Judge: Lawyer for DWade's Ex-Wife Can Resign

A judge ruled Monday to allow attorney Michael Haber to drop out of the high-profile legal battle

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    The lawyer for Dwyane Wade's wife's child custody case is allowed to remove himself from the high-profile legal battle.

    Cook County Circuit Judge Marya Nega decided Monday to allow attorney Michael Haber to drop out of the case due to issues with communication and representation between him and client Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    "Our relationship has broken down to the point that I can no longer represent [Siohvaughn Funches-Wade]," said Michael Haber when he asked to be removed from the case last week. "Our interests are adverse to one another."

    Judge Nega agreed to Haber's resignation Monday, despite resistance from Funches-Wade whose finances are taking a hit from court costs and legal fees.

    "I beg of you, Judge, please," Funches-Wade pleaded to the judge last week. "The escrow account is fleeting. It can't be done."

    Haber will help transition the case to new legal counsel, according to the Sun-Times.

    Haber was the 12th lawyer to represent the NBA player's ex-wife in her child custody battle as well as in criminal court. Funches-Wade is accused of failing to return her sons to Wade's care on time over Father's Day weekend.

    The couple divorced in 2010, and Wade gained full custody of the two children in 2011.