Another “Victory” For Deion Sanders: Court Grants Him Exclusive Rights Over Children

January 20, 2013  |

If things continue to go down this road, Pilar Sanders is in trouble.

Last Wednesday, A Dallas court ruled that while Deion Sanders and soon to be ex-wife Pilar will share custody of their three children in a week on/week off schedule, Deion is the only parent that will hold exclusive rights over the children. Well, at least until the final divorce trial, according to The Dallas Morning News.

What does this mean? Judge Ray Wheless decided that Deion will solely be allowed to make decisions about the kids’ primary residence, school(s) they attend and choose their athletic activities. Athletic activities? That sounds weird that they would eve be involved in the ruling. They’ll share all other decisions.

In December, a court granted Deion custody of their two sons, Shilo and Shedeur, while Pilar was granted custody of their daughter, Shelomi.  She also had her child support reduced from $10,000 to $5,000.

Pilar has also maintained that she is a victim of Deion’s celebrity status and that his finances are doing all of the talking.

Their divorce trial should begin somewhere around March 4th.

In the meantime, Deion will have to pay legal for the amicus attorney who represents the interests of their children.  Both he and Pilar will share the medical bills.

Wow, this is going to get a lot worse before it gets better. Based on reports, it seems like the adults may have forgotten about the most important thing: the kids (which explains why they had to bring in another attorney).

Do you think Pilar has a point in saying that Deion’s money is actually doing all the talking or has she presented herself in such a way that isn’t pleasing to the courts?

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  • VirgoStarr

    Just because he has money, celebrity status or even a history of being a womanizer, no one knows what went on behind closed doors but the parties involved. Who is to say Deion isn’t the better parent? Pilar knew what type of man she was dealing with and she married and produced children with this man. Same goes for Deion as well. Their relationship started on scandalous grounds and this is the consequences of their actions. I don’t agree with splitting up the children and I think if Deion has to pay child support, so should Pilar. Equal rights and treatment all the way.

  • boogee

    As seen on their show she was too busy trying to be a trophy instead of a mother. This is what he was trying to tell her. Good decision, put the kids with the money maker, and the one who actually pays attention to them.

  • autumn

    You have to know the person you are marrying not the things you desire out of the marriage. True enough people change but this is a bit much. I wish the best for the kids.

    • Kelsey

      I am sure Deion’s true character didn’t just start to show. Pilar was just hoping her looks would secure her future. Money talks and she needs to accept that and move on. It’s heartless but I am sure there is a lot more to this story that we the public know.

      • Cinnamon71

        This reminds me of Dr. Phil’s saying, “If you marry for money, you’ll earn every penny”. Deion cheated on his first wife with Pilar, and she became the trophy wife. Instead of living in la-la land, she should have known “her time” could have been up any day and put some money away in a “rainy day” fund. Beauty and a nice physique can only go so far and eventually fade away and then what are you left with? They got married for the wrong reasons and shouldn’t have brought any children in the situation. Those are the true victims. Hopefully, Pilar can get back on her feet and get herself together so she can have more of a presence in their lives.

  • Nisa

    I don’t get it. He’s the one out tricking but he gets to decide what’s best for the kids? “Must be the money!”

  • hollyw

    WOW…for a woman not to get legal custody (idk what “exclusive custody” is, there’s only physical and legal custody)…he either has one h*lluva lot of hidden money (since they let her child support be reduced to a fifth??) to have paid some folks off, or the courts know something about her that the media hasn’t caught yet…I pray for the kids.

    • Guest360

      Gotta agree. Either he’s paying off a LOT of people under the table, or there must be something about Pilar that we aren’t privy to. Granted she’s a gold digger but that’s usually not grounds for her to lose custody over two of her kids and “exclusive rights” over all of them (whatever that means). This situation is just crazy. I pray these kids come out of this in one piece.

  • JaneDoe

    Sorry Pilar.. Time to move on to plan B. There is nothing wrong with starting over. Maybe this will work out for your good if you let go and let God