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