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July 22, 2013

Dwyane Wade attorney on Miami Heat star's ex-wife: she's 'made a mockery of homelessness'

No wonder Dwyane Wade has been partying lately and it has nothing to do with his NBA victory either. Last Tuesday, Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches finally reached a financial settlement in their contentious 2010 divorce. Funches, however, is not happy, staging a street protest last Friday in Chicago in which she claimed to be "homeless" and "destitute" as a result of her break up.

Wade's attorney Jim Pritikin disputes that and has issued a statement saying "Dwyane Wade and his ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches have reached a financial settlement. The agreement was submitted in court last Tuesday, July 16 prior to Ms. Funches' recent unfounded and erratic public display outside the courthouse this past Friday. Dwyane Wade has made several requests over the years to settle this matter, despite Ms. Funches having 16 different attorneys and 2 arrests throughout this process. Mr. Wade has provided a very generous settlement to Ms. Funches to continue to live a wonderful lifestyle for the rest of her life."

That lifestyle, according to the statement, includes 'income over $25,000 on a monthly basis, timely paid for her home mortgage, maintenance and security at the house, 4 cars, insurance and all of her attorney fees throughout this process."

As for her sit-in last week, Pritikin says that "Ms. Funches has made a mockery of homelessness which is a serious and personal issue for Mr. Wade as his mother was homeless for a period of time when he was a child. Dwyane Wade was awarded sole custody of their sons by the court in 2011. The safety and well being of his children are his main priority. Due to Ms. Funches' current unstable mental state, her visitation will be determined by the court. Mr. Wade continues to hope that one day he will have a civil relationship with his ex-wife for the sake of their sons."