*Aside from being a part of the 2013 championship winning team, NBA star Chris Bosh is looking to take a win on another court.
He is currently in a very bitter legal battle with his ex; involving the sought after custody of their 4-year-old daughter, TMZ reported.
The case was initiated when Bosh decided to file legal docs requesting that primary physical custody of his daughter, Trinity, be taken away from his ex, Allison Mathis.
He claims Mathis has been keeping their daughter away from him in an attempt to alienate him from her life. Bosh says she has cut off contact, refused to let them travel together, and has poisoned his daughter against him.
Although Bosh is currently seeking primary custody, he says he is more than willing to allow the mother so have visitation rights.
Mathis has filed counter suits calling Bosh’s allegations and complaints ridiculous. The custody battle between Bosh and Mathis has been going on for years. Just last June Bosh was denied permission to take his daughter to the Olympics.
A Florida judge’s ruling means Chris Bosh won’t have to pay Allison Mathis $30k in child support for the next 15 years.
*Looks like today’s gonna be a good day for Chris Bosh … moneywise.
And why is that? Well, the Miami Heat superstar made out like fat rat in a barrel of cheese when a judge in Orlando sided with him in his attempt to be deemed an official resident of Texas instead of Florida!
You may be wondering why Bosh keeps claiming he doesn’t live in Florida three years into his contract with the Heat?
Because, as we’ve previously reported, his baby mama – Allison Mathis – is only getting $2,600-a-month in child support from him because of a ruling in Texas, which Bosh claims as his official residence.
Had Bosh been found to be a Florida resident, he’d be looking at $30,000-a-month in child support for the next 15 years, reports Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra.
The ruling comes as part of a three-year battle between Bosh and an ex-girlfriend over their three-year-old daughter. The Heater was married last year to Adrienne Bosh. They have an infant son.
But when he played for the Toronto Raptors, Bosh lived with Allison Mathis, who got pregnant through fertility treatment.
Jane Carey, Mathis’ attorney, called today’s ruling a “miscarriage of justice” and promised to appeal.
“Everybody knows that Texas is rough on horses and women,” Carey said. “Now, I guess that any young man in Florida who makes big money should get a Texas address before they have a baby.
“They’ll save a lot of money that way.”
In August, the Dallas born-and-bred Bosh did appear before Orange County Circuit Court Judge Robert Evans and was grilled for two hours about his current residency. At the time, Carey stopped just short of calling him a liar.
At that hearing, Bosh admitted that, in order to get a mortgage to pay for his $12.5 million-Miami Beach home, he signed an affidavit swearing that the North Bay Road mansion would be his primary residence.
Bosh also fielded questions on why his name was purged from Texas’ voters lists.
But Judge Evans said he based his decision on one set of documents: Bosh’s income-tax filings, sent to the IRS from Texas!
If you’re wondering, because he had to play a game, Bosh was not in court and so far hasn’t issued a statement. Also, his attorney couldn’t be reached for comment, either.
As if he didn’t have anything better to do on his post-NBA Finals glow, Bosh sicked his lawyers on Mathis after she used the limelight to publicize the fact that she lost her job and applied for food stamps.
Mathis also revealed, among other things, that Bosh’s payments for the support of their three-year-old daughter Trinity total about $2,600 – this, while Bosh gets about $18 million a year just from the Heat.
The letter also asks Mathis to ensure that a cellphone video that she and Bosh shot of one another at the moment they learned she was pregnant with Trinity in 2008 disappear from the web.
The video was obtained exclusively by Gossip Extra, and Bosh also demanded that the site erase it. (see it below)
Because the footage was offered by Mathis and because Bosh is a public figure who acknowledged fathering the little girl, Gossip Extra had responded that the video would remain.
In court papers filed in Orlando, where Mathis lives, Bosh claims he doesn’t really live in Florida but in Texas, where his child support judgment was obtained. If Florida guidelines were applied, he could be forced to pay $15,000 to $20,000 per month.
Bosh, by the way, makes his current payments to Trinity religiously and sends for her in a chauffeured limo at least twice a month. Mathis also acknowledged she received a $250,000 lump sum payment from Bosh after he sold a house that they co-owned in Texas.
*Allison Mathis who’s become known as Miami Heat star Chris Bosh’s baby mama, has finally spoken out. She recently sat down with Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra to tell her side of the story.
She essentially doesn’t reveal anything new, but substantiates what we’ve already reported in that she wasn’t just Bosh’s baby mama; they were in a committed relationship and wanted to have a child together.
In part one of the two videos below, Mathis talks about changes in Bosh’s personality after his arrival in Miami, finding out she was pregnant, the two them getting fitted for wedding bands although the marriage obviously never happened.
In part two, she discusses her struggles on Bosh’s $2,600-a-month checks, losing her job, applying for food stamps and being forced by Bosh’s legal team to reject a $12,000-a-week job with VH-1′s popular show “Basketball Wives.”
*The mother of Miami Heat star Chris Bosh’s 3-year-old daughter, Allison Mathis, has broken her silence and is speaking out.
Mathis, 32, cringes at the thought that anyone would believe she’s another NBA baby mama who got pregnant for child support.
She acknowledges that she and Bosh, who tonight plays what could be the wrap up game against Oklahoma City in the NBA Finals, produced a child out-of-wedlock.
However, speaking with Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra, she claims their child was wanted, the product of love. Keep in mind that Mathis and Bosh lived together for two years when he played for the Toronto Raptors, and she says Bosh had her get fertility treatment when getting pregnant proved harder than he thought.
In her first interview since their daughter Trinity was born three years ago, Mathis says she doesn’t understand why Bosh is ignoring her pleas for help after she lost her job last month, placing her on the edge of foreclosure and public assistance.
Worse: She says Bosh has spent upward of $2 million on a coterie of lawyers to keep his child support payment at $2,600 a month – millions that even the Orange County judge handling their case said would be better spent on his daughter.
“Chris really wanted us to have a baby, that why he had me go to a fertility doctor,” Mathis exclusively told Gossip Extra at the downtown Orlando office of her lawyer, Jane E. Carey. “I followed the treatment and we eventually became pregnant. He was very happy when Trinity was born.”
(See the exclusive video below showing Bosh and Mathis learning the results of their pregnancy test)
As Gossip Extra revealed exclusively Saturday, Mathis is the Orlando single mother who applied for tax-funded food stamps because, she says, Bosh’s child support barely pays for her mortgage. The tallhead makes as much as $18 million a year playing for the Heat.
Mathis believed Bosh would marry her when Trinity was born. But she and Bosh broke up when she was six months pregnant, and she eventually moved to Orlando to be with her family.
But Bosh married Adrienne Williams last year, and the couple had their first child last month.
Lawyer Carey says Bosh’s aggressive legal stand started when he moved to Florida in 2010 to join LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the Heat.
If you believe Bosh, however, he’s not really living in the $12.5 million-mansion he bought in 2010 in Miami Beach but in the 1,800-square-foot house at 904 Manor Drive, De Soto, Texas, according to court records. That house is assessed at $93,000.
“The amount of child support was set by a judge in Dallas, Texas, where Mr. Bosh is from,” Carey said. “Let’s just say they gave him a sweetheart deal because he’s a favorite son over there.
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*EURweb’s Lee Bailey caught up with J. Anthony Brown of the Tom Joyner Morning Show to find out how things took an ugly turn this morning during a segment on Miami Heat star Chris Bosh’s drama with his child’s mother Allison Mathis.
Mathis’ attorney Jane E. Carey was a guest on the show to discuss reports earlier this week that her client was recently laid off from her job as a construction company secretary, had applied for food stamps and is on the brink of foreclosure.
Bosh, whose salary hovers somewhere around $18-million, pays just $2,600 a month in child support to Mathis for their 3-year-old daughter Trinity. By legal standards and based on his income, Mathis should receive at least $30,000 a month in child support, according to the Miami Herald.
Chris Bosh and Allison Mathis
Mathis says the current $2,600 per month is not enough to care for Trinity and she plans on contesting the amount in court with Carey as her lawyer.
While discussing the case with Carey this morning on Jacque Reid’s TJMS segment “Inside Her Story,” Brown mentioned that a lot of single mothers are forced to take care of their children with far less than $2,600 a month in income. Also, Brown disagreed with Carey’s belief that Bosh should be forbidden to take the 3-year-old overseas this summer for the London Olympics. His request was denied by an Orlando judge.
Chris Bosh with daughter Trinity
Needless to say, Brown’s comments didn’t sit will with Carey, who believes Bosh wants his daughter in London only as a photo op. Listen to their exchange below, then, scroll down for J. Anthony Brown’s exclusive reaction to the on-air confrontation.