Tiger Woods Divorce Finalized

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren appeared in a Florida courtroom on August 23, 2010, to finalize their divorce.  This comes nine months after that mysterious car crash Thanksgiving night in Isleworth, Florida.  The couple married in October 2004 in Barbados and have a 3-year-old daughter, Sam, and a 19-month-old son, Charlie.  The marriage was described in court documents as “irretrievably broken” with no point in trying to reconcile.  Although the terms of the divorce were not disclosed, source with some knowledge of the divorce dismissed reports that Woods would pay $750 million. More recent reports put the figure at between $100 million and $150 million. A definite term of the divorce is that Woods and Nordegren will “share parenting” of their two children.  A term that most say Woods must have given a high monetary amount for the arrangement.  Full Article

Custody is the legal responsibility for the care and control of your minor child.  In New York, parents are responsible to support their child until twenty-one years of age.  Under New York law, custody is separated into legal and physical, and each are addressed separately in a custody order.  Legal custody is the right to make major decisions about your child, including where your child goes to school, whether your child gets surgery, and what kind of religious training your child receives.  Physical custody is the actual physical possession and control of a child, including issues of who the child lives with on a day to day basis.  The court will make custody arrangements by considering what is in the best interest of the child.

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