Heather Mills by Mike Marsland/ WireImage.com Heather Mills by Mike Marsland/ WireImage.com

Paul's wallet is dead.

London's High Court on Monday ordered former Beatle Paul McCartney to pay his estranged wife Heather Mills 24.3 million pounds - that's $48.7 million to you and me - as their long-running and nasty divorce proceedings came to a close. "I am so glad it is over," the AP quotes Mills as saying after the ruling. "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. [That] has been my life for 20 years."

Mills, who had represented herself in the courtroom, urged other divorcées-to-be to do the same thing. "You can be a litigating person," says the former Dancing with the Stars contender. "You'd save yourself a fortune." And, it would seem, collect a whole other one on top of that.