The custody battle between Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife, Siohvaughn Funches, isn’t over. The former high school sweethearts can put their divorce battle – which awarded Siohvaughn $5 million – behind them, however, ironing out visitation of their two sons is an ongoing issue.
Wade received full custody of the boys, Zaire, 11 and Zion, 6, just over two years ago, but last year Funches was arrested for child abduction when she didn’t return them on time.
Another hiccup occurred last week after the former couple reached a divorce settlement and Funches staged a bizarre street protest claiming homelessness. Wade and his lawyers responded by filing papers to stop visitation rights until Funches undergoes a psychiatric evaluation.
The filing revealed:
“S.L.’s [Funches-Wade] statements, behaviors, and her demeanor in court reflect that she is presently lost, angry and desperate. Her behavior is not in the children’s best interests… D.T. [Wade] requests that this Court immediately suspend S.L.’s timesharing… pending the results of a psychological evaluation of S.L.”
Despite the emergency filing, Wade was forced to allow Funches to see her children.
Funches’ attorney, Lisa Macci, said of the ruling handed down on Tuesday:
“They (Wade’s legal team) didn’t have a sufficient legal basis to justify the suspension of Siohvaughn’s visitation schedule.”
In a recent update, GossipExtra revealed that Wade made immediate preparations to hand the boys over to their mother, but she would require therapy.
“In the same order Tuesday, Judge Antonio Marin also ordered Wade’s ex, Siohvaughn Funches, to undergo a psychological evaluation with an emphasis on anger control issues. And Funches will have to attend family therapy with her and Wade’s 11-year-old son, Zaire.”
Wade’s attorney added that his client is “…satisfied with the ruling.”