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Arnold's Divorce Response

Conflict Over Support

7/21/2011 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Arnold Schwarzenegger has filed his response to Maria Shriver's divorce petition, and the former couple is at odds over whether Maria should get spousal support.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold's lawyer, Bob Kaufman, checked the box on the legal docs asking the judge to terminate any right on Maria's part to get spousal support.  Maria asked for spousal support in her petition.

Arnold -- like Maria -- is asking for joint custody of the couple's two minor children.

And there's another conflict.  Maria is asking Arnold to pay for her attorney's fees.  Arnold's response asks that the judge make each party foot the bill for their respective lawyers.

TMZ broke the story ... there is no prenup, so under California law both Arnold and Maria are entitled to a 50/50 split of all earnings and property accumulated during their 25-year marriage.  The two are estimated to be worth around $400 million.

Fact is ... since -- as we first reported -- Arnold will get the very expensive family home -- Maria will probably end up with at least as much if not more cash than Arnold, so spousal support may become a non-issue ... especially since Arnold isn't earning any real money right now.


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1189 days ago


Arnold's Divorce Response -- Conflict Over Spousal Suppor
3 minutes ago by TMZ Staff

I read the headline as supper lol. I was trying to figure out what a spousal supper was and why there would be conflict. TMZ please spell check!

1189 days ago


She has millions, why should he support her? The kids are grown, let her spend her own money to live.

1189 days ago


Ha ha...400 millions??? That's insane.Go Maria....he is a loser and azz to cheat on ya.

1189 days ago


Harvey, you know this is standard stuff. Why make it sound like Arnold is doing something that every other respondent in California does.

TMZ is going downhill really, really fast.


1189 days ago

Jill Conway    

Jeez Arnold, had you not been banging the maid, Maria would not be divorcing you. Considering you turned her life upside down, the very LEAST you could do is put down the chalupa and pay her legal fees.

1189 days ago

Chef Jack Tripper    

Split it down the middle. No need for this lawyers fees nonsense.

1189 days ago


The CHEATER should pay. Period.

1189 days ago


Spousal support? Give me a friggen break. The chick is richer than dirt. NO NO NO

1189 days ago

Abraham lincoln     


1189 days ago

SERIOUSLY !!!!!    

Seriously! She would NOT be filing for divorce if he had kept it in his pants and the family would still be together enjoying all those $400 million. HE is the reason she had to hire a high price lawyer in the FIRST place! He should pay. As for spousal support, well that just "the screwin' ya get for the screwin' ya got". Hope she get what she wants ... and he better just shut up and pay up ... she could/SHOULD ask for deportation & his citizenship revoked. But that just my ever-humble opinion

1189 days ago


Spousal support is set for a period of time to allow the spouse who gave up a career to support a spouse time to reestablish a career. It is usually a specific period of time.

Whatever happened to the latest Ahnold movie deal?

1189 days ago


Maria is loaded with money- she doesn't need any spousal support.

1189 days ago


Maria should get everything that she is asking for. Truly hope she does.

1189 days ago


Maria will get half and she deserves it. She was with him the entire time he accrued the money and gave up her career when he was elected Governor.

It's a done deal.

Slightly off topic, but it needs to be said - the picture that TMZ used for this article is horrendous. Maria looks like she has a beard. Maybe it is the camera angle or sun -- I am not sure, but her chin looks very hairy.

1189 days ago
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