McCartney-Mills Divorce Case to Go into Second Week

Expected to have finished on Friday, the hearing will extend into next week

Despite an expected wrap-up on Friday, the behind-closed-doors divorce hearing of Paul McCartney and Heather Mills is now likely to stretch into a second week.

Officials at London’s Royal Courts of Justice tell the Associated Press that Justice Hugh Bennett has allotted extra time for the case to continue on Monday.

Mills, 40, and McCartney, 65, judiciously avoided comment to the press all this week. Reporters are not permitted inside Judge Bennett’s Court 34 in the Family Division of London’s Royal Courts of Justice.

The couple – who were married inside an Irish castle in 2002 – are battling over a financial settlement for Mills and arrangements for their daughter Beatrice, 4. According to reports, the former model is seeking a deal worth up to $100 million.

Representing McCartney is Fiona Shackleton, who was hired by Prince Charles for his 1996 divorce from Princess Diana. Mills is representing herself, after having fired her legal team late last year.

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