Chris Bosh Child Custody: Miami Star Sues For Right To Raise Daughter
on Jun 24, 2013 08:45 AM EDT
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has filed legal documents seeking primary physical custody of his 4-year-old daughter with an ex-girlfriend.
Just hours after the Heat took their place in NBA history as back-to-back title winners, Bosh hit Allison Mathis with legal papers aimed at stripping her of custody and all but branding her an unfit parent.
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According to TMZ, Bosh claims Mathis has been working to alienate his daughter from him by blocking contact between them, refusing to let her travel with him and poisoning her mind against him. His request stipulates that he would be willing to work out a visitation schedule with his ex that would allow her to spend ample time with the child.
Attorneys for Mathis wasted little time in blasting the allegations as untrue. Earlier this month, Mathis filed papers seeking to have child supports payments Bosh now pays increased from $2,600 to $30,000 per month.
GossipNews.com reported Mathis was seeking to have Bosh’s own words used against him in her filing. Bosh recently professed his love for the city and organization of Miami by boasting “I’m in Miami for the rest of my career. I plan to be there. I plan to retire there. I plan to win hopefully a lot more championships there. So that’s where home is.”
Attorneys for Mathis point out that Florida Judge Robert Evans apparently took Bosh at his word last August when the native Texan testified he would always reside there and should be subjected to Texas law. Four-months later, the judge ruled in his favor---despite his ownership of a Miami Beach mansion.
“Chris Bosh’s testimony in court about his being a Florida resident is exactly opposite of what he recently told the media,” Mathis attorney Jane Carey told the website. “He now says he intends to retire here after playing for the Heat. You can’t be a resident of Texas and retire in Florida. Chris Bosh fooled the trial judge, but we believe that the Appellate Court will reverse the lower court decisions.”