Steve Nash, Canadian-born basketball hero and soccer aficionado, doesn't want to pay child support to his ex-wife and mother of his three kids.
A judge ruled in 2010 that Nash didn't need to pay child support but his ex-wife is lobbying for a share in his large salary anyways. According to reports, Alejandra Nash has an income of 30-thousand a month, plus the 5-million that she received in the divorce. Steve says that he doesn't want to give her more money because he is concerned that she will spoil the kids with over-the-top luxuries.
The athlete already pays for many of the kids' expenses. He pays 90% of their school fees, extra-curriculars and medical fees, as well as 80% of the nanny's salary. According to this video, Alejandra signed a pre-nup where she waived her rights to child support and alimony.
This is not the first news of their daddy drama - Nash filed for divorce one day after their third child was born. Recently, Steve was supposedly livid when his ex said she wanted to move to California from Arizona, where the judges are more likely to rule in her favour. Though, Nash said he chose L.A. so he could be closer to his kids.
I don't know the ins and outs of their marriage; whether he is a tightwad or she is a golddigger, or a combination of both. In Canada, the law aims to level the two households so that one parent does not have tremendously more than the other.
Alejandra's argument that Nash should be contributing part of his salary to her household has a grain of truth to it. The problem is that for us normal people, it is hard to imagine needing more money than what she is already getting.
And while I feel for his (supposed) concerns. I think that he is going to have to loosen the purse strings a little or risk losing public support. (Or perhaps he doesn't care about women's support). Most important, his kids may think he is being a cheapskate and distance themselves from him. If he does send child support, he could direct some of the child support to go into trusts for the kids when they are older.
In cases like this, no one ever looks good. My advice would be: be careful who you marry.
Do you think is Nash heading into deadbeat dad territory? Or is he right to withhold money?
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