Deion Sanders Awarded Full Custody Of Sons During Divorce Battle

Tue, March 12, 2013 10:03pm EST by 12 Comments
Deion Sanders Wins Custody Battle

Deion’s nasty divorce with estranged wife Pilar wages on, but a jury has awarded him full custody of the couple’s two sons, while declaring that they will share custody of their daughter. Read on for all the details.

Deion Sanders‘ ugly divorce with estrange wife Pilar Sanders has finally received a bit of resolution when it comes to who will permanently care for their three children. The NFL Hall of Famer was awarded temporary custody of the kids back in May of 2012, and the Collins Co., TX just decided on Mar. 12 to largely keep things that way.

11 of 12 jurors ruled in Deion’s favor, giving him full physical and legal custody of his 13 and 11-year-old sons, TMZ reports. In the matter of their 9-year-old daughter, however, the ex-couple was given shared physical and legal custody. Both had been fighting for sole custody of all three of their offspring.

Deion & Pilar Sanders’ Domestic Dispute

Though he hit her with divorce papers in September of 2011, the dissolution of the union between Deion and Pilar reached its climax after a domestic disturbance on April 23, 2012. According to the Associated Press, both were charged with misdemeanor simple assault, with both seeking protective orders against each other. Deion, 45, was the only one to receive court protection. He was allowed to stay in their Texas home, while his estranged wife was ordered to stay at least 500 yards away from the residence.

On the night of the incident, Deion was in a kitchen area when Pilar, 38, began kicking the kitchen door connected to their bedroom. She apparently then began to slap Deion, which prompted him to grab her by the waist and carry her out of the room. She sustained minor injuries and was jailed for a night.

Do you think this custody situation is the best for all involved, HollyMoms? Is this hopefully the start of this nasty divorce calming down? Let us know what you think!

– Billy Nilles

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truth hurts

Posted at 2:51 PM on March 14, 2013  

How does a woman w/out a job with a famous x husband who makes a lot of money lose custody of her children. WTF!

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Team Pilar

Posted at 2:56 PM on March 14, 2013  

Money and better lawyers. Fame, it’s ok for Pilar though, GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY. What’s done in the dark will eventually come to light.

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Posted at 2:20 PM on March 13, 2013  

To everyone normally I would agree, but if women stand any chance of keeping their children, now that money is more respected in the courts than what mother’s do for their kids, it’s time for women to step back and not be further taken advantage of.

What’s the downside of taking children from their mothers if she’s going to crawl, fight tooth and nail to be there for the children but she doesn’t have any authority and limited rights to them, the father, in this case Dion, was just pig, just terrible to Pillar, and now he has the legal right to make her life a further living hell. Why should Pillar subject herself to that?

I’m not saying Pillar shouldn’t see the boys during their visitation with her but she should not extend herself and NEVER go over their house trying to make things right for them while Dion gets the credit of raising them, but we know most mothers in this situation are still doing the hard work.

Also, in this case the boys supposedly decided they wanted to be with the football dad. Sure they are kids but they made their choice in court. Let them deal with the consequences of their decision which means their mother is not available to them when they want her and lift the burden off Pillar trying to get to them through Dion.

I think it’s much healthier for Pillar to concentrate on her daughter and herself. Of course see the boys when they come over for visitation, but don’t extend herself, she needs to create a new life with her daughter. Dion thinks he’s a better parent to the boys well let him do it, without Pillar pulling him out of difficult situations.

There has to be consequences or good mothers all over this country are going to lose their children on a regular basis, it’s already begun.

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Pilar DO U

Posted at 3:10 PM on March 13, 2013  

I agree, Pilar take ur daughter & do u.:)

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Posted at 1:11 AM on March 13, 2013  

No, because Deion created this situation. This is how it is because of him. The judge and the jurors should be ashamed of themselves for this. When the boys end up losers like their dad it will be the judges and the jurors fault.

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Posted at 5:06 AM on March 13, 2013  

I agree the boys will become as arrogant and ruthless as their father.

I also read, I obviously don’t know whether it’s true, that boys wanted to stay with the football star father. I guess there are a lot of perks for boys being Dion’s sons.

If that’s true than all Pillar has to concern herself with is her daughter and herself, she shouldn’t even bother with the boys they made their choice and should not expect her to cater to them or be their mom, let Dion do it.

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Posted at 8:18 AM on March 13, 2013  

Really??? You don’t sound like a person that would be a sound parent. Love is unconditional when it comes to kids. Unless you’ve been in that situation, Making careless statements like this makes you a bad candidate to be a parent.

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Maria D Alonso

Posted at 10:54 AM on March 13, 2013  

Let me be clear — I DO NOT AGREE with the court’s decision because they have divided the family and Pilar loves those children They have always been a priority in her life. I DO NOT AGREE with your HORRIBLE STATEMENT that she should not be the boys’ mom now because they made their choice… ARE YOU CRAZY? YOU ARE A DANGEROUS HUMAN BEING… children make many decisions you do not like and they are your children always. Your obligation is to help them, love them, and always put them first and work things out… PLEASE DO NOT HAVE CHILDREN and stop writing INSANITY in these blogs… do something else with your life.. I am glad Pilar would never even consider such dysfunctional parenting that you mentoned

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Posted at 12:43 PM on March 13, 2013  

But she is their mom and can’t just give up on them.
I’m sure later in life they’ll see their father for who he truly is and will seek their mom out and apologize to her.

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Posted at 1:19 AM on March 14, 2013  

No way. Pilar has behaved like a lunatic toward those children and Deion, and first a judge and now a jury heard the entire case and all concluded the same thing. She is first his wife and wants to throw out the prenup, then ‘he beats her’, yet she wants to work on the marriage, then she wants the marriage annulled so she can money-grab again. Don’t be blind. Even if he is arrogant, that doesn’t make her a fit parent. Police were called and testified against her! Um, She jumped the father, kicked in the door, lied and lied and lost track of her lies and got caught. She’s angling for a reality show. BET! Deion, go in grace and raise your kids. She’s a nut.

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Posted at 6:23 PM on April 30, 2013  

Works both ways. As my ex has warped and ruined a previously bright young man. Now he is screwed behind her mess.(bi-polar). Not giving any credence to mental health. The judge wouldn’t do anything short of kissing her behind.

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abe is doing it!!?

Posted at 11:42 PM on March 12, 2013  


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