Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade‘s bitter six-year divorce saga is getting so poisoned that some of those assigned to maintaining the peace between the three-time NBA champ and his ex-wife are quitting!
Gossip Extra has learned that a court-appointed parenting coordinator whose job was to facilitate the shuttling of the kids between Wade and mom Siohvaughn Funches, and a shrink assigned to evaluating Funches’ mental state suddenly quit in disgust!
According to court filing in Miami-Dade County family court, parenting coordinator Howard Rosenberg resigned his $400-an-hour job this month.
In his letter to the judge, he listed his inability to work “effectively” with the lawyers involved in the case as the main reason.
He didn’t name the culprits, but I’m told Funches’ lawyers complained that Rosenberg personally communicated with the judge, bypassing them, and even attempted to change the children’s visitation schedule behind their backs.
So far, Rosenberg had made about $50,000 coordinating visitations and making sure both parents honor their time commitments with the children.
As for psychologist Leslie Star, she accepted a retainer to produce an in-depth psychological evaluation of Funches. She resigned before Funches’ first appointment. In her letter, she listed no reason other than too heavy a workload, and mentioned that she’d return the money to Wade.
“Everybody’s got their limits,” said Brian Hurst, one of Funches’ divorce lawyers. “This is the kind of case with a level of review on someone’s work that people are often unaccustomed to.”
Neither Wade’s attorney nor the parenting coordinator nor the psychologist returned calls.
Even if Wade and Funches have been divorced for three years, the post-split issues have involved allegations of mental illness, emotional abuse, bad parenting, missed visitations, kidnapping, the shielding of financial assets — and Funches even staged a sit-in to protest it all!
It’s believed Wade has spent $10 million on legal bills for the split — so far.