This was a long battle—one that was filled with a lot of drama that only had a negative effect on Dwyane and Siohvaughn’s children. In the end, the courts have decided that D Wade is the more fit parent and has been awarded full custody of their two sons.
Dwyane Wade has been awarded custody of his two sons, ending a long legal fight with his ex-wife.
Wade’s children arrived in Miami on Friday, and will remain with their father going forward. Wade’s Miami Heat teammates gave him an ovation when he revealed the news to them in the locker room Saturday, and the boys are expected to start at a new school in South Florida on Monday.
“My life changed in a huge way,” Wade told the AP. “Mentally, I’ve been preparing for it for over a year now. To me, it’s bigger than that. For me, it shows a lot of people that you need to fight to be in your kids’ lives sometimes. You fight until you can’t fight any more. That’s all I was trying to be, a father in his kids’ lives.”
The boys’ mother, Siohvaughn Wade, will have what the court described as “regular parenting time” on alternating weekends in Miami, as well as several other times during the year, including Mother’s Day.
With situations like this, there is never a truly a “happy ending”. Many people will say that children need to be with their mother, but if the courts have determined that Wade gives the children a more stable environment, that is where they should be.
Good luck to Wade and I hope he and Siohvaughn going forward get along with each for the betterment of their children.