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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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Maria not Nicky    

Maria did not screw up the family, she would have stayed with you for life, she would have even turned into a nun for you Arnold.
She loved you so much but you did not love her enough you love sex with a scalywag who was ripe whose coochie was throbbing with desire to bear a child with you.
You owe it to her to pay all the legal fees and spousal support since all you are going to do with the money is to leave it to Mildred and your sperm baby and your future gold-diggers.
I hope you get remarried Arnold to a young thang so she can burn your bum and make you feel old and a waste of a scondrel.

1187 days ago
77.

Maria not Nicky    

Maria did not screw up the family, she would have stayed with you for life, she would have even turned into a nun for you Arnold.
She loved you so much but you did not love her enough you love sex with a scalywag who was ripe whose coochie was throbbing with desire to bear a child with you.
You owe it to her to pay all the legal fees and spousal support since all you are going to do with the money is to leave it to Mildred and your sperm baby and your future gold-diggers.
I hope you get remarried Arnold to a young thang so she can burn your bum and make you feel old and a waste of a scondrel.

1187 days ago
78.

cheezy    

She put her career on hold to support him and his lame government downfall of California period in life, He should give her the spousal support. He did do the housekeeper and had a child with her. He's in the wrong, just pay up and go make his lame movie.

1187 days ago
79.

ROTF LOL    

Although I can't stomach the bleeding heart liberal Kennedy clan, I believe Maria's perfectly justified in seeking not only the legal fees needed to extricate herself from that sham marriage Arnold so royally borked, but she should also consider petitioning the court to give her Arnold's gonads...
in a little jar... or maybe bronzed.

1186 days ago
80.

Anonymous    

Maria more than deserves spousal support. She put her career on hold for 25 years of marriage to a man who could not keep his needs under control and has two minor children to raise. Cough it up Arnold and put that business degree of yours to work.

1186 days ago
81.

feliciarox    

Get him for everything you can! What a creep.

1186 days ago
82.

Lisa    

Wow, you can actually see the male/female split here. Most of the men here think Maria should pay her own way and most of the women think Maria should get her share.

Dudes... if you cheat on your wife, you deserve death. Ladies, if you cheat on your husbands... you deserve death. If ya want to bang other people, then leave your spouse. It's a no brainer here.

I vote Arnold gives her the money. Maybe she can donate it to a charity or something.

1186 days ago
83.

James Mayor    

Split the $400 million. Whichever can't find a way to live on their "half" has to forfeit due to stupidity. Get on with your lives. Be happy.

1186 days ago
84.

dotbot    

At least Arnold has clamed paternity. Uncle Ted Kennedy could swim across the bay without attemping to rescue his pregnant girlfriend. Common man would be convicted of double murder or mansl .

1186 days ago
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dotbot    

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1186 days ago
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PersonWithFeelings    

TMZ ruining peoples life 24/7 and not caring that they do it. You people are disgusting filth.

970 days ago
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