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Arnold To File Revised, More Respectful Divorce Docs

7/23/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... Arnold Schwarzenegger will file a revised response to Maria Shriver's divorce petition on Monday ... and this one won't ask the judge to deny her spousal support.

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TMZ broke the story ... Arnold filed docs earlier this week that not only sought to deny Maria support ... he also asked the judge to force Maria to pay her own lawyer's fees.  That seemed pretty audacious, considering the reason Maria was driven to divorce was because of Arnold's misdeeds.
 
But sources connected with Arnold tell TMZ  ... although he signed the divorce docs he never read them, partly because he was dealing with a family medical crisis -- Christopher's boogie boarding accident ... and partly because he relied on his lawyer.

The unanswered question ... Why was Arnold's response filed this week -- when Maria was preoccupied with taking care of her injured son?

We're told Arnold's initial response papers triggered a genuine conflict in the divorce.  Hopefully, the revised papers will make things right.


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Kay    

What is with all the SPAM in these posts? Does anyone actually go to these crappy sites? Get rid of it!

1085 days ago
32.

ChuckRock    

That's ridiculous!!! He just wants to keep his women fans happy, he knows he will make more per film if he stays in their good graces. It's just simple PR.

1085 days ago
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Kari    

DITCH THE LAWYER!

1085 days ago
34.

igotfleasfromtmz    

He already paid the price , and until his son is 18 he is connected to her. No need to pay someone spousal support that doesn't need it. That is just stupid crap

1085 days ago
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beau     

He looks like a rat , she look like a witch..I hope she cut some of that hair for that small face and get her a young boy toy..

1085 days ago
36.

Danielle    

I think he should pay for her legal costs, but if there is alimony it should be restricted to five years Tops, not until she marries again.

1085 days ago
37.

Superman    

Obviously, some of you don't understand the concept or meaning of DIVORCE! In essence, what some of you are saying is "I don't want to stay married to you, but I still want your income." That's not a DIVORCE! That's just selfish greed! If she still wants his income, then she shouldn't get a "divorce". And saying that she's accustomed to that kind of lifestyle is a total cop-out!!! She obviously wants a change in that "lifestyle" or she wouldn't be leaving him. Spousal support/alimony is totally immoral. If you don't want to take care of yourself, then don't get a divorce. A reasonable amount for child support and splitting the assets 50/50 should be enough...any more than that is greed.

And FYI, being single IS tougher than staying married. The never-been-married crowd get screwed-over every day because they generally make a lot less than married couples. And it's her choice to be single again by filing for divorce. It's not like Arnold is divorcing her and leaving her with nothing. She's getting $200 million in money and assets! And, not to mention, she already has a Kennedy trust fund of $100 million.

1085 days ago
38.

D L    

As the saying goes," Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned".

1085 days ago
39.

sparced    

what a bunch of nonsense... maria's playing the victim card too much here.

why does spousal support even matter when she's picking up 200 million?

1085 days ago
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ruth    

is that how he governed? signing offical do***ents without reading them? there were many crisis maybe he just reads scripts

1085 days ago
41.

CrisDizzle    

Sound like Arnold want Maria to join a threesome with his mistress hispanic maid if these do***ents are true!

1085 days ago
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terry j vey    

Needs support?What is she going o be broke anytime soon?Maybe go back to work if she has to.Yeah Arnold was wrong for what he did.That does not mean he should get less then half of the entire holdings that these two have.Not hat either of the two will ever spend it all anyways

1085 days ago
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kadi    

I don't think spousal support should be about how rich Maria is. I think Arnold should recognize what she gave up for him and how her family name helped him. I think in this case it is more about saying "I am SO sorry".

1085 days ago
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kadi    

I truly hope Arnold does EVERY thing right by Maria. She gave up her career so he could run for Governor. I think forcing her to be around the maid & have the maid under her nose for SO long is absoultely reprehensible!!! Even then Arnold should have discontinued the maid's services. To not pay the legal fees is absurd! And spousal support? Really Arnold? Give it to her. Better to let Maria have it for your kids than for your next ho & baby mamas to get!!!

1085 days ago
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Bruno    

I guess there are a bunch of bitter divorced guys or second wives jealous of you hubby's ex on this board. She gave up her career so he could play at being Governator. Those years lost as a journalist can not be made up. He owes her a heck of a lot more than alimony.

As for that stupid azz statement by the flea dude, he isn't tied to her till Vhristopher is 18. They are tied together for the rest of their lives. Parenthood doesn't end at 18.

1085 days ago
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