Suri To Live Primarily with Katie Holmes in New York
(NEW YORK) — Less than two weeks after Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Tom Cruise, the couple has agreed that daughter Suri should live primarily with her mother in New York.
The terms of Suri’s custody was the key element of the settlement reached on Monday and Cruise will have generous visitation rights, according to People magazine.
Lawyers for Holmes and Cruise did not confirm the nature of the settlement when they released statements on Monday.
“The case has been settled and the agreement has been signed,” Holmes’ lawyer, Jonathan Wolfe, said in an email statement on Monday. “We are thrilled for Katie and her family and are excited to watch as she embarks on the next chapter of her life.”
He added, “We thank Tom’s counsel for their professionalism and diligence that helped bring about this speedy resolution.”
Cruise’s attorney Bert Fields told ABC News, “The Tom Cruise — Katie Holmes case has been settled with a signed agreement. Tom is really pleased we got there, and so am I.”
Holmes’ lawyer Allan Mayefsky told ABC News the divorce was “amicably settled” but the, “terms of the settlement are confidential.”
Publicists for Cruise and Holmes released a joint statement earlier Monday from the couple, saying, “We are committed to working together as parents to accomplishing what is in our daughter Suri’s best interests. We want to keep matters affecting our family private and express our respect for each other’s commitment to each of our respective beliefs and support each other’s roles as parents.”
Holmes, 33, filed for divorce from Cruise, 50, June 28 after nearly six years of marriage.
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