Monday 27 March 2017

Arnie 'terminates' wife support

Anthony McCartney in Los Angeles

HOLLYWOOD millionaire Arnold Schwarzenegger has filed court papers indicating he does not want to pay wife Maria Shriver support or legal fees.

The couple are divorcing after their 25-year marriage.

Nonetheless, the dispute may have little impact on the divorce as the celebrity couple was expected to reach a confidential, out-of-court settlement.

Schwarzenegger's papers, which were filed this week, bear very little difference to those submitted by Shriver on July 1 in her initial petition for divorce.

Both Schwarzenegger and Shriver are seeking joint custody of their sons, ages 17 and 13.

Neither indicated exactly when they separated, although they announced last May they were estranged. Schwarzenegger later revealed he had fathered a child with a member of his household staff.

The former couple do not have a prenuptial agreement, according to the papers. That means Shriver would be entitled to half of Schwarzenegger's assets under California law. However, the exact terms were likely to be trashed out in private.

Schwarzenegger would also be expected to provide financial support for his children.

Irish Independent

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