Elin Hires Top Lawyer for $284M Divorce

Nordegren talks to Sorrell Trope; Woods gets strip club sponsor offer
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2009 6:59 AM CST
This is an April 10, 2005, file photo showing Tiger Woods kissing his wife, Elin, after winning the 2005 Masters at Augusta National National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.   (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton, File)
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(Newser) – Elin Nordegren didn’t just get herself any old lawyer—she’s reportedly hired Hollywood's superstar divorce guru Sorrell Trope, and is gearing up to go after nearly $284 million. Trope, whose clients range from Cary Grant to Hugh Grant, specializes in “very high-asset, high-income divorces,” an expert tells the New York Daily News, and Elin likely brought him onboard to negotiate a sum on top of her prenup, in light of Tiger’ extramarital mahem.

Just how much more money? Sources tell the Mirror she plans to score half of Tiger’s fortune, or about $283.9 million, adding that she told friends, “divorce is 100% on.” Woods could recoup some of that money by taking on a new sponsor—a New York strip club offered the golfer a $1 million endorsement deal, OK! reports.

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