LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger indicated in a court filing that he does not want to pay wife Maria Shriver spousal support or attorney fees as the couple ends their 25-year marriage.
In this Oct. 2, 2009 file photo, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver pose for photos before they meet at the second Governors' Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles. (AP-Yonhap News)
The dispute may have little impact on the divorce, since the former Hollywood couple is expected to reach a confidential, out-of-court settlement.
Schwarzenegger's filing Wednesday differs little from Shriver's initial petition for divorce, which was filed on July 1. Both seek joint custody of their sons, ages 17 and 13.
Neither indicated exactly when they separated, although they announced in May they were estranged and Schwarzenegger later admitted he fathered a child with a member of his household staff.
The former couple does not have a prenuptial agreement, according to their filings. That means Shriver would be entitled to half of Schwarzenegger's assets under California law, although the exact terms were expected to be set through private mediation.
Schwarzenegger would also be expected to provide financial support for his children. In other celebrity divorces, those sums have totaled tens of thousands of dollars a month.
Any agreement reached by Schwarzenegger and Shriver would become public only if there is a later dispute over its terms, or they opt to handle their divorce through a Superior Court judge.
Schwarzenegger's disclosure of his out-of-wedlock child forced a temporary halt to his acting comeback plans, although it was recently announced that he will appear in the upcoming film “Last Stand” as a border-town sheriff who unwittingly finds himself battling a notorious drug kingpin on the run.
Shriver, a Kennedy family heiress and former network television journalist, has not announced her plans.
Even before the breakup with Schwarzenegger was revealed, she appeared in videos posted on YouTube and talked about stress in her life, the weight of expectations, and the search for faith in a troubled world.
Schwarzenegger's legal filing was first reported Thursday by celebrity website TMZ.
슈워제네거 "이혼 위자료 못 줘"
최근 불륜사실을 인정하고 이혼소송을 진행 중인 영화배우 아널드 슈워제네거(64)가 부인 마리아 슈라이버(56)에게 위자료와 변호사 수임료를 지급하고 싶지 않다는 의사를 밝혔다.
두 사람은 법정 다툼을 벌이지 않고 이혼에 합의할 것으로 예상됐으나, 슈워제 네거는 슈라이버의 요구를 거부하는 이 같은 내용의 소장을 20일(현지시각) 법원에 제출했다.
앞서 슈라이버는 지난 1일 이혼소송을 제기하면서 4명의 자녀 중 미성년자인 두 아들(17세, 13세)의 양육권과 위자료, 변호사 수임료를 요구했었다.
소장에 따르면 두 사람은 모두 공동양육권을 원하고 있으며, 별거 시작 시점도 둘 다 밝히지 않았다.
이들은 혼전계약서를 쓰지 않았기 때문에 슈라이버는 캘리포니아주(州) 법에 따 라 슈워제네거의 재산에서 반을 나눠받게 된다.
슈워제네거 부부는 지난 5월 별거사실을 발표했으며, 뒤이어 슈워제네거가 가정 부와 혼외정사로 13세 아이를 두고 있다는 사실이 알려졌다.
케네디 가문 출신인 슈라이버는 NBC 방송기자로 이름을 날리다 1986년 슈워제네 거와 결혼했으며, 지난 2003년 캘리포니아 주지사 선거에 출마한 슈워제네거가 성추 문으로 위기를 겪었을 때 남편을 적극적으로 감싼 바 있다. (연합뉴스)