Meet the Man Behind Katie Holmes' Split ...her dad, Martin Holmes By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Jul 4, 2012 8:48 AM CDT 60 comments Comments Katie Holmes leaves a TV studio on Times Square in New York on July 2, 2012. Holmes recently filed for divorce from actor Tom Cruise. (Getty Images) (Newser) – It's Day 6 of the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise divorce watch, and the updates—you guessed it—just keep coming. People reports that dad Martin Holmes played a big part in "orchestrating" his daughter's split from the actor. Not only is Martin "very rigid" and rumored to have been apprehensive about Katie's relationship with Cruise, he's also a lawyer who handles matrimonial law ... though he won't be part of his daughter's official legal team. He reportedly flew into NYC last week to help her fire a number of employees. In other news: People also spills plenty of details on the lead-up to the divorce, which involved "meticulous planning" on Holmes' part. A source tells the mag that "her inner circle has been planning this and switching out cell phones since she was in China [in mid-June]. When new cell phones arrived, then nobody could reach her. Her old best friends from last week don't have her new number, no email. She's unreachable." How did Holmes manage to rent a new apartment last month without making Cruise suspicious? The source says she told him she wanted to move to a place with an underground garage, to better protect her from the paparazzi. Still, as recently as last week she was telling Tom, via phone, "I love you," says the source. And TMZ offers more on Holmes' Scientology fears. It says she was present when Cruise's other kids participated in a ritual in 2005, in which they hold an "e-meter" and answer questions designed to help identify "areas of spiritual distress." She didn't want Suri to have to do it. Among the questions that can be asked: "Have you ever decided you did not like some member of your family?" Click to read more of the questions.