Steve Nash‘s did not have a good year with the Lakers. They barely made the first round of the playoffs and injury and bad playing made his court life less than stellar. However, it seems he had much more drama off the court.
In the latest in an on-going court battle, Nash is asking a Maricopa County Superior Court judge to bar his wife from moving to Southern California. The Lakers point guard says he intends to keep his home in Paradise Valley, Arizona as his primary residence. According to USA Today Sports his ex-wife Alejandra Amarilla Menrath, wants Family Court Judge Thomas LeClaire to approve the relocation of their children from the Valley to Southern California. She has indicated the move would allow her to ask for child support, but also claims she wants the children closer to their father.
Why is this such a big issue? Well, according to their sealed divorce settlement, she doesn’t get any child support. Nash pays for the children’s private education and health-care insurance through his employer, according to testimony. If she gets to move to Southern California, she can petition a California court to get child support, i.e. more money. The couple divorced in 2011 and have twin daughters and a son.
Nash made just under $10 million this year and is scheduled to make just under $20 million in the next few years.
I don’t know enough about the details of this relationship or their marriage to decide if I agree with Nash. It seems many men who argue about women married to men of Nash’s status have concern about child support being used for things other than the children. If her ultimate goal is to have the children closer to Nash, that’s one thing. If this is about money, it’s something altogether different.
No matter who wins, the children lose.
What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,