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Deion Sanders prevails in Texas child custody dispute

Former football star Deion Sanders has recently prevailed in a handful of rulings in his contentious child custody, property division and prenuptial agreement disputes with estranged wife Pilar Sanders.

A Texas courtroom has seen the former football and baseball standout awarded sole custody and conservatorship of the couple's two sons, 13 and 11 years old, and shared custody of their nine-year-old daughter.

Conservators make decisions on the child's residence, schooling and extracurricular activities.

Deion and Pilar Sanders will share that decision-making process for their daughter.

Most recently, it was announced that the prenuptial agreement the pair signed before their marriage will stand. Pilar Sanders had claimed parts of the document were forged.

In addition, a Collin County judge ruled that the former Dallas Cowboys cornerback will not have to pay any more child support.

The two have been waging contentious wars of words in the media since Deion announced on Facebook at the end of 2011 his intent to divorce Pilar.

There have been back-and-forth accusations regarding domestic disturbances, child support, child custody and so on since then.

Deion described the divorce as a "war," but said, "I just didn't want my kids to be the casualties."

His attorney claimed to have spoken with jurors in the custody trial; they told him that they had trouble believing Pilar's claims that Deion had abused the couple's children.

After the jury ruled in favor of the football commentator, Pilar said she was "flabbergasted" by their decision, which she said she would appeal.

She dismissed her estranged husband as a "black-face performer."

Anyone facing the possibility of a contentious divorce should speak with an experienced family law attorney with a record of protecting clients' rights and doing what is in the best interests of the children.

Source: CBS Dallas, "Jury Makes Decision In Deion Sanders Child Custody Case," March 12, 2013

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