September 2, 2010

Tiger & Elin’s Parenting Plan

Posted in Celebrity Divorce tagged at 4:49 pm by demetriagraves

Well it’s been all over the news that Tiger Wood and Elin Nordegren have had their divorce finalized. Court documents described the marriage as “irretrievably broken”. What you may not know is that as part of the divorce they were required to work out a parenting plan for the former couple’s two kids Sam, 3, and Charlie, 1. Court papers confirm that both Tiger, 34, and Elin, 30, have completed 4-hour parenting classes – which are required for the finalization of any divorce in Florida in which children are involved.

 
“The parenting plan is in the best interests of the children,” the documents read. The couple were married for nearly six years; the papers also indicate that they’ve been living apart since November of last year. Woods famously crashed his car outside their Windermere, Florida home over Thanksgiving weekend – just after reports of his infidelity first surfaced.
 
Although the details remain confidential, the couple signed a Marital Settlement Agreement – which normally includes terms about child support, spousal support and other financial matters. The exact amount of any financial settlement has not been disclosed.
 
A statement posted recently on the golfer’s website said,  “While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us…The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation.”
 
Other details from the court documents describe that Elin will go back to her maiden name: Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren. The newly single mom spent some of the summer in her native Sweden, where a $3 million seaside estate on the country’s west coast is currently being renovated. She has also claimed that her children are the only reason she’s gotten through the divorce.
 
The former Mrs. Woods also admits to feeling stupid after all the allegations started to surface late last year, because she had absolutely no idea what was going on. Elin says she plans on staying in the U.S. but she and the children will travel frequently to Sweden to see her family. Apparently she wants her children to have a relationship with their father, and also experience the Swedish culture.
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