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Basketball player faces further child custody disputes

Many St. Charles, Missouri, residents may follow celebrity news. The fact that child custody issues revolve around the best interests of the child may cause famous people in the midst of a divorce to want to win custody of their children to promote their good image. For instance, NBA star Dwayne Wade may face more problems regarding the custody of his two sons with his former wife. The star's ex-wife claims that Wade never supplied the children with the asthma medication they needed.

When the couple decided to separate in 2007, Wade won custody of his two sons as stated in the court decision. However, Wade's custody may be challenged for failure to provide and keep tabs on the children's medication. The star's former wife has also alleged that since the basketball player gained custody of the children in March of 2011, he never acquired an asthma nebulizer or inhaler for the two boys. Because of this incident of alleged parental negligence, Wade's former wife wants to modify the custody agreement, particularly regarding her visitation rights with the children. She also wants the court to order Wade to be more cautious with the children.

When a Missouri court grants physical or custodial custody to one parent or another, it considers the best interests of the children. With this in mind, the custodial parent may also be primarily responsible for decisions regarding the children's education, extracurricular activities and health care, while the non-custodial parent will have basic visitation rights. Decisions regarding child custody which are agreed to in a divorce settlement may also be subject to further modification and dispute.

Missouri residents who are embroiled in a child custody dispute may find it helpful to get further information if they wish to win the custody rights they feel are due to them. Doing so can help parents amend existing custody agreements if there is due cause and evidence to question the parenting capabilities of the custodial parent.

Source: Contact Music, "Gabrielle Union-Dwayne Wade's Ex-wife Heats Up Custody Battle," Feb. 20, 2013

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