Macca And Heather In Court

by | 11 February 2008

Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills are back in court today in a bid to reach a financial conclusion to their divorce battle.

The former Beatle and his estranged wife are attending a hearing expected to last five days at the family division of the high court in London, with reports suggesting that the final divorce settlement could be the largest in British legal history.

The current record settlement is the £48 million paid by businessman John Charman to his former wife in May 2007.

The McCartneys, who have a three-year-old named Beatrice, said their divorce settlement was to be "harmonious", when announcing the end of their four-year marriage in May 2006.

But the divorce battle has grown increasingly acrimonious, with Mills linked with the leaking of unflattering rumours about Sir Paul to the tabloid press.

She also suffered a dramatic breakdown on GMTV last year, claiming she had received "worse press than a paedophile or a murderer".

Family law expert Suzanne Kingston said: "Current estimates suggest that Heather is likely to receive anything from £50m to £100 million as her final settlement.

"In Heather and Sir Paul's negotiations, making sure that their child Beatrice is properly provided for will be a key consideration, as will ensuring that there is not a vast disparity between Heather's lifestyle and Paul's as viewed by Beatrice.

"The fact that this has been a short marriage will be taken into account and this could involve looking at the wealth that has been generated during the course of the marriage as distinct from pre-marital wealth."


11/02/2008 11:05:38


Contactmusic

Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Heather Mills

Advertisement

More Sir Paul Mccartney

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney Are Making An Album Together

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are recording tracks together, which could develop into a full album. Sources tell Page Six that the rapper and...

Fans Bid A Peaceful Farewell To San Francisco's Candlestick Park With Paul McCartney Gig

On Thursday, San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park had its final event. The stadium, which has hosted games 49ers and Giants games for over five decades,...

10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden

Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden...

Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing...

Advertisement

Finding Fela Trailer

Fela Kuti was an phenomenally influential Nigerian musician, a pioneer of the Afrobeat musical genre and, to many people, a dangerously rebellious political revolutionary. His...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands as Ron Howard Signs on to Direct

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is...

The Beatles Revived One More Time In Concert Documentary About The Early Years

Big news, Beatles fans: a new authorised documentary on the rock icons is in the works, with Ron Howard slated to direct. The film will...

Advertisement

Comments

Sir Paul McCartney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sir Paul McCartney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All