmallow

Hell hath no fury....

But WTF does a state get to invalidate a contract between two parties?


8 posted on 12/15/2009 6:33:52 PM PST by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: marshmallow

Hell hath no fury....

But WTF does a state get to invalidate a contract between two parties?


9 posted on 12/15/2009 6:33:55 PM PST by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: marshmallow

So it was always about the money. Now we know...


10 posted on 12/15/2009 6:35:03 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always)
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To: grey_whiskers
"Under California law the “no-fault divorce”, introduced in 1970, means there is an equal division of assets and property. "

That's not what it means. Don't these journalist have lawyers that they consult?

FL is a "equitable distribution", not a community property state. The division of assets in FL is not an automatic 50/50 split, although that's possible, but VERY unlikely in a marriage under 5 years. Also, Tiger I'm sure has a prenup. If his attorneys exposed him to liability in excess of $50 million in a prenup, then his attorneys are incompetent. Believe me, his attorneys aren't incompetent.

11 posted on 12/15/2009 6:35:53 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: marshmallow

I doubt it with their prenup


12 posted on 12/15/2009 6:36:38 PM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: marshmallow

Elin is endanger from going from a very sympathetic figure to being a gold digger. This is a terrible PR move.


13 posted on 12/15/2009 6:36:47 PM PST by Always Right
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To: GOP Poet
“Were they worth it Tiger?”

Except for the hookers they all seemed like skanks who were used to giving it away.

14 posted on 12/15/2009 6:37:14 PM PST by detective
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn; marshmallow

Hate to break it to you, but his money was mostly earned in advertising. The value of his name was increased by his “wholesome, family image” that he cultivated by marrying and having children.


15 posted on 12/15/2009 6:37:59 PM PST by republicangel
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To: Revolting cat!

She went into the marriage assuming that it would be a monogamous relationship. She should get at least half of his fortune and the kids as well.


16 posted on 12/15/2009 6:38:18 PM PST by doc1019 (Obama, not so much.)
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To: misterrob
"But WTF does a state get to invalidate a contract between two parties"

Some state case law (and even statutory law) makes it possible to sue to amend, or even invalidate (although that's rare) prenups. This is most frequently seen in circumstances of domestic violence. I would think that FL isn't much different in this regard, although I'm not precisely sure what the law in that state with respect to this issue.

17 posted on 12/15/2009 6:38:41 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: marshmallow

And she did what to deserve that money? Family court is such a gynocracy in this country.


18 posted on 12/15/2009 6:39:05 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: marshmallow

But, but, but how will he pay for all his whores?


19 posted on 12/15/2009 6:39:10 PM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: OldDeckHand

One article stated the pre-nup am’t. to be $300 mil.


20 posted on 12/15/2009 6:40:11 PM PST by Natural Born 54
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To: OldDeckHand
The article says she's going to file in CA.

Why do you keep taking about FL?

21 posted on 12/15/2009 6:40:37 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: marshmallow

Damn. I’ll bet Tiger can’t tell if that burning sensation is the loss of his wife, family, and half his fortune, or the unfortunate result of not wearing a condom.


22 posted on 12/15/2009 6:41:25 PM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: grey_whiskers
"I expect John Kerry to come a' courtin' her soon afterwards..."

HAHAHA - That's true. TerAYEsah is getting a little long in the tuth. John Edwards might be looking for another revenue stream as well.

23 posted on 12/15/2009 6:42:21 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: marshmallow

Her lawyer is 82—???

Whoa. Hope he spends his ten percent FAST.


24 posted on 12/15/2009 6:42:26 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: Clemenza

She established and nourished his family guy image as well as bearing his offspring. She gets half.


25 posted on 12/15/2009 6:42:33 PM PST by omega4179 (The impulse of the betrayed is to tear their fallen deities to shreds.)
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To: marshmallow

26 posted on 12/15/2009 6:43:23 PM PST by traumer
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To: marshmallow
"The article says she's going to file in CA. "

Another reason the article is wrong. Every state in the country has residency requirements to file for divorce - including California, which I believe is six months. Florida is the domicile of the Woods' family.

27 posted on 12/15/2009 6:44:16 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: omega4179
She will get half in the People's Republic of Califorincate. She deserves child support and maybe two years of alimony to get herself on her feet.

The judges and pols who allowed the family courts to become a gynocracy should have been hanged.

28 posted on 12/15/2009 6:44:56 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

Most of his earnings come from endorsement contracts and a good portion of that was based on his goody two shoes family man image, courtesy of his wife Elin, so yes, she contributed heavily to his earnings.

Especially since it is now clear he cheated consistently and constantly through the entire marriage.


29 posted on 12/15/2009 6:44:58 PM PST by Valpal1 (Always be prepared to make that difference.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

True; but Tiger also shouldn’t have been acting like a tomcat in heat.


30 posted on 12/15/2009 6:45:10 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (The End of an Error - 01/20/2013)
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To: marshmallow

Send the unmoral bastard to the welfare line. She gets it all!


31 posted on 12/15/2009 6:45:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Tiger knows how the game is played - on the course and off... rules and laws are part of any game.

Here's hoping in the future he stays with hookers and lowlifes and never remarries. That way he won't have to get divorced...

32 posted on 12/15/2009 6:46:09 PM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Mr. Woods put the life and well-being of the mother of his children in danger with his numerous affairs. I hope she tests negative for all the nasty sexually-transmitted diseases there are out there. She deserves at least half of the family money.
33 posted on 12/15/2009 6:46:39 PM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Revolting cat!

HE cheated! (DOZENS of times!)

Get a clue!


34 posted on 12/15/2009 6:47:04 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Natural Born 54
"One article stated the pre-nup am’t. to be $300 mil."

I saw that. Don't believe it. If Tiger signed a prenup with $300 million worth of exposure, he'd have a malpractice claim against his counsel. No competent (and by competent, I mean breathing) attorney would allow their client to be on the hook for that percentage of their estate in a prenuptial agreement.

35 posted on 12/15/2009 6:47:12 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand
Every state in the country has residency requirements to file for divorce - including California, which I believe is six months.

Residency means what?

Actual physical presence in the state for X number of days/weeks/months? Owning a domicile in the state? Paying taxes in the state?

36 posted on 12/15/2009 6:48:28 PM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: doc1019

I don’t really care how much of the “treasure” either one of them gets...it will be more than either can spend in their lifetimes. That being said, the kids are not “property” and neither of them should be awarded the kids. Children need both parents and both parents should have equal access to the children going forward.


37 posted on 12/15/2009 6:48:44 PM PST by northwinds
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To: Valpal1
Most of his earnings come from endorsement contracts and a good portion of that was based on his goody two shoes family man image, courtesy of his wife Elin, so yes, she contributed heavily to his earnings.

You're right - without the image ( which was a total LIE on his part - and the truth on her part ) he's not worth squat - for endorsements. And that's where the money is...

38 posted on 12/15/2009 6:48:46 PM PST by GOPJ (Journalists as BaghdadBobLite - Global Warming Scientists as ElmerGantry - what's happening?)
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To: marshmallow

I suspect the pre-nup had a fidelity clause that included both parties. The cheater gets pummeled. If she got caught cheating she would have forfeited mega bucks and would have been kicked to the curb. But that didn’t happen, so take YOUR medicine Tiger.


39 posted on 12/15/2009 6:49:22 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: marshmallow

Can’t so called news sources wait until something actually happens instead of story speculating? It is true that we are all hungry for the latest real news, but day after day we get bombarded with crap. This writer, Ryan Parry claims her friends are the source...what’s their names?


40 posted on 12/15/2009 6:51:23 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Always Right
Elin is endanger from going from a very sympathetic figure to being a gold digger. This is a terrible PR move.

Why would Elin care more about PR than, say, $300 million?

41 posted on 12/15/2009 6:51:23 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: marshmallow
Does the lawyer get 40% of Elin’s part or does Tiger have to foot the bill?
42 posted on 12/15/2009 6:51:55 PM PST by kempo ( is whole)
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To: Always Right

Why can’t this just be about the heart of a young woman and mother who had dreams of a future with the guy she loved? I might add that loving someone is the whole package, so what if part of that love was about what prestige, money and power Tiger might have had, he offered it, she took it. Now she is has to salvage her life, raise her damaged children as privately as she can, knowing full well she now lives in a fishbowl. She deserves every cent she gets from Tiger.


43 posted on 12/15/2009 6:52:11 PM PST by Toespi
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To: marshmallow
"Actual physical presence in the state for X number of days/weeks/months? Owning a domicile in the state? Paying taxes in the state?"

Yes, all the above. Again, each state sets their own residency requirements and criteria, but that criteria frequently includes all the items you've outlined - must own or lease property, must pay taxes (or have a tax liability) and be physically present in the state for XXX number of days out of a full calendar year.

44 posted on 12/15/2009 6:52:20 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Clemenza

UMMMMM....gave BIRTH to his only children???!!!


45 posted on 12/15/2009 6:52:57 PM PST by annelizly
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To: marshmallow
Yesterday, Woods faced further embarrassment over a TV interview recorded on November 17 and originally scheduled to be broadcast on Christmas Day. Speaking on the Sky Network in New Zealand, Woods said his family has “been the best thing that ever happened” to him. The 33-year-old was then asked: “Family first and golf second – always be like that?” Woods answered: “Always.”

Got to admit seeing the wife and kids at the tournaments had me fooled


46 posted on 12/15/2009 6:54:36 PM PST by uncbob
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

To globally humiliate the woman like that? She deserves 60% and I am a man. She appears to have been totally innocent and a good wife.

He is a serial adulterer, serial purchaser of the services of prostitutes and possibly a steroid user. It he is a juicer then he is also a cheater. He created this nightmare.


47 posted on 12/15/2009 6:54:43 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

To globally humiliate the woman like that? She deserves 60% and I am a man. She appears to have been totally innocent and a good wife.

He is a serial adulterer, serial purchaser of the services of prostitutes and possibly a steroid user. It he is a juicer then he is also a cheater. He created this nightmare.


48 posted on 12/15/2009 6:54:56 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: marshmallow

Everybody in this tragedy will end up crying all the way to the bank, including the shysters and the publishers of tabloid rags.


49 posted on 12/15/2009 6:55:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: annelizly; wardaddy
She deserves child support. She doesn't deserve HIS hard earned money!

WD, you usually have a great opinion on things like this. What say you?

50 posted on 12/15/2009 6:56:00 PM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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