"Orange Is the New Black" star Pablo Schreiber wants to rip off the band-aid -- demanding a straight up divorce ... after his estranged wife asked for a separation first.
TMZ broke the story ... Jessica Schreiber (a yoga instructor) filed for legal separation shortly before Christmas, citing irreconcilable differences. But Pablo -- who plays the corrupt drug-peddling corrections officer George Mendez on the show -- wants to skip the intermediary step.
It's gearing up to be an acrimonious split too -- as we reported, Jessica asked for full physical custody of their two sons (a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old).
Now Pablo -- Liev Schreiber's bro, btw -- is returning fire ... asking the court to block Jessica from getting spousal support. He also wants joint custody of their kids.
Interesting timing for Pablo to block a money grab -- Season 2 of OITNB is set to kick off shortly, which should mean more cash in his pockets.
Emphasis on his.
'Orange Is the New Black' Star
Forget Separation ...
Let's Skip Right to the Divorce
2/27/2014 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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