There is nothing that Dwayne Wade can do to rid himself of his ex wife or make her happy with him.
In the latest development in the ongoing legal battle between Wade and his former wife, Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, Funches has found a loophole that puts her back in the driver’s seat of her young transgender child’s life.
Funches is objecting daughter, Zaya Wade‘s, attempt to legally change her name and gender. Radar Online has obtained the 2011 divorce agreement that stipulates Wade must get approval from his former wife when it came to any decisions regarding Zaya’s health.
The requirement in the divorce agreement states that Wade should discuss and obtain input from Funches-Wade when it comes to “the major decisions affecting the care, welfare, activities, health, education, and religious upbringing of their two children.”
Although that stipulation was written in the arrangement, it did not state that Funches-Wade has the right to object to whatever decision Wade comes to.
Yet, signed paperwork states that Wade must keep his former wife informed of “all doctors, nurses, health care providers, and mental health providers treating the minor children whether on a continuing basis or in connection with an isolated issue.”
It will be up to a judge to determine if she can actually stop Zaya from changing her name legally.
Today reported in November that Wade had his legal team respond to Funches-Wade’s accusation of Wade wanting the legal name change for Zaya for “financial gain.”
The documents also disclosed that Wade says that his daughter has self-identified as Zaya since the age of 12. Allowing the legal change to happen on her birth certificate will allow her to live a more comfortable and honest life.
“Siohvaughn’s allegations are libelous at their core, and are, at best, nonsensical,” according to documents filed by Wade. “Dwyane filed this Petition because Zaya asked him to. It is unclear if Siohvaughn’s goal is to relitigate her divorce and custody dispute with Dwyane, or to resume her campaign of personal attacks against Dwyane, but it is clear that her objections have little, if anything, to do with Zaya’s best interest.”
The next court date will take place later this month.