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Katie Holmes Totally Strategized The Divorce! Filed In New York Because…

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Well! Well! Well!

Seems like everyone might need to give Katie Holmes a lil' more credit these days!

Because gurl filed divorce papers in New York with a very clever motive…

Unlike California, the state of New York can look into the issues causing a need to file for divorce and use those in judgement.

And according to a super-close Katie source, she's got killer legal advantages here:

"Katie is getting excellent legal advice because under New York family law a judge is allowed to consider a multitude of reasons why a marriage should end. New York is NOT a no-fault state like California, allowing for more flexibility in determining the reason the marriage came to an end, if either the plaintiff or respondent contributed to that, and in what capacity. Allegations of cheating or verbal/physical abuse are taken very seriously in New York and can be determining factors in custody and support issues."

Of course, Katie doesn't plan to argue over the prenup as she's plenty rich on her own, but she will fight tooth and nail for sole custody of Suri.

As we've mentioned before, Katie will absolutely not let Suri delve deeper into Scientology with Tom Cruise.

Now, this isn't to say she doesn't think he's a great father. The insider explains:

"Katie wants Tom to be a big part of Suri's life, and he is a great father, but she wants to be the primary custodial parent that raises Suri."

But we have a feeling Tom's not gonna take this sitting down..

There's about to be a show-down in apple town!!

[Image via Jody Cortes/WENN.]

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36 comments to “Katie Holmes Totally Strategized The Divorce! Filed In New York Because…”

  1. Deb says – reply to this


    Why would he fight it? Didn't give sole custody to Nicole Kidman with their kids? Yeah, he is still in their lives, but I am pretty sure he gave her sole custody no problem.

  2. RICHARD BEALEY says – reply to this


    I though she that she would leave Tom as he is much as a leader of Scientology Church than David Miscavage boy is funny enough. I still keep on getting promotional gifts from Saint Hills HQ for about 10 years in Exeter they had said when I had called Saint Hills the lady said "my name just got to be removed, I had a gold plate next to my phone" she said and thank me for calling the Saint Hills Castle once again and my interest in the LRH Special Brifing Course which my have cost me if I went their £40,000 to get me up to clear on the e.meter. The last post that I have had was being invited to go alone with Katie Holmes for a day to do a charity fundrasing event for the church and a special inventation to David Miscavages 40 years of Scientologists. Thanks for all the information is has cheered me up no end.

  3. 3

    Re: RICHARD BEALEY – … what?

  4. 4

    Re: raccoon baby – Yeah … my thoughts exactly.
    Re: Deb – No, I don't think Kidman got sole custody of their kids.
    Katie Holmes is clearly much smarter and more driven than anyone has ever given her credit for. In striking the way she has, she's made it almost impossible for him to react in a way that will paint her to be a bad person. His own past is helping her, but her maneuvers over the last two days are … cunning.

  5. 5

    Oh, well not too surprise. Peace out going to see Magic Mike!

  6. Leslie says – reply to this


    Katie's father is an attorney, so I'm sure he's giving her good advice. I think she caught "Mr. All About His Image" by surprise. I'm sure he knew it was coming, but not so soon.

  7. clamrocks says – reply to this


    Katie will be fine and her Father is a lawyer,will be a big help..long over due….

  8. jt99 says – reply to this


    It's sad to see they are divorcing. Although as much as she fights for sole custody, this will get pretty messy. Tom is a powerful man in Hollywood, considering how spoil Suri is he won't let go of her willingly. I'm not sure Katie will have sole custody of the child

  9. hayley says – reply to this


    He wont fight this at all…this divorce will be lickity split and clean, just like with nicold kidman, because the whole marriage was set up to begin with and all of these details of money and custody have likely already been considered and decided. Mark my words…this will be completely amicable and quiet…the marriage was fake, its ending 5 years to the date they began dating and it was the same with Kidman, except 10 years to the day. Predictable..I called this, except I thought it would be longer than 5 years.

  10. 10

    I dont get the custody thing anyway. The kid is going to grow up and move out and on with her life and he still gets visitation so what's the big deal? Parents your kids move out on their own anyway in 10 years and you'll still be related.

  11. 11

    Ps now Tom knows how Nicole felt. What goes around…

  12. 12

    Re: Deb – Wrong! Nicole Kidman has very little to do with the children she had with Cruise. Katie doesn't want the same thing to happen to her, I'm sure.

  13. 13

    idiots it doesn't matter where she filed for divorce every state has some form of no fault diovrce but that only in most states takes effect if you were married 10 or more years and some states require the couple to live apart for a length of time. for instance in Connecticut it's 18 months so for instance if Melissa Newman & her husband got divorced and went for a no fault they'd have to play by state rules

  14. 14

    She should have taken that Scientology crap into consideration before she married him! Even better, maybe she should have thought about it before she had sex with and got knocked up by the cult member! Now she's trying to make a clean break on the back end. Good luck!

  15. 15

    I'm sure the actual reason she filed in NYC is because that's where she and Suri have been living for a couple years now. Why would she go out to CA to file, when her legal residence is in NYC? With all the crap she knows about him, I really doubt he'll put up a fight. I'm sure there will be some type of agreement where Katie gets sole custody if she doesn't say anything about him.

  16. 16

    Re: hayley – I completely agree with you. You know he won't want his name or Scientology drug through the mud, so he'll give her what she wants, with the understanding that she says nothing about him or the church. Why do you think it is Nicole Kidman has never spoke about either thing?

  17. Rossi says – reply to this


    Re: RICHARD BEALEY – Either you're drunk or mentally retarded.

  18. Chief Rocka says – reply to this


    New York is A No-Fault State… Therefore your premise is off…

    Rock on!

  19. Anne says – reply to this


    Re: Deb – No he did NOT GIVE her sole custody. He wanted a divorce and sole custody claiming Nicole had cheated and that they had been separated prior to their 10th anniversary. That quickly changed to "irreconcilable differences and shared custody" because Nicole could prove the child she miscarried 1week after their separation was biologically Tom's child which would mean they were still together 3 months AFTER their anniversary. SO Tom had to agree to shared custody with Nicole.

  20. Anne says – reply to this


    Re: Omniscient Gal – Nicole was pregnant and blind sided by her separation from Tom. Clearly I think Katie's very very smart and savvy father has had a hand in this and HE is more likely the one who has been planning it since the day they got together

  21. Roxie says – reply to this


    Re: hayley – Nicole and Tom did not separate 10years to the day. They married Christmas Eve and their separation was in March the following year. He did try to say they had separated before their 10th anniversary so she wouldn't be entitled to half of his money. Unfortunately for the lying little toad she was pregnant by him and proved the marriage had survived past the 10year anniversary.

  22. 22

    Re: Deb – no she did not

    its likely katie wont win tom likely has access to just about anything anyone could have access too poor girl was in over her head from the start good luck girl ull need it .. i hope she gets her career back she was huge before she got married just came out of a blockbuster before he 'CHOSE ' her

  23. 23

    The super close Katie source is an idiot. NY is a no fault state and has been for a couple years now.

  24. 24

    Ok, excuse the folks calling you mentally retarded. Unfortunately, some of the posters on this website have an IQ of 105 or lower and rarely attempt to read into anything other than a 10 word sentence filled with misspelled crap such as "Biatch!" & "Shiz!"
    Sentences longer than 40 words tend to leave them flummoxed and they lose attention. If they have to mentally insert their own commas and re-work the grammar, forget about it. Instead, they choose to insult, and make it YOUR problem that THEY CAN'T UNDERSTAND YOU.
    (They probably laugh at accents, too.)
    Re: Rossi – Go back to school. YOU are the "retard" if you can't be bothered with trying to understand, and instead call names like a three year old.
    … To continue,
    I got the impression that you have either paid 40,000 (Pounds) or were going to in order to get yourself to "clear" on the (ridiculous) e-meter. And it sounds as though you’ve blown recently, or want to. I have to admit I had trouble following your train of thought, but I’m interested in hearing more of what you have to say, and have a few thoughts of my own.

  25. 25

    I certainly hope that you have said goodbye to these people. The energetic state that they claim will cost you thousands of dollars to achieve - aka "clear" - is a floating & ever-changing "state" that can be "achieved" by anyone without any money. (“Achieved” isn’t the appropriate word either, but it’s the word THEY use because it sounds as though it takes lots of “work” on your part. It doesn’t.)
    “Clear” is a generic term relating to your biorhythmic patterns & body temperature, which are reflected in your body’s energy field, and read by the e-meter.
    Your emotional state WILL contribute to this reading, because it affects your body's temperature & "aura," for lack of a better word.
    Human beings are SUPPOSED to feel emotions. We are ALLOWED to feel them.
    We are here on earth as individuals so that we CAN feel them!

  26. 26

    What the unevolved Scientologists refuse to acknowledge - or perhaps are afraid to - is that the idea of "perfection," or rather, the lack of "abberant" or nasty emotions such as grief or anger or jealousy in human beings, is SUBJECTIVE.
    Such a state of human perfection will NEVER be achieved! 1) We are all different, & therefore will have individual notions of human perfection, and also 2) forcing our ideas of perfection on another GOES AGAINST THE VERY NOTION of being “perfect” in the first place. What “perfect” person would force another to give up their money and their family/friends in order to follow SOMEONE ELSE'S ideals?!

    And WHAT THE FUCK does "human perfection" have to do with volcanoes, DC-9's, and aliens?
    Get out now, Richard, if you haven't already.

  27. 27

    Such a shame. He looks up to her so much.

  28. GreenAlien says – reply to this


    So Katy is a smart cookie after all…
    Good for you , Katy. Smart move.

  29. 29

    Re: Brainiac – YOU SURE LEAVE LONG COMMENTS! LMAO!!!!!!!

  30. Jaded says – reply to this


    She wants sole custody because in Scientology if you leave the religion people who are still in are barred form even speaking to you. Notice you have never seen Tom and Nicole in the same room again unless it was by accident, and their kids are rarely ever seen with her. I mean for years they wouldn't even call her mom.
    I don't think Katie is taking any chances with Suri and her relationship.

  31. Ash says – reply to this


    She did not file in New York for this reason. New York State is also a no fault state as of October of 2010. This means that just like in California, New York state will not be concerning itself with the grounds for the divorce. So why New York? It is more likely that this is either a state of convenience because she plans to live here for the duration of the divorce, her preferred attorney lives here, or there are favorable child custody rules if her attorney thinks it's going to be a contentious proceeding.

  32. Mono says – reply to this


    She had to be the one to strike first.She put him in a place of the reactor.Watching him not her.Smart cookie.She also set up NY as residency. The issue will be resolved concerning child in the State the child has lived for the last 6 months.I bet, she hasn't stepped foot in his Cali home in at lest that amount of time.Ca would be bad for her. scientologist central.
    Tom is losing it.Because as a raging narcissist this loss of control is beyond intolerable .
    I knew this was about to go down. Katie dared to discipline Suri a few times in front of camera, Tom was put on notice

  33. 33

    The primary reason Tom would want a biological child would be to perpetuate his role in Scientology. I wouldn't doubt for a moment that she is perceived as a reincarnation or an incarnation of an extra terrestrial being.

  34. amy says – reply to this


    your are wrong when u said NYS is not a no fault state.. It became one in 2010

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