This is definitely getting messy. As we reported yesterday Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade petition the court for custody of his two sons. The reason given for lack of a better phrase was his wife Siohvaughn Wade is crazy and not mentally fit to be a parent. Mrs. Wade has replied to those accusations. NBA.com has the details:
“Our client believes that these various papers were filed as retaliation for her legitimate claims filed March 19, 2010 in the Domestic Relations Court in a Petition for Order of Protection regarding the abuse by Mr. Wade dating back to 2006,” Eunice Ward, an attorney in the Chicago firm representing Siohvaughn Wade, said Thursday in an e-mail response to The Associated Press.
Siohvaughn Wade has previously alleged that her husband abandoned his children, that they were frightened to be around him, and that he was “guilty of extreme and repeated mental cruelty” toward her.
“It is regrettable that this father now chooses to use mental health and religion as another means to battle and abuse the mother,” Ward said in the e-mail statement.
I can pretty much guarantee there won’t be any winners when this is all said and done. I am really concerned for their 8 year old son. Whereas the 2 year old probably is to young to understand what is going on, the 8 year old is probably fully aware.
I can only hope that instead of dueling lawsuits and legal filings, they instead can sit down like adults and work this out for the betterment of their kids.