Elin Petitioned To Remove ‘Woods’ From Her Name

TMZ.com has obtained the documents contained in today’s petition for the dissolution of marriage between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Woods.

Tiger Woods Divorce Documents

The petition, which was subsequently approved by a judge in Panama City, Fla., today, does reveal details previously unknown regarding the couple’s parting.

In the filing, Elin petitioned and was granted restoration of her maiden name:

Tiger Woods Divorce Documents

 ”Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren.

The majority of the marital settlement was actually signed off by Tiger and Elin on July 3 & 4, making today’s court appearance no more than a formality.

Tiger Woods Divorce Documents

 The filing also revealed when Elin officially moved out of the house.

Elin Moved Out November '09

From the above document, you can see that Tiger’s now-ex-wife officially left the family home, with children in tow, in November, 2009.

What’s most interesting about today’s events is the news that Elin wants her maiden name back - indicating she has no interesting trafficking in her ex-husband’s fame.

Yes, Nordegren will be compensated handsomely in the aftermath of the breakup, and she undoubtedly signed a confidentiality agreeement, but somehow I think she wants to make a complete break from her former husband.

With the sordid details of his infidelity, who can blame her?

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