Back in June, Allison Mathis (the mother of Chris Bosh’s daughter), came forward with allegations that Bosh refused to pay her anything over $2,600 a month in child support, forcing her to apply for food stamps and government assistance, while Bosh racks up more than $18 million a year and lives in a 12,000 sq. foot Florida mansion (worth $12 million) with his wife, Adrienne.
Mathis has applied for an increase in child support, because in the state of Florida he would be forced to pay her 3% of his take home pay (around $30,000 a month), where as in Texas, a judge is willing to let him slide paying $2,600.
Bosh and his lawyers have filed court documents in Orlando, fighting hard to keep Texas as his legal state of residency. Claiming a 1,900 sq. foot home he owns in Dallas (worth around $73,000) as his residence (meanwhile, living and working in Florida with his wife and newborn child), just to avoid an increase in his responsibilities.
Do you think these judges give athletes a pass, just because of their notoriety or do you think he’s justified in not wanting to pay more child support? Post your thoughts!