Schwarzenegger Tries to Wiggle Out of Spousal Support

An attorney for the action star asks judge to suspend court-ordered payments

Last Updated: July 21, 2011 @ 6:51 PM

Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t be winning any husband of the year awards.

The impreginator is trying to get out of paying spousal support to his soon to be ex-wife, Maria Shriver, according to court papers obtained by TheWrap Thursday.

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In a court filing, Robert Kaufman, an attorney for the former California governor and “True Lies” star, asked a judge to suspend court-ordered payments to Shriver.

Click here for the full filing

Shriver and Schwarzenegger announced they were separating in May after 25 years of marriage. Shortly after the split, the Los Angeles Times revealed that the actor had fathered an out-of-wedlock child with his housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena.

As the couple does not have a pre-nuptial agreement, Shriver is entitled to half of Schwarzenegger's assets. In the filing, Kaufman indicates that the value of the action star’s real estate and other holdings remains to be determined.

It is expected that they will reach a settlement out of court.

Schwarzenegger is seeking joint custody of their 17-year-old son Patrick and 13-year-old son Christopher.  

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.