McCartney Divorce Battle Back in Court

Mills will represent herself in battle for 9-figure settlement
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser User
Posted Feb 11, 2008 11:11 AM CST
Heather Mills, right, arrives at the High Court in London ahead of her divorce hearing with husband Paul McCartney. Monday Feb. 11, 2008. Paul McCartney and Heather Mills returned to court on Monday...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills returned to court today for the latest round of proceedings in what may be the most expensive divorce settlement in British history. Mills has dismissed her lawyers and will represent herself, leaving open the possibility that she'll be permitted to cross-examine her ex about his assets, the London Times reports.

Mills is petitioning the courts to grant her $160 million, a figure the ex-Beatle's legal team says grossly overestimates his fortune. Negotiations have stalled repeatedly; sticking points include Mills' refusal to agree to a confidentiality agreement. "Money is not her motivation," her ex-publicist tells the Daily Mail. "Her life was wrecked by her marriage to Paul McCartney."