Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Trying To Settle Divorce Out of Court; Details of Negotation
Just a little over a week after Katie Holmes shocked the world… and her husband Tom Cruise by filing for divorce, and sole custody of their daughter Suri, TMZ is now reporting that settlement talks are currently underway.
Sources close to the couple confirm there are no immediate plans for either party to go to court. As for what the settlement talks are about, it is for a full divorce settlement. Meaning the lawyers are currently negotiating child custody, visitation, child support and a property settlement.
While Tom’s lawyers had stated they wanted to transfer the divorce case to California, the sources reveal if all goes well, the entire settlement could be completed in New York, which works well in Katie’s favor.
PEOPLE is also confirming the news with a source claiming that Tom “doesn’t want his family dragged through the mud… They both love their daughter.”
In fact Katie has been spotted at her lawyers Allan Mayefsky and Michael Mosberg’s offices today (Saturday) for the second day in a row.
When it comes to custody, the source says that while Tom might be open to Suri living primarily with Katie, he would still need a lot of visitation: “There’s no world where Tom won’t be seeing Suri.”
If I were Katie, I wouldn’t agree to anything other than supervised visitation. All it takes is a couple of hours of brainwashing during Suri’s visit with Tom in CA for her to be brainwashed into thinking her mom is a sociopath. Just ask Nicole Kidman.
Must say I’m not surprised Tom is trying to settle this in private. He’s probably realized he has everything to lose while Katie doesn’t. In fact, reports have stated that Scientologist are admitting in private that Katie is their biggest public nightmare to date. Fact is Katie has tremendous public support and everyone sees her as a victim. Tom on the other hand is still on shaky grounds with his reputation following his couch jumping antics years ago.
As for Katie’s incentive to settling this in private, I think she’s just ready to move on, and start her new life & career with her daughter. I predict when this is all said and done, Katie will get everything she wants including full custody of Suri.
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