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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