Los Angeles: Maria Shriver, who filed for divorce from actor Arnold Schwarzenegger this month, is likely to walk away with more than USD 300 million. Courtesy:Mid-day.com
Shriver, who was married to Schwarzenegger for over 25-years, filed for divorce from the actor-politician after it was revealed that he cheated on her and fathered a love child with the house keeper. The couple has four children.
It is reported that a settlement agreement has been under discussion for months between lawyers for Schwarzenegger and his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Under California law, all assets obtained during the marriage are split 50/50. The 'Terminator' star is said to be worth between USD 500 and USD 700 million which means that Shriver could walk away with up to USD 350 million or more.
"Arnold realizes he is to blame for the collapse of his marriage. Maria was a loving wife and mother, and he doesn't think that any amount of money can minimize what he has put her through," a source said.
"He wants to do the right thing, and go above and beyond what is required of him under the law. This is going to be a very amicable divorce, and it won't be played out in the media. Neither one of them wants that. Arnold hasn't lost his mind, he is going to be giving away his fortune to her. He wants to show his children that he is taking responsibility for his actions," the source added.
The couple is likely to settle for joint physical custody of the couple's two minor sons Patrick, 17 and Christopher, 13.
Los Angeles: Maria Shriver, who filed for divorce from actor Arnold Schwarzenegger this month, is likely to walk away with more than USD 300 million.