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Looks Like Allison’s Still Going To Need Those Food Stamps: Chris Bosh Favored In Child Support Ruling
Chris Bosh has been frequenting headlines for his baby mama drama more so than his athletic ability these days. But, it seems that this may all change soon considering a judge has finally made a ruling regarding the three-year court battle that has been going on between him and Allison Mathis who is the mother of their three-year-old daughter. If you recall, the latest drama between the two has been the result of the courts questioning Bosh’s actual state of residency.
Back in August, we reported that despite Bosh having been a player for the Miami Heat for three years, he was claiming to be a resident of the state of Texas as opposed to a resident of Florida where one would assume is where he actually spends most of his time. Bosh’s bizarre request wouldn’t matter so much except that the being a Texas resident part would only require him to award his child’s mother with $2,600 per month in child support, while being a resident of Florida would require him to cough up 3% of his monthly take-home pay, which is about $30,000 per month.
Obviously everyone including Allison peeped his motive for wanting to be listed as a Texas resident, hence the reason why the two were still going back and forth to court, up until yesterday that is. According to Gossip Extra, a judge ruled in favor of his request to be considered a Texas resident.
The unemployed Allison Mathis clearly isn’t taking this ruling well. Jane Carey, Mathis’s attorney described the ruling as a “miscarriage of justice,” shared that they would be appealing and expressed her feelings regarding child support policy in the state of Texas.
“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.”
It is difficult to call this one. While I certainly don’t believe that a 3-year-old child needs $30,000 per month to be taken care of, it also seems a little cowardly that Bosh would go to those extremes to keep from supporting the child that he helped to create, especially when Allison is petitioning for food stamps.
What do you think? Was Chris justified in his actions?
I know a lot of people were on the fence about Chris Bosh’s ex-girlfriend applying for food stamps after claiming the $2,600 she receives each month in child support isn’t enough for her and her child to survive, but the Miami Heat player is going to extreme lengths not to help Allison Mathis, not to mention his own daughter out, as she struggles with being unemployed.
The Miami Herald has uncovered court documents Chris filed in Orlando claiming he is actually a resident of Texas, not Florida. Why? Supposedly to avoid an increase in child support. Despite having a 12,000-square-foot home with a Biscayne Bay view that he bought in 2010 for $12.5 million, Chris wants the courts to believe he really lives in a 1,900-square-foot house in a lower middle class suburb of Dallas worth about $73,000. The Herald put the $18 million annual salary-earning NBA star on blast, writing:
“It’s all about the benjamins. Bosh, 28, is trying to hold on to an order from a judge in his native Dallas that he pay $2,600-a-month for the little girl he had with former live-in girlfriend Allison Mathis.
“Should he be declared a Florida resident, Bosh — who is now married and has a son with his wife — could be ordered to pay 3 percent of his monthly take home pay, about $30,000 a month!”
That would definitely change Allison’s tune, but in the same way that Chris halted her earning potential by blocking her from joining “Basketball Wives,” he’s also working overtime to make sure she never sees that $30K/month. Allison’s attorney, Jane E. Carey, said:
“He’s fighting like a dog to remain a Texas resident. It is just not true that he lives in Texas. Even his son was born [in May] in Miami.”
A hearing on the matter has been scheduled for late August and I imagine Chris will be spending ample time in the lone star state between now and then to keep up his Texan charade. Somehow, I’m fairly certain a judge will still be able to see right through it.
What do you think about Chris’ move? Is he right to try to stop Allison from getting more child support?
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Allison Mathis: If Chris Bosh Wouldn’t Have Kept Me From Joining ‘Basketball Wives,” I Wouldn’t Need Food Stamps
I know you all are already shaking your heads, but hear Allison out. As you know, the mother of Miami Heat player Chris Bosh’s 3-year-old daughter has applied for food stamps, saying that since she’s lost her job, they can’t survive on the $2,600/month that he pays in child support. A lot of people were confused about that and suggested Allison just go get another job and in an interview with Gossip Extra, Allison revealed that she actually did have a different job opportunity—as a member of the ‘Basketball Wives’ cast—but Chris blocked her from joining. She told the site:
“I was offered a job on ‘Basketball Wives’ and I filmed a couple episodes and it leaked that I landed the job and Chris of course did not want me to go on it so he sued me to keep me from going on it. I would have made a hell of a lot of money than with other job offers that I’ve had.
“My thing is, if you didn’t want me to speak about you, then maybe you should have reached out to me or my attorney and said, ‘look, it’s OK for her to go on this show because it’s a way for her to provide income for her daughter but don’t mention Chris’s name.’ That would have been a better approach than to just get me completely fired from the show.”
According to Gossip Extra, Allison would have taken in $12,000/week for appearing on the VH1 show which would have definitely kept her out of the assistance line, but it appears Chris had more legal muscle.
In her exclusive interview, Allison also talks about how Chris changed after she got pregnant, and I have to admit it was kind of sad seeing the clip of the happy couple finding out she was pregnant to looking at how things turned out in the end. Allison says Chris hasn’t reached out to her at all offer her and his daughter any type of help since the media reported that she applied for food stamps, saying the most she’s heard is a quote from him saying he was “saddened” by the news. She said instead of being sad he should be glad to help.
“I’m not the only one and I don’t expect people to just to feel sorry for me and have pity on me, but I do think that the father of my child, given that he is able to help his child out, should be willing to.”
Check out the quick two-part interview here. Do you think Chris should have let Allison go on “Basketball Wives” if he wasn’t going to help her financially?
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While Chris Bosh is in Miami playing in the NBA Finals, it looks like his baby mama, Allison Mathis, is at the Orlando Department of Child and Family Services applying for food stamps.
The Miami Herald reports that Jose Lambiet from Gossip Extra talked to Allison’s lawyer Jane Carey about the situation:
In her first interview about the legal battle that Bosh and former live-in galpal Allison Mathis have been waging in three states, Mathis’ lawyer tells me, Orlando resident Mathis was laid off from her gig as a secretary in a construction company and this week applied for federal food assistance.
Mathis is also expecting to see her home go into foreclosure because the child support Bosh is paying doesn’t cover her mortgage!
What’s more, the tall-head’s request to take his and Mathis’ three-year-old daughter to London this summer to watch him play in the Olympics has been denied by an Orlando judge.
Carey talked publicly about the case for the first time today because, she says, she’s tired of the 28-year-old Bosh — who got married last year to Adrienne Bosh and recently celebrated the birth of their son.
For two years, the ball player has been battling Mathis in courts in Orange County (Florida), California and Texas on anything from child support to banning her appearance from VH-1’s Basketball Wives to how much time he spends with the child.
Things, however, have changed since Mathis lost her job.
Believe it or not, says Carey, Bosh pays her a mere $2,600-a-month in child support!
According to state guidelines, someone like Bosh whose yearly salary is in the $18 million-range should be paying about $30,000-a-month. So Carey asked a judge to adjust the child support.
Two thousands dollars a month seems dangerously low for child support from a NBA player who is raking in millions. When will these men understand that if you lay up with a woman and have a child with her then you need to be prepared to pay up to support that child? Nobody is saying he has to split fifty-fifty with a woman he never made a true commitment to, but allowing his daughter to live in the poor house while he is swamped with cash is suspect.
However, Allison seems to believe that Bosh’s child support should cover her lifestyle as well. Since when does child support cover mortgage payments and serve as financial insurance against layoffs? She already tried to sue Bosh for not allowing her to monetize her former relationship with him by being on “Basketball Wives.” Now, she is making headlines for applying for food stamps? Somebody stop this girl.
If Allison can’t afford to take care of her daughter, then she should send her to live with her father. But, considering Bosh had to take Allison to court back in February in order to get “meaningful time” with his daughter, it doesn’t seem that Allison has the best interest of their child at heart anyway. Instead, she’s clearly using her daughter as a pawn for tax-free cash flow. She is getting child support checks every month that put her way above the eligibility line for food stamps, yet because her relationship with Bosh didn’t result in the payday she was hoping for she thinks she is entitled to help from the government? This woman has no shame at all.
There are people in Orlando who truly need food stamps and Allison Mathis just isn’t one of them.
What do you think? Should Allison get food stamps or a child support increase?
Alissa Henry is a freelance writer living in Columbus, OH. Follow her on Twitter @AlissaInPink.
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