A Cook County judge ruled that Dwyane Wade’s ex-wife will have to make changes to the children’s visiting arrangements while the court determines if she was involved with interfering with a previously arranged visitation schedule. She will now shift her children’s visits from Chicago to Florida unless or until the court rules otherwise.
Siohvaugn Funches-Wade was arrested on June 16 for allegedly refusing to return their children to Wade’s sister. Funches-Wade was supposed to meet Wade’s sister at the airport with the children so that they could spend Father’s Day with their dad. They did not show up at the airport.
As a result, a judge ruled that she’ll have to travel to Florida to see their two sons, who are 5 and 10 years old. The judge also forbid her from talking about the incident with her children.
Wade won sole custody of the children in a long court battle in 2011 and Funches-Wade has awarded visitation rights. Wade’s lawyers filed an emergency motion to revoke Funches-Wade’s visitation in June after the children weren’t returned as previously arranged.
The sheriff’s department arrived at Funches-Wade’s house and she allegedly resisted arrest and was charged with two counts of attempted child abduction, two counts of unlawful visitation interference and one count of resisting arrest.
After the last incident, Funches-Wade’s own lawyers moved to withdraw from representing her.
She is now represented by Michael Haber who said the entire incident was a misunderstanding.