NBA superstar Dwyane Wade is ensued in a bitter custody battle over his children, after an ugly divorce that finally settled in June, having lasted nearly three years.  The custody trial began in Chicago on September 8, 2010, where the Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade filed suit for sole custody against his ex-wife, his high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Wade, of their two young sons, ages 8 and 4.  The court appointed attorney for the two young boys is telling the court that the children should primarily be with their father. The boys’ attorney filed a pretrial memo outlining the three recommendations he planned to make during the trial, suggesting Siohvaughn Wade agreeing to “extensive therapy” should be included in all of them.  Dwayne Wade alleges there is a pattern of irresponsible and erratic behavior on his ex-wife’s part, concerning her relationships, confrontations and parenting decisions.  The custody trial is expected to last a month. Full Article

Custody is the legal responsibility for the care and control of your minor child.  In New York, parents are responsible to support their child until twenty-one years of age.  Under New York law, custody is separated into legal and physical, and each are addressed separately in a custody order.  Legal custody is the right to make major decisions about your child, including where your child goes to school, whether your child gets surgery, and what kind of religious training your child receives.  Physical custody is the actual physical possession and control of a child, including issues of who the child lives with on a day to day basis.  The court will make custody arrangements by considering what is in the best interest of the child.

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