Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade is expected in a Chicago courtroom Monday for the start of a trial expected to determine how much he’ll have to pay his ex-wife for their divorce.
Wade, 31, who just won his third NBA title with the Heat, has been officially divorced from high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches, the mother of his two boys, for a year.
But a judge in their native Illinois who pronounced them split also postponed the haggling over marital distribution — and Funches is getting about $35,000 a month as part of a temporary deal.
The trial to hammer out a permanent deal is expected to last for an entire month!
“It’s unusually long, but it’s very complicated,” said Lisa Macci, Funches’ Boca Raton lawyer.
One of the last witnesses deposed was team president Pat Riley, who sat down with Wade’s and Funches’ legal teams in Coral Gables June 25.
He was asked mostly about contract negotiations involving Wade.
Riley’s deposition became news during the NBA Finals because the Heat were accused of trying to make the job of Funches’ process servers harder.
“Coach Riley was very cordial to everyone,” Macci said. “He was very professional and wasn’t evasive, which is a refreshing change in this case.”