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Arnold Hires Attorney, Hammers Out Divorce Deets

6/1/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Arnold Schwarzenegger is pulling out a big gun for his inevitable divorce battle with Maria Shriver ... officially hiring attorney Bob Kaufman -- who's already tackling some touchy issues of the split. 

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Sources tell TMZ ... Kaufman's already been in touch with Maria's attorney, Laura Wasser -- and we're told they are "moving forward" with divorce negotiations.

Kaufman and Wasser have gone head-to-head on other high profile celebrity splits -- and both specialize in something Arnold and Maria value right now ... keeping divorce settlements hush hush.

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46.

Sociopaths are Sad    

@betty: thank you child for reading my comments. Yes, I do re post sometimes but it seems you STILL don't get it.

Mildred is not a "victim" - she simply has no power (being a Guatemalan MAID and all) and it's pathetic to attack powerless people.

Maria & Ahnie are NOT victims either. Not "poor long-suffering Maria" (or is she empowered? how will she paint herself next?), and not "decent man Ahnie who was aggressively pursued by Mildred" (spun by TMZ).

Do you understand what I'm saying here bimbo betty? NONE OF THESE 3 ARE VICTIMS.

BUT WHY BLAME THE PERSON WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF POWER? Why blame the pathetically powerless Guatemalan MAID?

That's what I'm saying betty - you bimbo. Look up the definitions of power and victim as it seems you just don't get it.

1247 days ago
47.

middleagedcrazy    

@ SAS --

What the heck is 'pippip'? Waiting, waiting . . .

1247 days ago
48.

betty    

@Sociopaths are Sad Now whose acting like the sociopath? Mildred had power alright she had the power to lure Arnold into bed. She is being attacked for what she did not who she is.If she was CEO of a company she would still would be considered a trollop that bedded a married man and bore a child. I'm sure Marie is a strong woman that considers herself neither long suffering nor a victim but a wife that was lied too and betrayed like most women would feel under the cir***stances. Never underestimate the power of a woman regardless of their status even this bimbo. As far as Arnold goes he can take care of himself.

1247 days ago
49.

Poster/not always viewer    

Char-
CA doesn't work that way. Besides they have a binding prenup.
However, Maria's salary and trust fund monies would be included in the property distribution. I doubt she will want the Kennedy Trust Fund to become public. It is very unlikely she would ask for or get alimony. There is only one minor child at this point, although I doubt either party will object and that part will probably be joint custody and the easiest part of divorce for them. Either side is able to buy the other side out.

This won't be like Tiger Woods' divorce b/c FL is an equitable distribution state.

1247 days ago
50.

Poster/not always viewer    

@Sociopaths-

I agree with you about the victims parts, they were all willing participants. I've never met Maria so I can't say she is nasty as you suggest but I did she her once on Oprah with her mother. Eunice was telling her when she gets married she should be putting him first and she should take his name which Maria refused to do. But Maria very obnoxiously said if people coming to this country does not know who Maria Shriver is, then they shouldn't come here. HUH?
Also Oprah's audience are not a bunch of ladies who lunch with a lot of money. Maria was complaining about Arnold wanting the kids to do do chores, like dishes and their own laundry so they can learn to survive on their own. Maria was trying to make a joke of it, saying she told Arnold to run CA and she would make sure the kids did laundry although she had never done laundry in her life. She has maid, cook, assts, etc and then tells the audience they are bad people if they don't give a life of service. It was a real turnoff and inappropriate for the audience she was addressing.
SHe strikes me as being very insecure and was terribly co-dependent on her mother. I recall thinking at the time, what is Maria going to do when her parents pass. Arnold nor ANY man can fill that void and I think she had those expectations. JMO.

1247 days ago
51.

betty    

@Team Marie%Arnold What Oprah show was this because Oprah would not allow any put down of her audience.Also I have never heard her being arrogant because of who she is or their family wealth. Its no secret how their family fortune was made and I found none of the Kennedys arrogant. Only the contrary they were the ones started the poverty programs in this country and Maria father headed one.

1247 days ago
52.

Nicola from how to get a divorce     

I wish Maria could cope up with the divorce process with less pain because no woman deserves that kind of treatment or betrayal. God bless to Arnold!

1247 days ago
53.

Loving Monterey    

@ Love Star Wars;

What do you mean Maria's heart wasn't in the marriage and that she only wanted to be 1st Lady of California?

You are a complete tard! They were married years and years before he became Governor. Maria also gave up her career to raise the kids and support him during his movie making days. She was there from the beginning of the marriage and until the end.

I would say that it was Arnies heart that wasn't in the marriage. Hence the fact that he had an affair with a maid.

It's one thing to have an affair, which by all rights is still wrong. But to have it under your wifes nose, in the house, in the bed that Maria sleeps in and then embraces Maria each night as if nothing is wrong.

Sick sick sick sick sick!

I'm totally in Maria's corner on this one!

1247 days ago
54.

jennifer    

To Maria and kids~~this too shall pass~~Praying that you will have peace and wisdom that only God can give to carry you through this storm.

1246 days ago
55.

blackolive    

The things that amazes me is that the media is keeping really quiet about all this. I mean Tiger Woods was crucified by everyone for his cheating and this man had his woman in his house, interacting with his wife on a daily basis. Talk about a
double standard America.

1246 days ago
56.

redskin    

i hope she takes that rat bastard to the cleaners....!

1245 days ago
57.

LIZB    

ONE THING I HATE FOR MARRIAGE CANT STAND FOR ONE WIFE OR HUSBAND.. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MARRIAGE JUST ONLY A PAPERS THEN THATS IT.. HOW BOUT FOR BETTER FOR WORSE AND TIL DEATH DO US PART NOT BE TO APART.. IS THE MARRIAGE NOW NO VALUES? WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF THE CHILDREN IF JUST THINKING THEIR OWN WANTS. WHAT A SELFISH AND DISGUSTED SPOUSE.. SO SELFISH AND THINKING THEIR OWN NEEDS.YES THE TEMPTATION EVERYWEHRE BUT FIRST YOU HAVE TO THINK , HAVE FEAR TO GOD.. IF YOU HAVE REAL GOD IN YOUR LIFE YOU WONT TEMPTED EVEN SHES NAKED IN FRONT OF YOU PUT TO SHAME EVEN SHE WILL DO EVERYTHING TO TEMPTED YOU THEN PUT HER ON SHAME TELL HER GET OUT OF MY LIFE EVIL GIRL. I HAD BEAUTIFUL WIFE AND I CANT CHANGE HER TO ANYONE GIRL IN THIS WORLD.. YOU HAVE OT FIGHT THAT YOURSELF THAT YOU WILL BE GOOD HUSBAND , FAITHFUL AND DEVOTED IN AND OUT.. THATS ADULTERY USELESS GOING TO CHURCH THEN OUTSIDE DOING EVIL.. I HATE SPOUSE NOT COMITTED TO THEIR MARRIAGE. THEIRS NO SENSE OH IM TEMPTED ..SUCK UNFAITFUL HUSBAND.. THOSE WHO MARRIED BE PROUD OF YOU MARRIAGE NO MATTER WHAT.. THATS NORMAL WIFE WILL ASK SO MUCH COZ WIFE WANTS FRUITFUL MARRIAGE AND LIVE HAPPILY.. DONT BE SELFISH THINK OF YOUR CHILDREN .. CALL THAT ONE CARMA WHATEVER YOU DOING EVIL WILL TURN BACK TO YOUR CHILDREN POOR CHILDREN WILL SUFFER.. ONLY THING I CAN SAY ABOUT MARRIAGE BE HONEST , FAITHFUL, NO PLAYING A GAMES , HAVE FEAR TO GOD THATS MOST IMPORTANT AND PUT GOD FIRST ON YOUR LIFE THE REAL GOD NOT The fake god. DEVOTED TO EACH OTHER AND THINK THE FUTURE OF THE CHILDREN.. BECAUSE THE CHILDREN WILL SUFFER GROWN UP BROKEN FAMILY..A WIFE FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT DONT LET THE MARRIAGE ENDED LET YOUR HUSBAND KNOWS YOU WANT HIM NEED HIM FOREVER.. THINK THE MEMORIES YOU SHARED FORGET THE BAD.. IT HURTS BUT BE STRONG AND BE BRAVE FOR THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.DONT GIVE UP SHOW YOUR LOVE IF REALY NO MORE CHANCE THEN GO ON YOUR LIFE ..NO NEED TO MARRY AGAIN COZ REMEMBER STILL MARRIAGE ON THE EYES OF GOD.. WAIT TIL YOU WIDOW THEN THATS THE TIME YOU WILL MARRY AGAIN MEANS YOU FULFILL THE LAW OF GOD NOT THIS WORLD LAW.. IN THE EYES OF GOD STILL ADULTERY IF SPOUSE STIL ALIVE THEN MARRY TO ANOTHER .. WILL IF YOU READ THE BIBLE THEN THE ANSWER IS THERE IN THE BIBLE.. THE 2 BECOME ONE.. THEIRS NO IN THE BIBLE THAT YOU HAVE TO DIVORCE YOUR PARTNER.. IN THE BIBLE MATTHEW 19:3-6, 7-8.: MATTHEW 5:31-32
ONLY THING I CAN SAY HAVE SELF-CONTROL OF YOURSELF. DONT CHEATED YOUR MARRIAGE , DONT DECEIVE EITHER. ONE MUST HUMBLE AND SETTLE BY TALK EACH OTHER, TELL WHAT YOU FELT , WHATYOU WANT DONT BE QUIET.. EXPRESS NO MATTER HOW EMBARRASS TREAT YOUR SPOUSE AS YOUR FRIEND, LOVER EVERYTHING.. IN MARRIAGE WHOLE PACKAGE DEAL.. NOT FOR BED NOT FOR SOMETHING WANT..LET ALL THE MARRIAGE FOREVER FULFILL IN THE EYES OF GOD.. MOST OF ALL IS LOVE.. AND HAVE REAL GOD IN YOUR LIFE THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF MARRIAGE..
THANK YOU AND HOPE IT HELP.. IF HAVE A CHANCE RECONSILE AND TELL THE MISTRESS GET OUT HIS LIFE.. SHE JUST WANTS YOUR HUSBAND MONEY AND THINGS NOT YOUR HUSBAND SHE WANTS.. THATS WHAT THE EVIL GIRL DOING.. TRYING TO DESTROY THE MARRIAGE.. FORGIVE AND START THE NEW BEGINNING ..
GOD BLESS YOUR ALL.

1197 days ago
58.

LIZB    

oh forgot what a cheap ARNOLD FLINGING A MAID? SO CHEAP HE CHANGE IS WIFE WITH A MAID? ITS A BIG INSULT FOR HIS WIFE DOING THAT,, HIS WIFE STILL ALIVE AND HE CAN EASY CHANGE TO ANOTHER IS THAT REAL LOVE? OR FAKE LOVE.. ANOTHER WORDS TO SAY ONCE YOU TASTED YOU ALWAYS WANTED. IM HAPPY IF ALL THE EVIL GIRLS PUT TO JAIL GOOD FOR THEM COZ THEY DESTROYED FAMILY LIFE.. ONE THING I HATE MISTRESS PRETEND THEY ARE A REAL WIFE TRYING HARD AND DOING THEIR BEST TO DESTROY THE MARRIAGE AND THE STUPID HUSBAND LISTEN THE EVIL MISTRESS.. HE DIDNT THINK THAT HE WAS TRAP AND THINK YOUR AGE HELLO YOUR NOT ANYMORE YOUNGER ,, HELLO YOUR GETTING OLDER AND THE YOUNG MISTRESS WILL SAY TO YOU GOODBYE I FOUND ANOTHER RICH ONE AGAIN.. MISTRESSS WONT SATISFIED WITH ONE MAN .. COZ THEY ARE EVIL . AN EVIL DOING EVIL FOREVER NO FEAR AND GO GO GO DONT CARE ...
WAKE UP MR MARRIED MAN YOU WILL REGRET ONE DAY AND YOU WILL REALISE THAT YOUR DOING IS WRONG AND YOUR BAD GUY TO YOUR FAMILY.. AN EVIL DOING WONT LAST FOREVER JUST SHORT HAPPINESS.. A GOOD DOING WILL LAST FOREVER AND EVER AND HAVE HAPPY ENDING MARRIAGE.. COME BACK TO THE REAL GOD.. THE WEALTH IN THIS EARTH WILL GONE , FADE ONLY AND WITHERS.. THINK BOUT YOUR SOUL WHERE IT GO.. WE HAVE 2 CHOSE FIRST HEAVEN SECOND HELL.. JUST CHOSE WANT ETERNAL LIFE? OR GO TO HELL.. JESUS LOVES YOU AND CARES FOR YOU.. RETURN TO YOUR FAMILY DATE HER AND ASK FORGIVENESS TO HER.. BE HUMBLE YOURSELF AND TELL HER START A NEW MARRIAGE.. THINK OF YOUR CHILDREN NOT YOUR OWN OK.. IS NOT TO LATE.. SERVE GOD FULLY THE REAL GOD ONLY...
GOD BLESS..

== SORRY TO THE EVIL GIRLS YOU WONT LAST YOUR WANT IN YOUR LIFE ..

1197 days ago
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