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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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1.

ManiacalZebra    

Good for them for not making this an ugly tabloid thing. Figuring out a fair arrangement on their own is certainly in their daughter's best interests.

672 days ago
2.

Kari    

It would appear that they have come to decisions without lawyers, battles, dramas, etc.--kudos to them both. They should be proud, and set a good example.

672 days ago
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Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

She responded via sign language since the twelth face lift and botox treatments have left her face too tight and numb to actually speak. On film she talks by CGI.

672 days ago
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Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

I'd still do her though.

672 days ago
5.

Majestik    

Tabloid gag mags must be fuming. Nothing to see here but an amicable split and properly taken sets to do things OUT of the spotlight. Pooor gag mags.

672 days ago
6.

Observer999    

Nice to have two mature Hollywood types.

TMZ, don't get into the 'she made $75 million, he gets half'. She made $75 million (or whatever) minus at least 20-25% to agents and managers minus 30% at least in taxes minus whatever the two of them spent during their time together. He is entitled to half of what's left of the cash and the investments and the property and the increase in value of their joint property and investments.

672 days ago
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Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Is it Coco Cox or Coco Arquette? Coco Cox sounds like the name of a porno movie. Two white folk that name their kid Coco had to have been on smack at the time.

672 days ago
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Buster    

It also means they can divide it however they want instead of 50/50 as long as they agree to it.

672 days ago
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BonitaBeaver    

Funny how when the woman has $ the men never go after it (madonnas ex, Katie Perry's ex, Courtney cox ex ect), but when the man has $ the women feel like they need to financially RAPE the man in the divorce...

672 days ago
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S. in Colorado    

She was so so pretty & now she looks like she could play the lead in Night of the Botoxed Zombies

672 days ago
11.

DaveT    

Both handling it better than most Hollywood divorces, or divorces anywhere, people get nasty.

672 days ago
12.

Jay W.     

Good luck on keeping it amicable.

672 days ago
13.

rick    

For once a Hollywood couple isn't making a stink out of their divorce. Way to go. They are showing others how to do it right

672 days ago
14.

parlayer    

I always act as my own lawyer, Being the fool that I am!! Even if I loose I get Paid!!

672 days ago
15.

makeitstop    

I find it hard to believe that anyone with this much money doesn't hire an attorney to at least look over the paperwork

672 days ago
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