Child support payments are generally calculated by the amount of income of each parent. Given that, parents who have high incomes may be required to pay a larger amount of money per month for child support payments. Although child support payments are required by a parent as a benefit to their child and to ensure the child’s welfare, child support disputes can become contentious. A former California NBA player is currently in this exact situation.
The former NBA player, who once played for the Sacramento Kings in California, is currently in a child custody dispute. The former NBA player now plays basketball in China and has been traveling back to the United States to attend child custody hearings.
The 28-year-old basketball player has a 5-year-old daughter and the mother is his former girlfriend. The former couple reportedly split prior to the birth of the child. Previously, the basketball player was paying for his child’s mother’s house, but has recently stopped paying for the house. After he stopped paying for the house, the mother and his daughter were forced to move into the mother’s parent’s home.
The child’s mother has recently filed for increased child support and in doing so has initiated court proceedings against the basketball player. The mother’s attorney has argued the basketball father reportedly makes anywhere from $2 to $3 million per year and the mother is entitled to 17 percent of his income for child support payments. The request for 17 percent equates to about $15,000 per month in child support payments.
The basketball father claims he has been paying $1,500 per month in child support payments since his daughter was born. In addition to the monthly payment, he claims he also provides for all of his daughter’s needs. The case is still pending.
Source: The New York Daily News, “Former NBA guard Quincy Douby on hook for $15,000 monthly child support,” Oren Yaniv, Sept. 5, 2012