Mccartney/mills Divorce Hearing Ends
LATEST: SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY's divorce battle with HEATHER MILLS has come to an end after the warring couple failed to reach a settlement agreement. It had been feared the legal proceedings would drag on for another week after the pair failed to agree terms on Friday (15Feb08). But the judge overseeing the case at London's High Court wrapped up proceedings on Monday (18Feb08) afternoon after nearly six days of negotiations. The pair now have to wait for a verdict from Mr Justice Bennett, who will decide on an appropriate financial settlement for Mills. The judgement, due in the next few weeks, will be binding for both parties and may never be known by the outside world as the estranged couple is still bound by a gagging order preventing them from revealing details of the case to the media. Any financial settlement will not be made public unless Mills or MCCartney decides to contest the verdict and take the case to the Court of Appeal. The former glamour model has been representing herself in the case and could reportedly walk away with $120 million (GBP60 million) of the former Beatle's estimated $1.65 billion (GBP825 million) personal fortune. MCCartney and Mills split in May 2006 after four years of marriage. They have a four-year-old daughter, Beatrice, together.