Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has asked a court not to award spousal support to Maria Shriver, his wife of 25 years, according to papers filed this week.
Schwarzenegger's form response to Shriver's divorce petition, dated Wednesday, contained little indication of how the former first couple's split would play out other than his request that no spousal support be awarded. He also asked that attorney fees and legal costs be jointly paid.
Shriver, whose petition came weeks after her husband publicly acknowledged fathering a child with a longtime household staffer, had asked for support in her court filing. Her attorney, Laura Wasser, requested that costs for the lawsuit be shouldered by Schwarzenegger.
Divorce attorneys said the move on Schwarzenegger's part was unusual but may be an indication of the size of the community property to which Shriver is eventually entitled.