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Arnold's Divorce Response -- Conflict Over Support

7/21/2011 6:25 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.

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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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Actually, I always thought that she was an angry, mean looking woman. He must have married that scarecrow for the Kennedy family political connections.

1191 days ago


It is my understanding that she cheated too. Look at her angry, angry wrinkled face. how could anyone live with someone that obviously unhappy and depressed.

That is one angry wrinkled scarcrow a woman.

1191 days ago


There's more than one "love child" involved in this divorce, so Arnold's going to be paying through the nose regardless of whether or not Maria gets spousal's his own fault by his admission that he's in the mess he created!!!

1191 days ago


Wasn't Arnold the one who wanted to change the law so that he could run for President? We have had everything else - he would have been the first Nazi president....Just like his Dad. I guess the point is that to my knowledge, Ms. Shriver was not the one that cheated nor did she have an out of wedlock child with another man.

1191 days ago


Maria gave up a lucrative job that she loved in order to support him as California's First Lady when he became the Governator. She needs to be compensated for that.

1191 days ago

Lisa Green    

i think he owes her BIG time-the divorce is his fault-having a child with a trusted housekeeper is off the charts-he has destroyed his family-and he should pay!!!!

1191 days ago


But for Arnold sleeping in her bed with a paid servant, impregnating her and fathering her baby, Maria would not have filed for divorce. There is no way she did not know he was cheating on her their entire married life. She defended him publicly, but she had to know. However, when there is living proof that she cannot deny in order to maintain her dignity, she was "forced" to divorce. Therefore, he should pay any and all costs related to the proceedings. But for Maria and her family name, he'd be an old man still lifing weights and his net worth wouldn't be anywhere near what it is now. And he has the gall to ask the court to deny her support! One would think he would have gone along with everything to save exposing his children to more of their private business and not give the press more fodder to humiliate his children. Too bad Ted isn't still alive. He'd set Arnold straight and the loser would crawl away quietly.

1191 days ago


Millions and Millions--plus her own $100 million---and she wants alimony? Any guy who gets married is a fool. Now, if California is a 50-50 state, does Arnold get half of her $100 million worth?

1191 days ago


I thought Maria was Catholic. Since when are Catholic's allowed to divorce. Or perhaps she is only Cathloic on Sunday and in front of the camera. As for Arnie, he was the one who couldn't keep his pants zipped. He needs to pay up and shut up. I'm sure he has other progeny
running around with his DNA.

1191 days ago


No Mike, you got it wrong. Anyone who marries YOU is a fool. Sounds like you were caught with your pants down like Arnie. Many men are not unfaithful or unkind to their wives. I've got the best guy in the world and he's never been untrustworthy.

1191 days ago


C'mon now. There were a lot of perks for being First-lady of California.
Additionally; try and pay attention. Arny was entitled to half of her reporter wages. He probably wishes that she had continued her job also.

Women are always living off of men.
he made a lot more money in that time period thru residuals and other businesses than she could ever have made as a reporter.

1191 days ago


c'mon women;

The little evil lookin wrinkled scarecrow had an affair too.

Arny also lost the income from the reporter job (IT IS A JOINT-PROPERTY STATE). Try and pay attention women.

Additionally Arny made a ton of money fopr the marriage during the time period thu residuals and income from his many different business ventures.

Who could stay married to that evil looking manic depressive gnome anyway??

1191 days ago



You miss the point again. Try and keep your eye on the ball. It is a joint property State and Arny would be entitled to 1/2 of what she made also. they both lost the money.

1191 days ago


It doesn't matter what she is worth and what he is worth. The comment Koz gave showed a complete lack of understanding of CA law. Read the article again. It's not how much money you have, it's how much money you have made in 25 years. So if she entered the marriage with $2 million dollars and is worth that now, she then gets half of everything he has earned. And this business about him not wanting to pay her spousal support. These two were married for 25 years. What could possibly be wrong with him to support his whore, her child for large sums of money each month but refuse to take care of her. Man up, if you're able and pay her lawyer, you're the cheating s*** bag here.Just plain sad Arnold. May the earth open up and eat you whole.

1191 days ago


First off, we don't have a royal family in America, Kennedy or otherwise. Besides, the Kennedy's were no saints as is well do***ented. No one knows what went on in their relationship, maybe she denied him sex for all you know? What he did was clearly wrong, but it was also wrong of the house keeper as well to allow herself to become pregnant. Maria has plenty of money, they should divide the assets and she does not need child support. with excess off 200 million, that is just plain greed considering she also comes from money and he will also have to pay for the other child her fathered. Most of their wealth came from his acting jobs, she should take her 200 million and go on with her dignity in tack, otherwise she will just look like another greedy Hollywood divorcee. I am sure he will be spending plenty on his kids, he always has.

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