alone. Many men would like to get custody of their children rather than see them every other weekend like courts often order. For these men, four days out of a month is not enough.
The problem is that it is costly. Most people can’t afford Dwyane Wade’s high-powered attorney, and without a high-priced attorney, most men are unable to navigate their way through the court system to get their situation straightened out.
The media perpetuates an image of Black men who don’t want anything to do with their children and that run away at all costs, but that isn't the reality for all Black fathers who are separated from their children. A number of men want to be with their children, but if they’re not making an NBA player’s salary, then chances are the child support order has rendered them unable to take care of themselves, let alone a child even if it is just four days out of the month.
Dwyane Wade is a superhero. Not on the basketball court, but in the family court. With his celebrity and money, he is actually able to get justice despite having to work against the court of public opinion and skewed media perceptions. Thousands of men would love to be able to do that.