A Chicago judge has ruled that the divorce settlement between Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade is valid, reports the Chicago Sun Times. The decision was made on Monday days after Siohvaughn staged a sit-in claiming her voice is not for sale. In the settlement she will receive:
- $5 million
- Their former home, a mansion in Chicago
- 4 cars
Siohvaughn’s lawyer says he still intends to fight the settlement claiming she never fully agreed to all the provisions in the settlement, including a “non-disparge” clause. The clause say they must both refrain from making disparaging remarks about each other. This clause also applies to Dwyane’s family and girlfriend Gabrielle Union.
Dwyane’s lawyer released this statement about the settlement and Siovaughn’s sit-in on Friday:
“Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have reached a financial settlement. The agreement was submitted in court last Tuesday, July 16 prior to Ms. Funches’ recent unfounded and erratic public display outside the courthouse this past Friday. Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process. Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life.
Despite false allegations by Ms. Funches claiming to be “homeless” and “destitute,” Dwyane Wade has maintained over the years financial support to his ex-wife by providing her with income over $25,000 on a monthly basis, timely paid for her home mortgage, maintenance and security at the house, 4 cars, insurance, taxes and all of her attorney fees throughout this process. Ms. Funches has made a mockery of homelessness which is a serious and personal issue for Mr. Wade as his mother was homeless for a period of time when he was a child.
Dwyane Wade was awarded sole custody of their sons by the court in 2011. The safety and wellbeing of his children are his main priority. Due to Ms. Funches’ current unstable mental state, her visitation will be determined by the court. Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons.”