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NBA star fights support, claiming ex will spoil the children

On behalf of Law Office of Ann A. Thomson, A Professional Law Corporation posted on Friday, May 10, 2013.

In 2010, Los Angeles Lakers star Steve Nash and his wife announced that they would be divorcing. The couple married in 2005; the announcement came exactly one day after the birth of their son. In a statement, the NBA player stated that he was committed to helping to raise and nurture his children.

Since then, the couple has been in court quite a bit. In 2012, Nash reportedly attempted to prevent his ex-wife from moving to Los Angeles with the children. It was not stated why the Los Angeles-based player objected to the change. Now, the couple is back in court as part of a child support dispute. Nash believes that his ex-wife received sufficient funds to care for the children from the divorce settlement, along with the money he is giving her for expenses. He is allegedly concerned that his ex-wife will “spoil” the children by wasting money on luxuries.

A judge in Arizona agreed with Nash’s arguments, but the mother has filed an appeal. She reportedly received several thousand dollars in the divorce settlement.

It is not uncommon for a parent to seek to avoid child support out of the belief that the other parent should not have the money. However, child support is not intended for the former partner; rather, it is for the child. There is a public policy in favor of allowing the children to enjoy the same standard of living when visiting either parent. Any Los Angeles residents who are faced with a child support dispute may benefit from speaking with an attorney who may seek to collect support that is owed.

Source: Huffington Post, “Steve Nash Child Support: Lakers Star Allegedly Doesn“, Cavan Sieczkowski, April 30, 2013


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