Dwyane Wade's wife posts bond

May 11, 2010 2:14:08 PM PDT
The wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade was in the custody of the Cook County sheriff while officials processed her $10,000 bond Tuesday.

Siohvaughn Wade arrived at the Daley Center with her attorney around 11:15 a.m. She brought with her the required $10,000 bond for her to be released.

Officials said she was placed in a basement holding cell at the Daley Center while the money was processed.

Siohvaughn and Dwyane are in the middle of a divorce and fighting over custody of their children.

The couple married in 2003 but four years later began divorce proceedings.

The attorney for the Miami Heat basketball star and Robbins native said it's been a long, contentious process because he says Siohvaughan has been uncooperative, especially with facilitating visits with Dwayne Wade and their two boys, ages 8 and 2.

"She has the unfortunate disposition of choosing what orders to obey and what orders are not necessary to comply with," said Jim Pritikin, attorney for Dwayne Wade.

On Monday, Siohvaughn Wade was to appear in court for their divorce hearing but failed to show up. The judge issued an arrest warrant with Cook County sheriff's deputies making an unsuccessful attempt to serve the warrant at her South Holland home.

On Tuesday morning, her attorney filed an emergency motion to quash the warrant which was denied by the judge. Siohvaughn was then taken into custody and ordered to pay $10,000 bond. She paid the bond, and was released.

Dwayne Wade's attorney said this is another chapter in an ugly divorce, and says his client is now seeking full custody of the boys.

"It takes two parents to raise these children. He would love to work with his wife, cooperate with his wife and always seek out their best interests," said Pritikin.

Mrs. Wade's attorney said she was in a car accident Monday and tried to take some of the blame her client not showing up in court. She has filed a lawsuit on behalf of her children against Wade's current girlfriend and she filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Wade for emotional distress.

They are due in court again later this month.


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