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Friday, June 25, 2010
Wade divorce finalized in Chicago

Associated Press

CHICAGO -- An Illinois judge has finalized the contentious divorce of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, though the messy fight isn't over.

Cook County Judge Marya Nega announced her widely expected decision during a brief hearing Friday.

Wade says he's relieved the proceedings from his wife, Siohvaughn, are over. Siohvaughn Wade's attorney, however, says he'll appeal on the grounds that the judge finalized the divorce before financial issues and custody issues involving the couple's two sons have been resolved.

The judge says her previous orders, including one granting Dwyane Wade temporary custody of the children, remain in place for now. Wade's now ex-wife did not attend the hearing.