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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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61.

JJ    

HEY TMZ !!!! Where's the booger? Your standards are slipping.

1157 days ago
62.

Simone    

.......the reason Maria was driven to divorce was because of Arnold's misdeeds.
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Yeah like Maria didn't know about all the other women before and after this housekeeper. She certainly did and she stayed with him because she enjoyed the lifestyle of being married to a movie star / governor.

The only difference this time is that Maria was embarrassed that a plain jane housekeeper replaced her and that Arnold's polictical carreer is over. No white house for Maria.

Anyone with common sense can only imagine being married to Maria. It is clear as day why Arnold sought affection from other women.

This all comes down to Maria being publicly embarassed. MAria knew of this other kid for many years but stayed with Arnold because she had asperations of becoming the first lady.

Arnold's failure as a polictician along with Maria being embarassed publicly now has her playing the victim.

Maria Shriver, you are not a victim. The collapse of your marriage is as much fault as yours as it is Arnold's.

And trust me I'm no big fan of Arnold. He screwed the people of California as Governor big time.

1157 days ago
63.

Nancy    

Difficult to unring all the bells Arnold managed to set in motion.

1157 days ago
64.

user1    

Everyone is behaving like Maria Shriver was this big journalist.

She was not some Katic Couric, Barbara Walters, or Diane Sawyer. Her biggest job was basically at Dateline NBC for the majority of her career.

In the mid-80s and early nineties, she was just co-anchoring the Sunday editions of the Today Show and NBC Nightly News. If she was some HUGE journalist, why was she not hosting all the morning shows on the weekdays on any of the major networks, or anchoring the evening news every night?

I think this BIG journalism career has been highly exaggerrated by the mainstream media.

1157 days ago
65.

Joe    

It's a shame for divorce proceedings to be trumpeted like this in the media. Divorce is complicated, both in a legal and emotional sense, and even the most ethically advanced person will struggle to strike a balance between protecting him/herself and being fair. Further complicating the issue, wealthy people are represented by viscous, high-priced lawyers who are more concerned with preserving wealth that doing the right thing. I just hope everyone involved in this divorce is able to find peace and contentment in the end. Hopefully the media won't make this impossible by constantly stirring up sh*t.

1157 days ago
66.

rose    

That's good. I have a feeling if it weren't for the media (tmz) he and the lawyer would have kept the original do***ent. He just keeps on digging that hole deeper.

1157 days ago
67.

Nicole    

I WOULD BE WILLING TO WAGER, ARNOLD AND MARIA WILL RE-MARRY
IN 5 YEARS WITH A PRE-NUP.

1157 days ago
68.

Edwarda    

When you have two people who are so extremely rich and she'll be receiving tons of child support and she's fully capable of making her own money, why should he pay her child support. She doesn't want him so why should she want a monthly alimony reminder from him. I thought the rules were who ever files for divorce first pays the attorney fees. So he cheated on her and so have a million other couples who end up divorced or stay married (especially if they are catholic).

1157 days ago
69.

John    

He don't owe that Liberal a dime.

1157 days ago
70.

Portia Hardesty    

As a woman who has never been in a position to receive alimony or child care, I am slightly confused by this matter. If the monies, property, etc. is to be divided evenly under California law, why should either of them pay alimony to the other? Child care is different and apparently Arnold is willing to pay that without question. What would Maria do with an extra $80,0000 a month that she can't do with $200 million? Her lawyer can't make that case. Asking for spousal support is strictly punitive on her part. When he is happy, she is unhappy. She started out doing this with class, but now she needs to step back, re-group and think this through.

1157 days ago
71.

Cujeaux    

I don't believe this for a second. His son's injury put a whole other spin to this and he had to back down to save face. His management is probably telling him it's not worth the fight because he stands to lose more at the box office.

Since all he's known for as an actor is being a muscle bound robot, hopefully his sagging moobs will be the final nail in the coffin to his lackluster acting career.

1157 days ago
72.

HMMMM    

Wow, SUCH a class act, NOT. Arnold, I used to like your movies, now I will never waste my money again. Your attorney's are just as class-less as you. With a child in ICU, you decide to put that nasty little paper with the courts? Never much cared for Maria Shriver, but will say, I like her more and more. Arnold, go home to Austria, you have worn out your welcome.

1157 days ago
73.

TamTam    

Spousal support is just that, it's purpose is to support the spouse finanically. Obviously Maria doesn't need it. It's not meant to be punishment for the guilty party in a divorce proceeding.

1157 days ago
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PRO US    

HMMMM 56 minutes ago

Wow, SUCH a class act, NOT. Arnold, I used to like your movies, now I will never waste my money again. Your attorney's are just as class-less as you. With a child in ICU, you decide to put that nasty little paper with the courts? Never much cared for Maria Shriver, but will say, I like her more and more. Arnold, go home to Austria, you have worn out your welcome.
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is an American citizen. His home is America. Who do you think you are to tell an American they don't deserve to live in America because they cheated on their wife? It may not be praiseworthy but adultery is not illegal in California. You, HMMMM, have a lot of nerve. You sound like an absolute moralist.

1157 days ago
75.

PRO US    

raffelwick 5 hours ago

When it developed during Arnold's gubernatorial campaign that he had been groping subordinate females, his campaign people went out their way to pay off the women involved so that the media would stop publicizing it. Of course, Arnold may now be claiming that he has to pay off the husband of the woman who bore his "snapper", not to speak of the poor child who was never told Arnold was the real father. Meanwhile, the ex-wife who had publicly supported Arnold through his troubles as a dysfunctional governor is getting older. She has limited chances to remarry and has limits on the future income capacity she had given up to marry Arnold, while he still has an enormous income-stream from the weight-lifting business he founded before the marriage to enable a very sumptuous life style. That he is willing to dump his ex-wife to the trash bin of life reflects his Fascist upbringing and lack of genuine religious beliefs as a purported RC.
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@raffelwick:

"She has limited chances to remarry and has limits on the future income capacity she had given up to marry Arnold"???

She's already worth millions and millions of dollars. She was born a Kennedy---Joe Kennedy Sr. was a multi-Billionaire--- and enjoyed big inheritances from her parents and grandparents! And she's gonna get as much as $200 million from Arnie in the divorce settlement.

Only dimwits are worried about her not having enough money.

LMAO Thanks for the laughs!

1157 days ago
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