Siovaughn Funches Said Her Lawyer Failed Her Big Time In Divorce From Dwayne Wade
Dwayne Wade’s baby mama said her lawyer should’ve fought harder to get her a bigger divorce settlement deal from her ex, and pleaded with a judge to let her case against him go to trial.
Siovaughn Funches said her former lawyer Brian Hurst’s “action and inaction” forced her to accept a lowball divorce payout from the Chicago Bulls player.
She received $5 million and the marital home, but said in court papers that she was entitled to much more, and would have gotten it if not for Hurst’s alleged legal negligence. The mom insisted she could have gotten more money – at least $10 million – but her lawyer never shared evidence of Wade’s business contracts, income that she felt she was entitled to because he earned that money while they were married.
Funches sued Hurst for legal malpractice, claiming the lawyer botched her case and screwed her out of a higher settlement. A judge threw out Funches’ initial case against Hurst, but after Wade signed a two-year, $47.5 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, the judge ruled that she could amend her original complaint.
But Hurst said in court docs filed at Cook County Il. Superior Court that Funches doesn’t have the facts to back up her claims of Hurst’s alleged legal malpractice. The lawyer said the mother of three’s complaint was “littered” with allegations that her settlement would have been bigger had Hurst handled the case better, but doesn’t have any evidence to prove it. He asked the judge to throw the case out.