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Elin Nordegren Could Be Paid More Than $50 Million Extra For Sticking With Tiger Woods
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6845288/Elin-Nordegren-could-be-paid-more-than-50-million-extra-for-sticking-with-Tiger-Woods.html ^ | December 19th 2009

Posted on 12/19/2009 12:09:03 PM PST by Steelfish

Elin Nordegren Could Be Paid More Than $50 Million Extra For Sticking With Tiger Woods The wife of Tiger Woods will miss out on more than $50 million if she pursues a legal split because of his string of affairs, top American divorce lawyers have revealed.

By Philip Sherwell in New York 19 Dec 2009

Raoul Felder, a celebrity divorce attorney whose client roster has included the former wives of Martin Scorsese and Tom Clancy, said that Elin Nordegren would be "financially ill-advised" to walk out on the philandering golfer for good.

Miss Nordegren, 29, was widely reported last week to be "100 per cent" set on a divorce and in line to receive in excess of $100 million in one of sport's most expensive separations.

But Mr Felder said that if she divorced her husband now, she would only be entitled under Florida law to the sum agreed in the prenuptial agreement before the couple married in 2004 – believed to be $20 million. Woods would also have to pay child support for their two-year-old daughter and baby son.

By contrast, her legal team started negotiating a lucrative postnuptial deal just days after the sex scandal surrounding her husband erupted three weeks ago. Lawyers familiar with the talks said she could be paid up to an additional $55 million to remain with Woods, 33, for just two more years – a figure that may well have risen further as up to 14 alleged mistresses emerged.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cheetah; tiger; tigerwoods

1 posted on 12/19/2009 12:09:04 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I think she just wants out. I hope she does get out 50 mil or no 50 mil.


2 posted on 12/19/2009 12:10:39 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish

I would never sleep with him that could be a death sentence.


3 posted on 12/19/2009 12:11:57 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: Steelfish

I will be interesting to see if the prenup holds.


4 posted on 12/19/2009 12:13:34 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Steelfish

he ain’t worth it!


5 posted on 12/19/2009 12:14:16 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Steelfish

It’s not worth it.


6 posted on 12/19/2009 12:14:43 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Steelfish

Imagine all the lawyers drooling over a piece of this action. Shakespeare was right.


7 posted on 12/19/2009 12:19:30 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Steelfish

I don’t understand why he would pay her money to stay. He has a pre-nup. Just invoke that and figure out the child support and get on with the inevitable. Then again, maybe the Swedes are more tolerant. Guys like Tiger should never get married until they are about 60 or no longer a public figure. Jeter set the standard. He’s a hound dog, but he never married and so nobody cares.


8 posted on 12/19/2009 12:22:07 PM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Whats the par on that hole?


9 posted on 12/19/2009 12:22:42 PM PST by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: freekitty

At this point he may be happy to pay an extra $50 million just for her pledge of silence/non-disclosure.

btw, did anyone hear that the “Tiger” has a new nickname? Now he’s known as “Cheetah Woods”


10 posted on 12/19/2009 12:23:00 PM PST by Enchante (Carter + Gore + Obama added together are not worth 1/1000th of a Nobel Prize ....)
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To: Steelfish

I would value my self respect before I would take that money to stay. That’s incredible. Nothing could make me stay.


11 posted on 12/19/2009 12:26:38 PM PST by cubreporter (.)
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To: Steelfish

He betrayed his kids, to Hell with him!


12 posted on 12/19/2009 12:27:01 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: Enchante

Could be. Cheeta Woods. LOL


13 posted on 12/19/2009 12:27:29 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dfwgator

I agree, not worth it. Take the babies and run.


14 posted on 12/19/2009 12:27:53 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ozzymandus
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16 posted on 12/19/2009 12:37:47 PM PST by La Enchiladita (The debate over "healthcare" legislation is making me SICK.)
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To: Steelfish

She is still young and the next decade would be a waste of time to stick with Tiger. If she leaves now she can set up a nice life for herself and her family and one day hopefully meet a good man with integrity to live out the latter part of her life.


17 posted on 12/19/2009 12:49:27 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Steelfish
The word around here (Orlando) is that she will get half ($500M) because his infidelity was so bad.
She has been seen around town without her ring.

I think CHEETA is in for a world of hurt. She is no dummy she will make him pay dearly.

I have heard people who have been around him, he is a first class jerk, very anti social.

18 posted on 12/19/2009 12:53:31 PM PST by DeaconRed (Eeverythings Broken (RL Burnside) Applies to our current situation)
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To: Steelfish

By this point $50million is not the point. Getting her life back is the point. No amount of money and no amount of Tiger’s wood will ever get her life back. Only getting away from him will. How sad that these doctors and lawyers only see the dollar signs in all this humanity.


19 posted on 12/19/2009 1:04:47 PM PST by ActrFshr
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To: Steelfish

Right now Elin is my favorite kind of woman; hot, rich and vulnerable. (sarc)


20 posted on 12/19/2009 1:13:05 PM PST by Rudolphus (Tagline? I don't need no steenkin' tagline.)
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To: ActrFshr

I think you are exactly right. What’s another 25% more than “more money than you’ll ever need” worth? Staying married to a crawling creep? NO WAI.


21 posted on 12/19/2009 1:16:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (Here I come, with a sharp knife and a clear conscience!)
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To: cubreporter

What is the current price or going rate for a person’s soul? Or is a soul priceless?


22 posted on 12/19/2009 1:16:57 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Steelfish

Florida law? The ill-fated couple have a home in California, too. The soon to be ex-Mrs. Woods has already hired a high powered divorce attorney in The Golden State......she’ll get a much better pay-off in California and she knows it.


23 posted on 12/19/2009 1:18:02 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: july4thfreedomfoundation

Having a home in California won’t cut it. They need to be CA “residents” and that they are not.


24 posted on 12/19/2009 1:21:39 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Tax-chick
Staying married to a crawling creep? NO WAI.

It doesn't mean keep shtuping him, just impoverishing him.
25 posted on 12/19/2009 1:22:00 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Steelfish

I don’t know that his earning power is diminished permanently.. but.

Elin needs to weigh what she is willing to put up with to take a risk that affects the rest of her family..


26 posted on 12/19/2009 1:40:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: mulligan

Ask the house and the senate. They know.


27 posted on 12/19/2009 1:40:38 PM PST by cubreporter (.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

What’s the point of any legal agreement if the courts can nullify it after the fact?


28 posted on 12/19/2009 1:43:56 PM PST by Skenderbej (People need to learn that no muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: cubreporter

$55 mil for two years. I’d say that’s the most expensive hooker ever. Plus, he probably won’t be getting any.


29 posted on 12/19/2009 1:45:31 PM PST by Skenderbej (People need to learn that no muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: Steelfish

I think she’s got her eyes on more than a mere $50 million, hence her exploring filing for divorce in California.


30 posted on 12/19/2009 1:49:06 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Skenderbej
What’s the point of any legal agreement if the courts can nullify it after the fact?

Validity depends on the laws governing pre-nuptial agreements. California's laws strictly control what a pre-nup can and can't protect. Since Tiger was dumb enough to buy a house in that state then she's got a chance to try for divorce where the laws favor her over the legal agreement.

31 posted on 12/19/2009 1:51:20 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Steelfish
Having a home in California won’t cut it. They need to be CA “residents” and that they are not.

Woods owns a house in California. He's lived in California. He's paid California taxes on winnings earned in the state. A person can be considered a California resident if they are outside California for a "temporary or transitory" purpose but still maintain a domicile in the state. The definition of 'temporary or transitory' is open to interpretation, and you can count on her divorce lawyer to take full advantage of that gray area.

32 posted on 12/19/2009 1:56:26 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: ActrFshr
By this point $50million is not the point. Getting her life back is the point. No amount of money and no amount of Tiger’s wood will ever get her life back. Only getting away from him will.

Don't discount the revenge factor. She may be pissed enough to want to hurt him in the only way that matters - take him to the financial cleaners.

33 posted on 12/19/2009 1:58:25 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: screaminsunshine
Whats the par on that hole?

Fifty million and climbing rapidly.

34 posted on 12/19/2009 1:59:50 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Steelfish

Well, you can have him, I don’t want him,
He didn’t love me anyway.
He only wanted someone to play with
But all I wanted was love to stay.

Well, you get stuck with the wrong man
There’s only one thing that you can do:
Just dig a hole and jump right in it,
And pull the ground right over you.


35 posted on 12/19/2009 2:31:06 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: aruanan

If Elie’s going to make a break, she should best make it a clean break. Divorce is a firm statement. Staying married for money would cheapen her position - in some ways she would be the same as Tiger’s mistresses.


36 posted on 12/19/2009 2:32:16 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Steelfish

She should have no trouble finding another mate.....can’t say the same about Magic Johnson’s ex.


37 posted on 12/19/2009 2:34:00 PM PST by Archie Bunker on steroids (Mugabi will look like Reagan when this thing is over with)
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To: Steelfish

an attorney is incapable of comprehending the concept of principal over money


38 posted on 12/19/2009 2:47:18 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: aruanan
It doesn't mean keep shtupping him, just impoverishing him.

It means continuing to be married to him, when she could be free. And it wouldn't impoverish him - he has plenty - it would just lower her to the level of the whores he's been spending his time with.

Take your contract payout, Elin, take your kids, walk away and don't look back. There's a decent life out there.

39 posted on 12/19/2009 2:50:59 PM PST by Tax-chick (Here I come, with a sharp knife and a clear conscience!)
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To: Skenderbej

True, but the have not tried this case yet.


40 posted on 12/19/2009 4:13:13 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Steelfish

Is there no end to the level of bribery that’s reflected in personal and political activites this year? I hope she honors herself and walks away NOW.


41 posted on 12/19/2009 5:39:01 PM PST by sarasota
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To: red irish
I would never sleep with him...that could be a death sentence.

I agree.

42 posted on 12/19/2009 5:44:04 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Steelfish

If she sells her integrity and her self respect to stay with this bum, she sounds like she might have the perfect psychological profile to run for the Senate as a democrat.


43 posted on 12/19/2009 5:50:58 PM PST by MGMSwordsman
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