Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade‘s divorce could end up costing him $10 million in legal bills!
Repeat: 10 MILLION BUCKS for a divorce!
Two of the dozen or so lawyers in two states involved with Wade’s split from high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches tell Gossip Extra that the past few months in the six-year battle will undoubtedly run the total tab up to that stunning figure!
“We were at about $8 million last year, and now we’re definitely at $10 million,” said one of the lawyers, asking not to be named in the story. “He’s paying more for lawyers than what he is paying his wife for the settlement.
“It was a complicated case, but it may have become personal.”
I’m told exclusively that D Wade has been paying for his and Funches’ attorneys automatically through a special bank account. It’s funded partly with a small portion of his Heat salary, and partly with endorsements.
“My gut feeling is that he doesn’t even know how much he’s paying (in legal bills),” the source added.
Wade filed for divorce in his native Chicago in 2007.
He eventually won full custody of the couple’s two sons, but Funches has the boys for two weekends per month, and a full month in summer.
Financial issues were finally settled in Chicago last month, with Wade agreeing to pay Funches $5 million cash plus a couple of cars and their marital home near the Windy City.
The case included several appeals, and several hundred motions.
Last week, for example, a judge in Miami ordered Wade to surrender his kids to Funches after Wade asked that the visitation schedule be suspended.
The ball player was represented at the hearing by four attorneys, and Funches had two — and what was to be a 30-minute hearing ended up lasting more than three hours!
James Pritikin, Wade’s main attorney in Chicago, did not respond to a request for comment.