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The divorce battle between Pilar and Deion Sanders now focuses on who gets primary custody of the couple's three children.
The messy divorce between former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders and his estranged wife, Pilar, now centers on their three kids.
It’s up to jurors to choose which parent decides the children's primary residence.
No matter how nasty the divorce has been between the Sanders, both Deion and Pilar say they want what is best for their kids. What that is, is now in the hands of 12 jurors at the Collin County Courthouse.
"I love my babies. I've done everything for them and with them and anything to keep them happy and doing very well in all they do. I'm mommy," said Pilar Sanders.
"I have my boys on a daily basis. My daughter's with me all the time. They go back and forth whenever they want, that's the way I am. If you want to spend time with your mom, let's do it," said Deion Sanders.
Outside of the courtroom, Pilar and Deion Sanders seemed willing to work out a way to split time with their three kids.
"I've never denied them access to their father at all. I believe a child needs both parents, and never withheld my children from having time with their father, and I encourage a lot of time," said Pilar Sanders.
Pilar Sanders' attorney claims the former Cowboy is $275,000 behind in paying their fees.
Primetime insists that's what this battle is really about. "She only gets a million dollars in the prenup. They've exhausted her to the end. She's not smart enough to see that. The fight for the kids, it's not about the kids. It's about the money," said Deion Sanders.
Inside the courtroom, where cameras aren’t allowed, attorneys took off the gloves and the fight was on. A jury of 7 women and 5 men find themselves as the referees in the battle over the Sanders' kids.
The jury will not decide how much time the kids will spend with each parent or an amount of child support, only which parent will chose the primary residence of all three kids.
The trial is expected to last all week.