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    Arnold Schwarzenegger Backtracks on Stingy Divorce Demands, Tweets Update on Son's Condition

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    Let this be a lesson for the kids: Don't sign something if you haven't read it. You could come off looking like a real jerk.

    Like what happened with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who refiled his response to Maria Shriver's divorce petition, this time without the stingy demands that she not receive spousal support or attorneys' fees.

    Why the change of heart? Well, because he apparently didn't read the fine print on his filing the first time around. Or even the really big print.

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    Per the newly filed documents obtained by E! News, this time around, he's not attempting to block either the spousal support request or her request for him to pay her legal bills.

    Seems fair enough. After all, he got them into this mess in the first place.

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    According to TMZ, Schwarzenegger only did so in the first place as he apparently didn't feel the need to look over the legal document before it went to court, and thus wasn't aware that his lawyer had tried to put the kibosh on Maria's two requests.

    The two hang-ups were the only major differences in their initial filings to end their 25-year marriage. In the new filing, the Governator stuck with the plan and requested join custody of their two minor sons, 13-year-old Christopher and 17-year-old Patrick, and asked for child visitation to be awarded to both him and Maria. He also failed to list an exact date for their separation, marking it down as "TBD."

    Meanwhile, while he's proven himself to be a pretty lousy husband, he's making up for it by being a good dad, tweeting out an update on the condition of son Christopher, who remains in the hospital after a boogie boarding accident last week.

    "Thanks for all your support for Christopher," he wrote yesterday. "It means a lot to me & to him. He's doing much better & we'll have him back at full speed soon."

    —Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum

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