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Paul McCartney and Heather Mills Divorce Settlement

Was the McCartney-Mills Divorce Settlement Fair?

Paul McCartney and Heather Mills finally settled their divorce this week. She began the process requesting $254 million but ended up getting $48.6 million from the settlement. There was no prenuptial agreement involved when the couple married in 2002, and while Heather had some of her own acquired wealth it came no where close to the $800 million that Paul has in his Beatles name.

After the settlement was finalized, Heather said, “It was an incredible result in the end, to secure mine and my daughter’s future and that of all the charities that I obviously plan on helping and making a difference with — because, you know, it has been my life for 20 years.” However, her behavior in the courtroom suggested that she wasn't as happy with the results as she let on. The former model poured a glass of water over the head of Paul McCartney's attorney, Fiona Shackleton, and left her head soaking wet. And I don't think she was channeling sports teams that pour Gatorade over their coach's head when they win a big game.

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aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
No it wasn't fair - for Paul! She deserves 0! Demanding $250M in the first place was ridiculous, and I can't believe she actually poured water over the lawyer's head after she didn't get what she wanted too. And Paul really wasn't smart about it all. He's a Beatle, he should've had a pre-nup!
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
omg. seriously? Like all that money isn't enough? Give it to me. I will be damn happy!
JessNess JessNess 9 years
She selfishly spends so much money. The courts had records of her spending for one year. She always preaches about her charities and she spent 1.25 million on them about $900,000 of that was spent on private jets and helicopters :oy: She is a crazed gold digger!!!!!! She deserved less and what she did get should go directly to their daughter. I feel for their daughter having to live with that crazy lady
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
should have signed a prenup....
CollegeGirl CollegeGirl 9 years
In my opinion Heather got too much money. She keeps acting like she was fighting to get the money for her daughter. I don't think Paul (or his other children) were going to keep Beatrice from getting any support or inheritance she rightly deserves as one of his children.
erinsugar erinsugar 9 years
She deserves less. Paul should only be rquired to support Bea, not Heather.
squeila squeila 9 years
I have to agree w/ those who say that she got more than she deserved. She behaved childish throughout the entire process and has lost pretty much all her credibility.
Advah Advah 9 years
I found both her and Paul McCartney to be pretty disgusting and greedy people, so I really don't care how much she got. However I do feel bad for their kid; while she'll obviously grow up with a nice bank account, it doesn't sound like she'll have parents who get along well.
SmuttyPop SmuttyPop 9 years
Heather Mills is such a sad woman. Pouring water on the lawyer was childish and immature. The rumor was the divorce started because Paul did not hand select her birthday present/ mother's day gift. Mind you he did at least remember to have someone pick up a gift she may like, but because he did not pick out himself, she flew into a fit. She received more than her fair share. She made no contributions to his weatlh and therefore did not deserve 25%. If you can't fly first-class off of $25,000,000 then you are a poor manager of money. Even if you only earn 10% interest that is still $2,500,000 a year and if you can't live luxuriously off of that you have problems. That is more than enough to jet-set around the world. Hopefully Paul will listen to his daughter the next time and get a pre-nup.
jen22 jen22 9 years
She didn't deserve that much money, but its over and I think Paul is just happy to be rid of her. I feel really sorry for the kid.
cvandoorn cvandoorn 9 years
I hate this woman. I'm all for divorced women receiving money from their exes, but she went too far... I read on cnn.com that she was complaining how her 4 year old daughter now can't fly first class. Is she kidding me?? Why does she even need that?? Her ass probably wants to fly first class, I bet her daughter couldn't care less!!
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
she doesn't deserve any money. i just plain, flat out don't like her. she probably could have gotten a lot more money if she didn't fire her attorneys and represented herself. and now she's supposedly coming to america to hire gloria alred, for who knows what. anyway, she was complaining on how her daughter has to fly business class while paul gets to fly first. pahleeeeease. i'm surprised she wasn't found in contempt of court when she poured water over paul's attorney or perjury with all the lies she told in court.
j0j0y j0j0y 9 years
I agree with lawchick. Anyone with THAT much net worth should always get a pre-nup. In the end, it's Paul's fault. He should've been smarter.
lawchick lawchick 9 years
sounds like too much. BUT, it was not smart of Paul to not insist on a pre-nup!
fauxtographic fauxtographic 9 years
semi-fair... she shouldn't get much, but perhaps the kid was entitled to more. not that $70K is so shabby, but i assume she'll get more from him down the line. oh, and her rants about a smear campaign are ridiculous - no 'campaign' is necessary since she makes herself look so horrid!
princessjaslew princessjaslew 9 years
some of her expenses were pretty ridiculous. i think its fair if money is going to HER daughter...but for that much money to go to her? when she's still young and capable of working and making her own money?? seriously. what did she do before she got married?
Marci Marci 9 years
First and foremost - I cannot stomach this woman. I think she showed her cards early in the game but Paul didn't see it, for some reason. I read an article about her a few years ago that said she is bewitching in bed, so I'd love to know her secret. But back to the topic at hand: In my opinion, she walked away with 1.2 million for each year - WAY too much for such a short marriage. She's capable of earning her own way and should have gotten nothing but child support.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i think that if she was going to get any mo ey - then it was fair. i think that she really needs to take a step back and realize that for 4 years of marriage she didn't deserve 25% of his net worth. she inflated her charitable activities and it's come to bite her in the butt -and she had her own money before hand - so it's not like she really became accustomed to a WHOLE NEW LIFESTYLE that she deserved to be kept in. she wasn't a pauper before and with all the stuff that she's done since (dancing with the stars etc) - she's got $$ coming in so it's not like she's hurting for cash. i'm sure that paul would have taken care of her daughter separately if that's what it came down to - so she really should be happy that she got something for herself at least.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i think it's unfair for paul mccartney. he would've taken care of his daughter's future no mater what, so to say that the money is to secure beatrice's future is bogus. i wonder how much of that money will even go to her daughter and her charities. yeah, and real classy, pouring water on someone's head. she got more than she deserved. can't she jut go away, please?
emilie11 emilie11 9 years
It's more than fair, I don't think she deserves nearly that much.
SDTransplant SDTransplant 9 years
I agree with everyone that said Mills is a golddigger. I read that part of her original claim stipulated that $1.25M would go towards charities, but then she admitted that $985K of that would go towards private airplanes, limousines, and other forms of transportation to make those donations. So that means only $240K would actually qualify as donations! She's also claimed that she's made various donations in the past to charities but her bank statements don't support her claims. She is bat s**t crazy to be making demands like that, thinking that she's entitled to a high-flying lifestyle just because she was married to Paul McCartney for four years.
juju4 juju4 9 years
IMO, marriage should never be considered a way to earn money. If I didn't earn the money myself, then he can keep it! I can see wanting to take care of her daughter, but she's got MORE than enough to do that.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
I'd say it's more than fair. She doesn't deserve that much money at all!
cubadog cubadog 9 years
She had wanted $250 million.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Golddigging Hoe :OY: :COCKTAIL:
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