Lawyer: Dwayne Wade Should Get Sole Custody Of Children

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NBA superstar Dwyane Wade should be granted sole custody of his children, a court-appointed lawyer representing the Wade’s two young children said as a custody trial started Monday in Cook County.

The Miami Heat point guard, who grew up in south suburban Robbins, and his high school sweetheart were embroiled for years in an ugly divorce that was finally settled in June. The two are each seeking sole custody of their two sons, ages 8 and 3.

Lawyers for Wade and his ex-wife, Siohvaughn, traded barbs in their opening statements in Circuit Judge Renee Goldfarb’s courtroom.

Wade’s lawyer, James Pritikin, accused the former wife of “bizarre” behavior and tampering with Wade’s scheduled visitation time with the children. He said he expects that behavior to continue — at the detriment of Wade’s relationship with his sons.

“She’s her own boss,” Pritikin said. “The court has no authority over her and she totally disrespects its authority.” Read More

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