Tiger Woods’ wife ‘hired divorce lawyer months ago’

New York: Tiger Woods’ wife Elin Nordegren had hired a divorce lawyer in January this year after the exposure of her husband’s multiple affairs.

The Swede recruited Walter H. White, Jr., who works at the same London firm as her twin sister, Josefin, reports TMZ.

White wrote in an email to staffers dated January 12, 2010: "I am writing to advise you that we have been asked by Ms Nordegren to assist her in better understanding her legal circumstances.

"The firm has assigned a dedicated team to work closely and confidentially with Elin and Josefin in order to fulfill this mandate."

The estranged couple is likely to file for divorce in Nordegren’s native Sweden, where she has been spotted recently, reports the New York Post.

Meanwhile, Woods has reportedly hired West Palm Beach lawyer Thomas Sasser, an expert in child custody agreements that involve more than one jurisdiction, to represent him in the divorce.