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Arnold Schwarzenegger Doesn't Want A Divorce But He's Agreed to Pay for Maria Shriver's Lawyer and Settlement Talks Are On!

Tue, June 7, 2011 4:29pm EDT by Chloe Melas 1 Comment
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While Arnold’s still holding out hope for a reconciliation, Maria’s determined to get a divorce. And the former couple is deep into talks about how they’ll divide the family fortune.

The divorce is on! Arnold Schwarzenegger may be hoping he and his wife of 25 years Maria Shriver work things out but it’s not happening! reports that “progress is being made” in the couple’s divorce settlement talks. Although neither have filed for divorce, they’ve each hired very powerful attorneys — Laura Wasser for Maria and Bob Kaufman for Arnold.

Despite Arnold cheating on Maria for more than two decades, she has no intention of taking him to the cleaners. The mom-of-four is instead doing her best to keep costs low instead of draining Arnold of his $300 million dollar fortune.

“Maria has seen plenty of lawyers in Hollywood get very, very rich from bitter divorce battles,” a source says. “And she is determined to not let that happen with her. Maria is literally tracking every dollar that is being spent on the divorce.”

But Maria isn’t planning on just letting Arnold walk away from this mess he has created.

“Maria is extremely bright, and trusts her lawyer, Laura Wasser,” the source says. “Maria wants to ensure that she gets a fair settlement and that her children’s future is secure, that is all she cares about, period.”

Maria was spotted on the beach June 6 in Malibu with her dogs and she appeared strong while talking with friends.

“Maria has made it clear to Arnold that there is no chance at a reconciliation,” a source says. “Arnold finally seems to be accepting this, but he doesn’t like it.”

— Chloe Melas