Thursday, June 3, 2010
D Wade awarded temporary custody of his kids
Dwyane Wade now has temporary custody of his two sons, the second significant legal development of the week for the Miami Heat star. Wade was awarded "physical possession" of the boys on Wednesday by a judge in Chicago. The ruling came one day after the 2006 NBA finals MVP settled four civil suits in Miami that were brought by, and against, former business partners and were unrelated to his ongoing divorce and custody battle. The Chicago court found that an emergency order was merited because Wade's time for visitation with his children "has been frustrated on an ongoing basis as a result of continual interference" by his estranged wife Siohvaughn. The court cited three instances, one in March and two in May, where Dwyane Wade's visitation schedules were altered, the last happening when his wife allegedly would not open the gate to her home so the boys could be picked up. "The Court is troubled by the continuing pattern of (Siohvaughn Wade) to obey court orders when they go her way and disobey court orders when they do not," wrote Associate Judge Fe Fernandez in the order. -- Adding to an already contentious divorce battle, Siohvaughn has filed a lawsuit, claiming his relationship with actress Gabrielle Union is causing her and the star Miami Heat guard's two sons emotional distress.