Maria Shriver has instructed her attorney, Laura Wasser, to hammer out the terms of her divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger as quickly as possible.
The purpose of Shriver's request is twofold: 1. To keep things as amicable as can be between the couple, and 2. So she can get back to work ASAP.
Maria filed for divorce from Arnold in early July, and under California law, a divorce can be final as early as six months from the date of filing.
Shriver is very eager to get back to work, a source close to the family says, but feels that the ongoing drama of her divorce could be a distraction.
"Maria wants the divorce to be final so she can get back to work, and move on All of the major networks have approached her," said the source.
"She hasn't made any decision yet. Maria doesn't want any job to impede on time she spends with Christopher, and Patrick, who live with her."Patrick, 17, is going to be a senior in high school and will be visiting colleges. Christopher Schwarzenegger is only 13, and the two are very close.
Maria and Christopher, who is recovering from his serious surfing injury, ventured out on Wednesday to have dinner in Beverly Hills with Oprah.
"Oprah wants Maria for OWN, make no mistake," said the source. "But they are friends first. She just wanted to catch up with Maria and Chris."