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Courteney Cox

Responds to Divorce

WHO NEEDS A LAWYER!?!

6/13/2012 3:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Courteney Cox
has filed legal docs responding to David Arquette's divorce petition, and just like David ... she did it without a lawyer.

The most interesting thing about Courteney's papers -- there is no mention of a prenup.  Sources connected with the couple have indicated to TMZ, no prenup exists, and if that's the case the money they both earned in the 12 1/2 years they were together would be community property and divided 50/50.

That's especially important because for the last 5 years of "Friends" Courteney was pulling in a fortune -- and David would be entitled to half.  She's reportedly worth $75 mil.  He's worth $18 mil.

Courteney, like David, is asking for joint physical and legal custody of 8-year-old Coco. 

Courteney also wants her name restored to Courteney Cox -- in other words, she wants to 86 Arquette.

Courteney filed the docs last Friday -- the same day David did.  And there are signs from the documents that she and David filled them out together.  For example, they both say they are represented by "SELF."

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38 COMMENTS

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16.

Dawn    

Not surprised their divorce is not messy at all. They seem to still be really close since they broke up. They attended Coco's school event together once and Courtney was always there when David was on DWTS

772 days ago
17.

Meanie    

I want to know how much Courtney pays the paps to fix her photos of her lazy eye.

772 days ago
18.

bobbyozone    

I always did like courtney cox better.

772 days ago
19.

Carl    

Hopefully David acts like Russel Brand and realizes he's got plenty of his own money and doesn't need any of hers. I'm sure he can get by on $18 million.

772 days ago
20.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Wow, she's really starting to look like Michael Jackson. I guess he got out at the right time.

772 days ago
21.

writenow    

Way cool. Hope it lasts.

772 days ago
22.

whit    

class acts, all the way
here's hoping the rest goes really smoothy and super boring. that would be so much more exciting than the rest of these hollywood dramaholics *cough*halle berry

772 days ago
23.

Justin    

Sounds like an amicable divorce. Just because it didn't work out doesn't mean they have to hate each other. It's too bad because they both seem nice. And they can make their own decisions about who gets what instead of paying some lawyer a ridiculous amount of money.

772 days ago
24.

Joao    

They are both worth ZERO and yes, I don't have a clue who either one of these people are besides keeping their name in the media... are they actors [of course it's all an act] sports people, reality people who are they? I'm sorry I didn't drink the media kool-aid. It's been more entertaining watching you folks get sucked in, losing your sense of self and place and having to turn to it to define your worth and reality.

772 days ago
25.

thestupid    

That guy is unstable.

772 days ago
26.

Chris    

Courteney Cox Move on, stop sucking the tab's dry with this worthless drama.

771 days ago
27.

O_o    

if u can sit together and work out the details on your divorce without tearing each other apart, you should be working on your marriage instead. marriage isn't always roses. i'm sure they hit a hard time that made them rethink things - but, marriage should be for life. that means, u work thru those hard times and take solace in the fact that no matter what, the person you wed will be by your side thru thick and thin. that's the deal. u made it, u should live by it.

771 days ago
28.

me me me     

hope they can keep it classy !!

771 days ago
29.

shewentwhoa    

It's sad to see someone divorce. But, I give them props for settling it like adults.

771 days ago
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