Dwyane Wade Ordered to Let Sons Visit Ex-Wife
Miami-Dade County Judge Antonio Marinhas has ordered Dwyane Wade to let his two sons visit their mother, Wade's ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches.
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The boys, Zaire, 11, and Zion, 6, had been visiting their mother on a weekly basis, but after she staged a bizarre sit-in on the streets of Chicago where she held a sign that read, "NBA MIAMI HEAT STAR MOTHER OF HIS CHILDREN ON THE STREETS," Wade's Miami lawyers filed an emergency motion to suspend any further visits until Funches underwent psychological evaluation.
Apparently, D-Wade, who was awarded full custody of the boys in 2011, did not take the boys to see their mother last week, which prompted a hearing before Marinhas on Tuesday afternoon.
Funches' lawyer argued that there was no legal basis for this decision.
Just a few weeks ago, Funches filed a lawsuit against D-Wade, alleging that he owes her money from his endorsement deals.
Yet despite the lawsuit and Funches' public tantrum last week, Wade's attorney, Jim Pritkin, said in a statement that Dwyane and his ex had already reached a pretty generous settlement, negating any message about her being "on the streets."
According to Pritkin, an agreement to have Wade provide Funches with $25,000 a month was reached on July 16, days before Funches had her erratic sign-carrying tantrum in Chicago.
Funches has since apologized and said she wants to fight to have the children back with her.
Neither Wade nor Funches attended Tuesday's hearing.