British media report Paul McCartney and Heather Mills may be nearing a settlement in their high-profile divorce.
The couple appeared in court Thursday, arriving separately at London's Royal Courts of Justice. Bodyguards shielded Mills from the media a dark blanket as she made her way into the courthouse. A Mills aide later brought the former model's wheelchair from the back of a car. Mills lost a leg in a motorcycle accident in 1993. McCartney arrived minutes later, wearing a dark gray suit.
News reports say the immediate issue is likely to be the size of Mills' divorce settlement from the wealthy former Beatle. Press speculation has recently put the size of the settlement between $40 million and $100 million.
McCartney and Mills,announced in May of last year that they were splitting up after four years of marriage. They have a 3-year-old daughter, Beatrice. They married in June 2002, four years after McCartney's first wife, Linda, died of breast cancer.