Cupid's Pulse Article: Elin Nordegren’s 0 Million Divorce SettlementCupid's Pulse Article: Elin Nordegren’s 0 Million Divorce Settlement

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren’s marriage is coming to an end… in a very pricey way.  According to last week’s The Sun, Nordegren will get $750 million in exchange for keeping quiet about the golfer’s affairs.  Among the other deals, Woods is banned from bringing single women around his two children, and the two will split several properties.  Nordegren will also get sole physical custody of the children, but they will split legal custody.  A pal told the Sun, “Everything’s signed.  Elin is ready to file for divorce at Orlando County Court.  She expects to in the next seven days.”

How should you best come to terms that your marriage is over when it’s time to split the assets?

Cupid’s Advice:

Most couples are not dealing with the dollar figures that Woods and Nordegren are, or dealing with the public eye.  However, divorce is divorce, no matter how you slice it.  Cupid is here to help:

1. Face reality: Realize that the marriage didn’t work out, and that life will now have new challenges.  While there’s no way to work through pain quickly, seek counseling, as well as help from family and friends during this difficult time.

2. Communicate: Whatever the reason for divorce, it will be hard on the both of you.  Talk with a lawyer to review the assets in question, though the process may be easier if you and your ex try to work out what is best first.

3. Don’t put the children in the middle: Speak with a lawyer to understand all custody options, including legal custody, child support, and visitation.  As Cupid has mentioned in the past, it’s important to try and maintain the lifestyle your child has become used to.