Tom Cruise is reportedly gearing up for a fight.
Having been blindsided last week by his spouse, he is ready for a custody battle over Suri Cruise and preparing to counter-file for divorce in California.
According to celebrity gossip sources, Cruise wants to ensure that Katie doesn't get sole custody of Suri, which she asked for in her New York filing.
Cruise's camp says the divorce can only take place in New York if the marriage occurred there or the spouse has been living there continuously.
Despite the couple owning an N.Y. apartment deeded in her name, he will argue that both live in L.A. and she doesn't meet N.Y. residency requirements.
This is significant as N.Y. courts are perceived as much more likely to award sole custody in a contentious divorce than their California counterparts.
An insider added of Cruise's game plan: "There is absolutely no way that he is going to let Katie have sole custody. The lines are being drawn."