Lawson-Sattchi quick divorce scheduled for tomorrow

The divorce of celebrity couple Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi is due to take place at 10.30am tomorrow morning, with proceedings expected to be very quick.

The couple are said to have a pre-nuptial agreement in place, and are thought to have agreed on a speedy divorce, with neither party laying any claims to the others personal assets. Together they are estimated to have a combined wealth of £150million, as well as their £18million matrimonial home in Chelsea, London. However, it is unlikely any details will be released about the divorce settlement as the couple have agreed not to make any of it public.

The separation, and now divorce, of the couple has quickly followed a high-profile incident in which Mr Saatchi was accused by many of domestic violence, with him photographed grasping his wife by the neck at a restaurant. Mrs Lawson remained quiet in the aftermath, and her husband is said to have taken issue with her reluctance to defend him against accusation of domestic abuse. He announced publicly that they would divorce, but it was Mrs Lawson who in fact filed papers.

The couple do not need to attend the hearing tomorrow and if the decree nisi is pronounced their divorce will be finalised in approximately six weeks time.

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