Is $2,600 Enough Child Support For ONE Kid, Or Is It WAY Too Low?

Chris' New Girl (Pictured Here) And Son Are LIVING IT UP - Should His Baby Mother & Daughter Be Too?

Today, I am going to write a post-style I haven’t written in at least a year, because this situation has actually brought me to this level. Typically, I form an opinion on a given-topic and y’all come in and tell me if you agree or if I’m full of sh*t, but today I want to do something different: I want YOU to argue one side of this debate, because I need to be fully educated with your thoughts and opinions, so I can help and shape MY opinion on this issue. And today’s topic: Is $2,600 too much, too little or a FAIR amount for a woman to receive monthly in child support for one kid?

The reason that I ask is because Chris Bosh’s ex-girlfriend and current mother of his 3 year-old daughter Trinity, has recently filed for food-stamps although she is receiving $2,600 a month in child support from Chris Bosh. This has been a wildly intense debate that has occurred all over the blogosphere [especially in light of the fact that Halle Berry was just ordered to give her ex $20K a month in child support], and it has intensified because of the reality that Chris Bosh is a multi-millionaire who is providing his wife & SON with the “good life” but is not assisting his ex [Allison Mathis] in helping her and Trinity live in anything close to an equally comparable circumstance. I am of TWO minds about this issue, and I need YOUR help in finding the most common sense ideology about this topic.

Mind 1: This B*tch Allison Is STARVING For Attention Because It Doesn’t Take More Than $2,600 To Raise A Child

The fact that she is so publicly applying for food stamps is clearly a ploy to attract attention and pity to herself in an attempt to publicly label Chris as a cheapskate and a dirtbag. The reason she was so happy HERE:

Is due to the fact that she felt like her life would be SET. She managed to fall in love with a superstar ball-player who would take care of her for the rest of her life so she could push a luxury car, live in a mansion, never have to work a day in her life ever again, and even argue court side with Lebron:

She loved the lavish lifestyle and she felt ilke she “DONE CAME UP.”

But then reality hit, Chris left her for another woman, they went to court and she ended up getting $2,600 a month – a sum many women raise an entire family off of as a salary, much less just getting in child support. She wants attention because she ultimately wants to return to the lifestyle she lost – luxury cars, huge mansions and never having to punch a clock again as long as she lives.

Mind #2: Chris Bosh Is A DOUCHE – And She Should Be Getting WAY More Than a Paltry $2,600 A Month

The reality of Halle’s situation is that her total income and net worth played a huge factor in why she has to pay $20K a month to Gabriel, so what LOOPHOLE in the system did Allison fall through that Bosh, who’s worth MILLIONS, only has to pay $2,600 a month? Bosh’s yearly salary hovers around the 18 million mark, so how can the courts [much less himself] even THINK that that small amount is even fair or decent? His new wife probably spends that much in a day of shopping and eating out with her girlfriends.

Is Allison a gold digger? I don’t know enough about their past relationship to decipher that, but I know she didn’t TRAP that man. I also can say that she has been working a 9-5 at a construction company while receiving this child support and raising their daughter, and she’s raising a fuss NOW because she was laid off and that money will NOT support them the way they need to be. And hell, can you REALLY blame her for being mad that her millionaire baby father, who left her at 7-months pregnant, is content with paying $2,600 a month?

But, that’s ultimately the question I would like YOU to help answer for me.

When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog ThisIsYourConscience.com, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.

159 Comments

  1. lincolnanthonyblades

    06/25/2012 at 4:06 AM

    Ladies & Gentlemen, What Do You Think – Should Chris Bosh's Baby Mother Be Getting MUCH More Than $2,600 A Month In Child Support? Or Should She Be Happy With The Amount She's Getting Right Now?

    • ChloeRayne516

      06/25/2012 at 10:46 AM

      Honestly, I do feel that 2600 per month based on his salary is LOOOOOOOOWWWW and I am wondering how in the hell did the court system compute that ish. Where in the hell do they live? and who did she hire as her lawyer?? *scratcheshead*

      But we don't know the whole situation — who knows he may be paying for other things that she fails to mention. *shrug*

      Now with that being said — I don't believe she can even qualify for food stamps if she's getting that amount of money per month, she's looking for a pity party right about now WHEN what she should have been looking for was A RING before A PREGNANCY, trust me if they had have been married she would have gotten waaayyyyy more than what she's getting now..

      • NurseJilly

        06/25/2012 at 11:06 AM

        Took the words right out of my mouth Chloe! I was pissed hearing her in that video saying "we've been trying for so long"…Why the hell weren't you trying to be married?? Dummy!

        • MistaHarsh

          06/25/2012 at 11:15 AM

          Exactly! Reminds me of that topic with Rohan Marley and Lauryn Hill.

          • NurseJilly

            06/25/2012 at 12:03 PM

            Exactly!! Women who continue to make babies with these men with no form of commitment are their own downfall. You want to act like a scallywag then when he leaves your ass be prepared to be treated like said scallywag.You want wife treatment?? Then be a damn wife before you pop out all kinds of kids for goodness sake…(waves fist in anger)

          • Kizzy

            06/25/2012 at 3:47 PM

            How did she act like a scallywag??? By coming together and trying to build a life with him??? She lived with him for two years and he took her to the fertility clinic so stop making it seem like she was saving his used condoms!

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        06/25/2012 at 12:58 PM

        I'm Still Wondering The Same Thing…Her Lawyer Called In To The Tom Joyner Radio Show To CUSS Chris Bosh For Not Giving Her Enough Money, And All I Could Think Was "Isn't That What She Pays YOU For?!"

        • mena

          06/25/2012 at 1:16 PM

          Her lawyer called into a radio show to talk junk about Chris?!? Please tell me everyone here sees the problem with this statement/question. So, her lawyer is looking for a pay day as well. The little girl needs to go and live with her father. Something isn't right about this entire story. It may come out that dude is paying way more money and gives the baby's momma $2600 as an allowance. Lord help this little girl and the way she is being developed as a young child and into a young adult.

          • Kizzy

            06/25/2012 at 3:48 PM

            Yeah what's not right is that he used his celebrity status to screw over the mother of his kids! It's sickening that any woman can defend his horrific actions!!

        • ChloeRayne516

          06/25/2012 at 3:11 PM

          NO BUENO!!!!

      • The_Mad_HATER

        06/25/2012 at 3:07 PM

        if the court says its not low how is that his problem??? he been paying the money regular so he aint no deadbeat dad!!

        • ChloeRayne516

          06/25/2012 at 3:49 PM

          I just don't understand how they got that figure on his salary, unless like I said he is paying for other things upfront for his child.

          • mena

            06/25/2012 at 4:29 PM

            Agreed. There is more to this story.

      • Kizzy

        06/25/2012 at 3:46 PM

        Um they were building a life together and Chris wanted this baby so bad he took her to fertility treatments! Clearly he promised her a ring and then left her ass high and dry while she was pregnant like the ass he is

  2. Jamaal

    06/25/2012 at 6:11 AM

    While I think Nas’ and Halle’s settlements are way over the top, Bosh’s is definitely too low. The figure should be proportionate IMO and the ex didn’t come back for more until she needed it (laid off) so she’s fully justified. If Bosh had any graciousness, he’d have volunteered to set it up for his own seed.

    • MistaHarsh

      06/25/2012 at 11:05 AM

      if bosh is rich and he has temp custody instead of ordering to give more money the best thing would be to give full custody since he's rich he can provide for his daughter until and it also allows the mother to get back on her feet maybe even go to school. But I guess its more acceptable for the father to give up custody of the child than the mother giving up custody even if its temporary. smh at the double standard.

    • The_Mad_HATER

      06/25/2012 at 3:08 PM

      bruh hes paying the amount he was ordered too! so now its a mans job to go above and beyond the court too??

      • Kizzy

        06/25/2012 at 3:49 PM

        Being a good father who cares about how his daughter is raised would not need the courts to tell him how to be fair and equitable to his child!

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 3:48 PM

      EXACTLY!

  3. kash

    06/25/2012 at 7:03 AM

    It should be mandatory for parents who are not together, to live as close to each other as possible. As well it should be mandatory for the child(ren) to spend equal time with both parents. That way nobody has to pay child support. If there is a difference in lifestyles it would be good for the child to see hard work and a little struggle. I think that would benefit a child more than a child watching a parent living off of someone else. The system we have kind of works but it only cares about the financial part of the problem. For example, what stood out for me in this whole story is that it seems like homegirl is growing up without her father and probably has little if any contact with her half brother.
    People won't like this law and that's good. After the first thousands suffer people are going to pay attention more to the people they hook up with.

  4. MistaHarsh

    06/25/2012 at 7:52 AM

    when you bring in a judge to force your baby father(were they married?) to pay what he is "required" to pay you and his daughter every month what makes you think he is going to give you anything more? He's followed the law that you brought upon him. On top of that based on his champagne "celebration", Chris doesn't strike me as a typical dirtbag so I'm sure he would love to keep his daughter permanently but she wont let that happen.

    Why would the lawyer say he wants to take her to London as a photo op? Maybe just maybe taking her to london will help you get your sheit in order and free you up to find a job so you wont have to live on food stamps. But that clarity of thought doesn't come easily when you have lawyers, judges and dollar $igns in your peripheral vision.

    What I don't understand is the woman is CLEARLY stating she can't take care of her daughter or manage money properly so why is the court system allowing her to keep the child in her custody? Also keep in mind Child support is not considered income another loophole for people to misuse govt programs. No one would qualify for food stamps if they earned 2600 monthly. Its all BS across the board.

    • MistaHarsh

      06/25/2012 at 8:02 AM

      Two more points:
      1. in the video the girl kept saying "we've been trying for so long" Why didn't they try for marriage first? Maybe that wasn't her ultimate goal which has something to do with the treatment she's getting.

      2. When determining the amount of child support do the courts consider the payer's overhead?Usually the man lives in a basement apt until he comes up. So if not why should the courts care about the payee's overhead? In other words if she can't feed herself and her child off 2600 she needs to sell that lambo and condo on south beach and manage her overhead and humble her got-damn self!

    • Dar Dar

      06/25/2012 at 8:33 AM

      But Kim wasn't married to Diddy. Look how that played out. I don't know how much she wants or needs to sustain her child's expenses NOW. But what about in the future when she gets older? Will 2,600 be enough to maintain a comparable level of care provided by his multi millionaire father?
      From what I've seen the American judicial system favors the avenue where the wealthier parent helps to provide that sustainability 10,000 20,000 30,000. What happened that she only receives 2,600?

      • MistaHarsh

        06/25/2012 at 10:43 AM

        diddy has nothing to do with this. But you make a good point why does she only get 2600 when others get more? I don't think Nas makes over 18mil a year but he was ordered a lot more than Bosh was. It might have something to do with the conditions of custody. I heard kelis got that amount because Nas travels and can't take care of the child in the same way and kelis also being an entertainer was forced to stay home to provide care for their daughter and lost her entertainment income so Nas had to pay for all of that loss income too.

        • ChloeRayne516

          06/25/2012 at 11:32 AM

          So basically Nas also is paying spousal support (Alimony)

        • The_Mad_HATER

          06/25/2012 at 3:14 PM

          kelis is a lying ass trick!! she stay talking about working and being successful in all her interviews!!

    • The_Mad_HATER

      06/25/2012 at 3:11 PM

      i cant believe women calling bosh a deadbeat when he is paying what he was ordered too!! smh!!

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 3:50 PM

      He left her at 7 months pregnant after begging her to get pregnant….I'm sorry you were saying something about him not being a dirtbag?

      • MistaHarsh

        06/25/2012 at 4:21 PM

        lol.

        He left HER not his child. Whether he left the woman at 7mos or after the birth of the baby there's no "best time" to end a relationship than the present. Unfortunately it ended at 7mos for who knows what reason that's between them.

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 4:25 PM

          Wow…anything to support a fellow man…

          He is no better than Swizz Beats and all these other conniving dogs, but I guess he gets a pass because Allison is really a "gold digger" in your opinion right?

          • MistaHarsh

            06/25/2012 at 5:31 PM

            swizz beats cheated that's totally a different subject. We don't know why Bosh left according to you at 7mos. Its laughable how when a man feels the court ordered payments are too high you women have no sympathy but when a man pays exactly what he's been ordered to you go ham on the father instead of the system who allowed it.

          • Kizzy

            06/25/2012 at 5:42 PM

            Any man with sense knows that the amount is too low!!! What are you talking about??

            Swizz Beats never confirmed he was cheating and neither did Chris Bosh so you don't really know

  5. Dyquen

    06/25/2012 at 8:25 AM

    $2,600 is enough child support if the person recieving it has a job and can pull there half of the financial burden. But if it's being used as the only source of income and the recipient has no desire to work, CAN'T work for any reason, or too salty about the "once-upon-a-time" lifestyle to feel like she needs to work again for a living, then $2,600 is not even close enough.

    • MistaHarsh

      06/25/2012 at 10:53 AM

      there's single income families with 3 kids who survived, never had a need unfulfilled, and THRIVED with less than 2600 a month so cut that nonsense out for her the issue is not whether its enough to manage its about is the amount enough to put a large enough thorn in the man's side for him to be in pain forever.

      Evander Holyfield makes no where near what he used to but he still owes the same amount of money I don't see anyone saying he should pay less because he's about to pay his child support in food stamps.

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 3:51 PM

      Allison just lost her job! Why would any decent man want the mother of his kid to live in squalor?? Obviously if her standard of living is poor, so will his daughters too..

      • MistaHarsh

        06/25/2012 at 4:25 PM

        Terrell Owens lost his job. His baby momas are still going hard on him. What's your response to that – he should've wrapped it up? He should've managed his money better? Don't be one sided with your compassion.

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 5:18 PM

          I'm not being one sided because I believe child support should be appropriately adjusted! I don't think an unemployed man should have to pay out his ass, but I think we can all agree that regardless of what the courts ordered him to pay, he could pay more because he is essentially supporting his child a month on living expenses, with a dollar amount he spends on a regular day with his wife!

  6. AMG

    06/25/2012 at 8:34 AM

    The fact of the matter is the money is for her daughter. Not her. Not to keep her in the lifestyle she is accustomed to, but to take care of her child. What bothers me more is whether or not he's going to spend the time needed with his daughter as she grows… $2600 is enough. He doesn't have to support the ex.

    • mena

      06/25/2012 at 9:15 AM

      Amen.

    • MistaHarsh

      06/25/2012 at 10:57 AM

      He wants to take his daughter to the london olympics but already the lawyer is trying to block it. Its almost like you have to pay to be a father. Like his daughter is in a vending machine with a sign below her that reads: $50k/per month

      • NurseJilly

        06/25/2012 at 11:09 AM

        Agreed. I feel for this poor baby stuck in the middle of this nonsense. She should be happy that he wants to spend time with the little girl. This is why people need to pick better partners to have children with…

        • ChloeRayne516

          06/25/2012 at 11:30 AM

          "This is why people need to pick better partners to have children with…"

          Amen!!!!!!!!

    • lincolnanthonyblades

      06/25/2012 at 1:02 PM

      Remember, The Court Says That Child Support Money Is Also About Allowing That Child To Live A Similar Lifestyle As if Both Parents Still Lived With The Child…$2600 May Be Enough Compared To Any Other Child, But His Daughter Is Not Even Living A Lifestyle Equal To Her Half-Brother

      • Smilez_920

        06/25/2012 at 1:21 PM

        True but, who knows what he provides his daughter with outside of the court ordered 2,600. He may be paying for her schooling and daycare, health insurance, taking her on family trips, making sure clothing and other necessities are handled. She will never quite live the same life style as her half brother unless she goes to live with her father. But at the same token I don’t think Chris Bosh is letting her miss out on anything. I think if the court does order him to pay more child support money, that it should only be for a limited time until the mother gets back on her feet. I think the court should also review the custody agreement so he can have more rights to his daughter (he should be able to take her to London without an issue).

      • cynicaloptmst81

        06/25/2012 at 3:04 PM

        "Remember, The Court Says That Child Support Money Is Also About Allowing That Child To Live A Similar Lifestyle As if Both Parents Still Lived With The Child"

        This is the problem RIGHT.HERE! There is no way to really do that…no way. That child should live it up when she's with him. It's not the wealthier ex-partner's job to pay the ex to keep up with the joneses. It's his job to take care of his child's expenses…period. If that FEMALE would WORK, $2600 is MORE than enough.

        I canNOT with this…I canNOT!

        • mena

          06/25/2012 at 3:16 PM

          Tell 'em why you mad :-)

        • ChloeRayne516

          06/25/2012 at 3:24 PM

          It's not all about him paying the ex to keep up with the joneses, its moreso him paying to maintain stability in that child's life and let's be honest here that kids extracurricular activities/school location/friends,functions, trips, etc, plays a part in that kids well being so why shouldn't the kid have those things whether she/he is with mommy or daddy — especially if that's the lifestyle child was accustomed to when mommy and daddy was together.

          • cynicaloptmst81

            06/25/2012 at 3:36 PM

            That's cool…for her to still do "fancy" things, lol…I ain't have all that, lol.

            But, he can be billed directly…or he can pay them directly.

            These women need to cough up receipts. Or turn the child over to the wealthier parent if they are that concerned about their upbringing and what they are losing out on. I do believe he should be proactive in helping her to find a job though…using connects, etc.

          • ChloeRayne516

            06/25/2012 at 3:44 PM

            But, he can be billed directly…or he can pay them directly

            That's one smart way to go about it, so he can see where his funds are really going, but somehow to me this spells DISTRUST/SHADINESS. I mean you trusted her enough to knock her up but now today you want a paper trail on every penny you give her towards your child..

            Everbody knows that from time to time that child support money will trickle down and benefit the mother to, people need to get their heads out of the sand and quite honestly since mommy is the one who probably does the majority of the car pooling/pta meetings/meal cooking/washing and taking care of child/homework, etc. then………

          • cynicaloptmst81

            06/25/2012 at 3:51 PM

            I don't think it spells distrust at all. I think thats adjusting to your current life…meaning, its not about taking care of you and the child anymore. I simply take care of my child. I think it takes more trust to know the other parent will take care of the bill in a timely fashion…cause I have no control over when they send it.

            Until I get a check for simply being a mother, I don't go for that at all. You don't get a pat on the back for doing what you're supposed to do. I didn't get money for "A's"…cause it was my responsibility to get them…it was expected. And, that's what the $2600 can go towards…gas, food, groceries, etc.

          • ChloeRayne516

            06/25/2012 at 4:06 PM

            *smhl*

            Like you said CYn you are the ex-wife of the year and the total exception to the rule!!

            Betta You than Me Girl!!

            lol

          • cynicaloptmst81

            06/25/2012 at 4:16 PM

            LOL! Its a personality thing too…for me. I don't WANT that man taking care of me. It's bad enough we share kids! I don't want to owe you anything…explanations…nothing. I just want out. I'll take care of me…you take care of them! I left the house and moved into the apartment (rent was cheaper…WINNING, lol). Did my oldest feel it a bit? Sure! He knew I downsized, lol. I told him to get over it, LOL…that when he grew up and could support himself, he could buy/do whatever he wanted. I'm making more now so his perks and living quarters in my new apt is on par with what he's accustomed to. But, I WORKED to give him that. I wanted a better life for me/us…so I earned it. It was NOT his father's responsiblity to make that happen for me.

          • MistaHarsh

            06/25/2012 at 4:34 PM

            you should be speaking at seminars.

          • J. Crawford

            06/26/2012 at 8:32 AM

            I get that part- but his daughter Wasn't Even Born when Chris left!!! And I'm Sorry, but there are kids who Aren't doing Extracrricular Activitites BECAUSE Some Parents can't Afford it. All Families and Kids' lifestyles ARE NOT Equal or the Same.

            Putting Hypotheticals or "Coulda Woulda Shouldas" around this is BS. Like MistaHarsh said upthread, Chris left Allison, not his Daughter, and to Criticize Bosh for Paying what is Court Ordered BY THE TEETH of the order makes Women who Get Child Support Greedy and enforces the Nagging and Conniving stereotype

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 4:13 PM

          How exactly is wanting to be financial stable "keeping up with the joneses?" That makes no sense…

          • cynicaloptmst81

            06/25/2012 at 4:21 PM

            What makes plenty sense is that taking care of a child's NEEDS costs way less than $2600 a month. Its her responsibility to become financially stable. if she can't afford custody of her child, the child should live with Chris…until she gets back on her feet…happens all the time all over the world.

          • Kizzy

            06/25/2012 at 4:29 PM

            So you think it's OK for a daughter to be ripped from her mother because the mother is not getting adequate assistance from her childs father??

            That's one of the worst things I ever heard! Allison is not barking about balling out she is demanding to be treated fairly!

          • mena

            06/25/2012 at 4:34 PM

            Ripped? No one is talking about ripping. What people on here are saying is that until she gets back on her feet, it may be a good idea to go and live with her father. Are you one of those people who feel like a father can't do as great of a job raising his kid as the mother could?

          • cynicaloptmst81

            06/25/2012 at 4:41 PM

            Thanks, Mena! Now I don't have to say nuthin, LOL…

            The worst thing you've ever heard is that a child has to live with their father for a period of time? Really? Oh.

            Apparently, the mother is saying she can't afford to care for the child. So, the child should live where her financial needs can be met.

          • Kizzy

            06/25/2012 at 5:19 PM

            We all know that the 2600 dollars is a horrifically low number, and if she was getting what she should be, her daughter can stay with her!

          • Vicky

            06/27/2012 at 9:30 AM

            How is $2600 "horrifically low"??? Many single women raising a family do not even make that a month!!! Let alone an "added bonus" for your child alone!

      • MistaHarsh

        06/25/2012 at 4:31 PM

        if the daughter was getting the 2600 put in her bank account I assure you she'd be making out better than her half brother.

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 5:41 PM

          What does that even mean?

          • Vicky

            06/27/2012 at 9:31 AM

            If her mother put $2600 in a bank account for the daughter, she will grow up and be in a better position than her half brother

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 3:54 PM

      The money is for both of them! How the hell do you expect that the mother can live in squalor and the child will still be taken care of??? Allison is raising the child by herself, so sorry if she needs to eat too when she feeds her daughter and sorry if she needs to be able to buy clothes for herself too so she is not walking around tore up!

      • mena

        06/25/2012 at 4:24 PM

        Sorry Kizzy. I can't get on board with what you are saying. For the simple fact in how this woman is handling the situation (by putting her baby daddy on blast instead of taking him to court quietly) and parading the fact that she has to get food stamps b/c she lost her job. Go somewhere with that. No one is feeling sympathy for you. Take him to court if you want more money and let the legal system decide what is best but don't sit here and go HAM on dude for not providing for you. People need to get off of "i gave you a child so you will support me and our child." We had a child? Cool. I will support my kid and no one else. She better hope he doesn't pull a D. Wade on her and claim full custody of his child and then make her pay child support. This is ridiculous. And it gives a horrible name to those single parents that are doing what needs to be done.

        Again, never sleep with someone who has nothing to lose. Your life will be h3ll for a full 18 years b/c you gave in to a few seconds of pleasure.

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 4:33 PM

          What you are saying is typical nonsense!

          She has been supporting this child on her own for 3 years without making a fuss in the media or drawing any attention to herself! She gets 2600 a month in child support and we are only finding out about that now! She's done her job of being a good supporter of her child and keeping quiet in the media!

          Now she has lost her job and thought that Chris would step up to the plate like a real man and help take care of his family! This negro and his teammates bought over $100,000 in champagne last week at some nightclub after winning the title, a lot of which he probably paid for, but he doesn't want to kick in some money to make sure his childs house is in order?

          He's pathetic and anyone who defends his actions is equally pathetic!

          • mena

            06/25/2012 at 5:08 PM

            Then call me pathetic. I really think you are taking this too seriously btw.

          • Vicky

            06/27/2012 at 9:37 AM

            Kizzy, they were not married and she is NOT entitled to any alimony. Court ordered child support and child support alone so don't be saying "Chris would step up to the plate and be a real man" as he is paying the $ monthly. It's unfortunate that she got laid off. Maybe she was content with the money until she lost her job which then in a sense she should be going back to the courts and have them re-evaluate the child support amount and not this BS.

      • Smilez_920

        06/25/2012 at 4:51 PM

        The money is for her daughter not her. If she wants to eat she needs to get a job. If she wants clothes she needs to buy them with her own money. All he is responsible for is the child. Now if he offers her the option to take care of" his child" in his home while she gets on her feet, what is wrong with that. Or if the court grants a temporary CHILD support increase until she gets back on her feet. Plus isn’t she guilty of ripping Chris's child away from him by not letting him take her to London for vacation.

        • NurseJilly

          06/26/2012 at 9:17 AM

          "Plus isn’t she guilty of ripping Chris's child away from him by not letting him take her to London for vacation."

          Exactly what I was thinking.

  7. mena

    06/25/2012 at 9:29 AM

    This may sound harsh BUT never sleep with someone who has nothing to lose. These athletes and actors/actresses (sh!t, regular folks) need to understand this. People will get you caught and not even think twice about it. Now you are stuck with a child simply b/c you didn't wrap it up. Sex is awesome but having to provide for a child that you didn't want must really suck.

    I would love to be able to debate both sides of this argument but AMG said it best: child support is for the child, not the parent. Alimony is for the parent and seeing how they weren't married, sucks to be her. I don't feel that anyone, whether you are a millionaire or billionaire should be paying 10K a month in child support. That's ridiculous. When it gets to that point, you are providing for the child AND the parent's lifestyle. Honestly, a lot of people view child support as a payout. Don't get me wrong, there are many women and men that use the child support to provide a great lifestyle for their kid (college fund, school and trip expenses, etc) but there are others who just look at the kid as a bank account and that is truly sad.

    In this case, if chick needs to be on welfare then the little girl should go and live with her father until the mother can provide for her daughter reasonably. A real mother would find a way to make the money work and would leave her ego at the door and speak with the father about possibly helping her out until she can get back on her feet. Bosh should offer to help in anyway that he can but i wouldn't speak to her unless my lawyers were in the room.

    • ChloeRayne516

      06/25/2012 at 10:49 AM

      "This may sound harsh BUT never sleep with someone who has nothing to lose"

      Chuuuuch!!!!!!

    • ChloeRayne516

      06/25/2012 at 10:59 AM

      "I don't feel that anyone, whether you are a millionaire or billionaire should be paying 10K a month in child support. That's ridiculous. When it gets to that point, you are providing for the child AND the parent's lifestyle. "

      Not Necessarily, because usually when it get to this point that child lives an extraordinary lifestyle. dance/acting lessons/horseback riding/tutors/ vacations/boarding school/ski trips, etc. the whole nine!! so 10k a month OR MORE based on a millionaire or billionaires salary is justifiable because the childs lifestyle should not have to change due to the ending of parent's relationship. This is why I am strongly against putting the cart before the horse (baby before the ring), especially in cases like these.

      Do ya'll think if Chris Bosh's new WIFE (she is not his GF) and him were to break up she would walk away with only 2600 per month in child support?? HEll. No!! Prenup or not he is going to have to break her off something lovely because… She is now Mrs. Chris Bosh not Chris Bosh's Baby Momma — BIG DIFFERENCE PEOPLE..

      • mena

        06/25/2012 at 11:00 AM

        And the difference is that she was his wife and not his jump off. I do see your point though.

        • MistaHarsh

          06/25/2012 at 11:19 AM

          Its not fair to reduce her to jump off. Clearly they were BOTH happy for the pregnancy and had been in a relationship.

          • ChloeRayne516

            06/25/2012 at 11:25 AM

            Agreed.

            They were from what I see it appears to be a Once Happy Loving Relationship at one time — She does not fall under JO category

          • mena

            06/25/2012 at 11:46 AM

            True but regardless, there is a difference b/w your wife and your girlfriend, jumpoff, ho, etc. If you married this woman or man then they became accustomed to a lifestyle as your wife/husband. You are obligated to provide a certain lifestyle and comfort as husband and wife. You aren't obligated to your girlfriend/boyfriend for anything. Those people come and go. There is a huge difference b/w the person you marry to carry your name and the person that was your girl, jumpoff, etc.

      • Smilez_920

        06/25/2012 at 11:41 AM

        'Not Necessarily, because usually when it get to this point that child lives an extraordinary lifestyle. dance/acting lessons/horseback riding/tutors/ vacations/boarding school/ski trips, etc. the whole nine!! so 10k a month OR MORE based on a millionaire or billionaires salary is justifiable because the childs lifestyle should not have to change due to the ending of parent's relationship.'

        Yes and no… Some woman might use the whole 10k to take care of the child’s needs, but in most cases that money is going in their pocket for new Gucci, red bottoms, and other name brand items. But I do agree that a man has to take into consideration that if the child is living with the mother, that he should make sure their living arrangement is adequate. She shouldn’t be living in the projects with your child and you live in a million dollar mansion.

      • mena

        06/25/2012 at 11:59 AM

        Again, i see your point but you are missing something: even if you lived with dude and he provided a lifestyle for you and you got pregnant, without that ring, he doesn't owe you anything but to provide for his child. Providing for a child is making sure they have the necessities with some of their wants sprinkled in. 10K or more is just ridiculous. Shoot, anything over 5K is too much. I honestly feel that if you are receiving over a certain amount in child support, you must show the court EXACTLY where that money is going. You need to have a breakdown of the funds and that child should have a serious savings account by the time they are 18 yrs old. In fact, it should be mandatory that a certain percentage goes into a savings account. I wonder how many kids turn 18, parent has been receiving child support for years, and the kid barely has enough money in an account for books for college.

        I am tired of people using their children as a pawn to 1) get a person caught so that they can have the lifestyle they never had, 2) put the kid against the other parent so that they never have a relationship.

        This chick is nothing more than a jumpoff that was never wife material to begin with. You are parading around that you are on welfare?!? Get out of here with that nonsense. No sympathy whatsoever. Hand over your child until you get back on your feet. What example is she setting for her daughter?

        • Kema

          06/25/2012 at 12:35 PM

          "Providing for a child is making sure they have the necessities with some of their wants sprinkled in. 10K or more is just ridiculous."

          I disagree… Child support is not just for basic care + a few wants. The purpose of child support is to give the child the same type of lifestyle it would have if the parents had stayed together. This is why some have to pay 10K. Thats what they would spend if they were still with their ex.

          • mena

            06/25/2012 at 12:46 PM

            So if someone makes 20 million but his family lives the life as if they only brought home 100K (drive civics, kids go to public school, family shops at Target) then would that person need to give their kid 10K a month in child support even though that's not how much that person would spend on the kid if the kid lived with them?

            Child support isn't about sending the kid to private school in Gucci clothes and Chanel bags and let's be honest here and i mean real honest, the money goes to the lifestyle of the parent not so much the child.

            Again, this is why i feel that if you are receiving a certain amount of money for child support, you must show the courts either every month or quarter that the majority of the money is going to the child. AND it should be mandatory that a certain amount is placed into an account that you, the parent, can never touch.

            These kids are being used as bank accounts. They should be termed bank account babies.

          • kema

            06/25/2012 at 2:15 PM

            Again, I am just talking about the purpose of child support. A lot of people think its just to feed and clothe the child when that is just not true. Its all about keeping the child in the same standard of living he/she would have if the parents were together. Of course with any rule or law there will be those that violate. I am sure there are more mothers using that $ correctly than those violating every thing child support stands for.

          • mena

            06/25/2012 at 2:37 PM

            "I am sure there are more mothers using that $ correctly than those violating every thing child support stands for." Absolutely but it only takes a few bad apples to ruin the entire bunch. Sad really.

          • ChloeRayne516

            06/25/2012 at 3:08 PM

            Exactly Kema!!!

            The child's lifestyle is not supposed to change just because mommy and daddy no longer can get along and live together. Point. Blank.Period

          • cynicaloptmst81

            06/25/2012 at 3:46 PM

            I don't agree with this. Life is not the same. So things will change.

            If both or one parent loses their job, does the gov't step in to make sure the kids in that fam "maintain a lifestyle for the kids emotional health"? Nope. Doesn't happen. You have to readjust to what's happening now! And its tough on older kids…but she's still little. And, if the Momma is THAT worried about the little girls well-being and lifestyle, she needs to send the little girl to live with her father.

        • ChloeRayne516

          06/25/2012 at 3:55 PM

          "Providing for a child is making sure they have the necessities with some of their wants sprinkled in. 10K or more is just ridiculous"

          But here's the thing 10K actually IS NOT excessive if your a multi millionare or billionaire because people like that DON''T live like us.. I think people are projecting– using normal everyday peoples incomes and factors into this situation but remember we ain't talking about the average Joe or Jane we are talking about Chris "millionaire caking" Bosh and the like. BIG DIFFERENCE.

          • mena

            06/25/2012 at 4:14 PM

            However :-)

            Chick isn't a millionaire. She is just like the rest of us. Point. Blank. Period. :-)

      • NurseJilly

        06/25/2012 at 12:05 PM

        "This is why I am strongly against putting the cart before the horse."

        Tell them again Chloe!!

    • NurseJilly

      06/25/2012 at 11:10 AM

      Standing ovation!!!!

    • cynicaloptmst81

      06/25/2012 at 3:08 PM

      "In this case, if chick needs to be on welfare then the little girl should go and live with her father until the mother can provide for her daughter reasonably."

      YES! YES! YES!

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 4:14 PM

      Who administers the care to the child? The parent…

      Stop acting like Trinity is a grown teenager who can take the money and spend it as she pleases!

      • mena

        06/25/2012 at 4:16 PM

        She can take the money and spend it as she pleases unless the courts ask her to provide receipts. Am i missing something? And the fact that she is getting on welfare and her lawyer is singing it to high heaven to get this all over the media goes to show you that she isn't acting like an adult but a bratty behind child.

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 4:35 PM

          Stop. The. Madness.

          Her lawyer is rightfully "singing it to the high heaven" because not one person in this post thought that she was only getting 2600 in child support until the lawyer made a stink of it!!

          For three years she has been suffering in silence and now after losing her job, she is right to let everyone know how much of a cheapskate Bosh is!

  8. Smilez_920

    06/25/2012 at 9:49 AM

    The thing is that if the mother of your child is struggling then subsequently so is your child, even if you pay child support. Chris doesn’t come off to me as some dirt bag that wouldn’t provide for his child other than what the court forces him too. Plus we don’t know what other expense he might pay for, i.e.: daycare, school etc.

    In this situation I think the court should give him temporary full custody of the child or at least let the child be under his and his wife’s care until the child’s mother finds a job and sufficient place to live.

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 4:18 PM

      I agree with your first paragraph but no way do I think she should have to give up custody!!!

      • Smilez_920

        06/25/2012 at 4:56 PM

        She doesn’t have to give it up forever/ she can have joint custody, just until she gets on her feet and can provide a stable home for her child. If she loves her child so much she would do it with no issue.

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 5:39 PM

          She will never get her daughter back once she loses her.

          • Smilez_920

            06/25/2012 at 6:59 PM

            But it's ok for her to mess with his custody rights because she wants more money, but he can't keep " his child" to provided her with a good home until her mother gets it togther. If they have joint custody it should be an issue.

        • NurseJilly

          06/26/2012 at 9:22 AM

          I agree. If caring for her daughter is her priority then letting her stay with her dad till she gets on her feet would be the logical choice. Her motivation is clearly money.

  9. alexxussknight

    06/25/2012 at 10:03 AM

    I have to csign what others have said 2600$ if more than enough to support you and your child if you are working, hell she could only be working part time and still support her child. I do see where the system has failed her too, because he does make a large amount of money.
    If she is struggling like she says I agree Bosh should help because at the end of the day she is raising his daughter.

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 4:18 PM

      She lost her job so Bosh should be a real man and help the mother of his daughter out

  10. charlie sweet

    06/25/2012 at 11:20 AM

    I think that judgements based on an individuals income are more than appropriate. The fact of the matter is, if she and Bosh had maintained their relationship and raised that child together they would not be living off of $2600 a month.

    Is it true that many families manage to raise more than one child comfortably on that income? YES. Is it true that Allison is an extravagant gold digger who sought to get pregnant only for material gain? PROBABLY. But in spite of these factors, let's not forget that there's one person who had nothing to do with this B.S.: THE CHILD. No matter how conniving, materialistic, and irresponsible the mother MAY BE, we have to remember that whatever is done to her directly affects that baby's quality of life. Any man who allows his child and his/her mother to live on food stamps while he rakes in $18 million a year is a DOUCHE BAG. Straight up.

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 4:21 PM

      How is she probably a gold digger???? She was working for a construction company! SMH!

  11. Paul B.

    06/25/2012 at 11:29 AM

    This is about supporting the child, and only the child. It looks really arrogant to say,"You need to take care of me because I take care of our child, even though I presently can't afford to adequately contribute to such myself. If I did the sensible thing and surrendered custody to you, I really would lose out because there would no reason for you to give me money, so instead I'll act like this. I'd rather parade my child around as going through lack because you won't let me pimp you." Wow…this is who some of you are defending?

    • MistaHarsh

      06/25/2012 at 12:05 PM

      "If I did the sensible thing and surrendered custody to you, I really would lose out because there would no reason for you to give me money, so instead I'll act like this."

      This. Is. Sparta!

      This is exactly what it boils down to, thank you.

    • cynicaloptmst81

      06/25/2012 at 3:10 PM

      "It looks really arrogant to say,"You need to take care of me because I take care of our child, even though I presently can't afford to adequately contribute to such myself. If I did the sensible thing and surrendered custody to you, I really would lose out because there would no reason for you to give me money, so instead I'll act like this. I'd rather parade my child around as going through lack because you won't let me pimp you.""

      YES! YES! YES!

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 4:21 PM

      SMH! So the mother of his child deserves to live in squalor?! Oh Ok that's mature

      • cynicaloptmst81

        06/25/2012 at 4:55 PM

        She'll collect unemployment, have her severance pay, and keep maintaining like the rest of us responsible people who go through this. She will not need to live in a squalor…and just cause she applied for food stamps, doesn't mean she qualifies (not with unemployment, severance pay, and child support, she shouldn't). Again, if she can't care for the child financially, then the child should live with the parent who can…who in this case is the father…at least until she gets back on her feet.

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 5:24 PM

          Explain to me how she ever gets her daughter back in that situation? She will always be a common class worker while her husband is a superstar, multimillionaire professional athlete…if you think she will easily get the child back you are not being realistic!

  12. Charlie Sweet

    06/25/2012 at 11:45 AM

    @ Paul B: This isn’t about defending anyone… besides the child, that is. Allison may be just as worthless and opportunistic as we make her out to be. Speculation aside, it was Bosh’s decision to have unprotected sex with her unemployed behind. now that she has borne HIS child it’s his responsibilty to see to it that they are both taken care of. When it comes to procreation, there is no horse without the cart. You take both or you wrap it the hell up. Period.

    • MistaHarsh

      06/25/2012 at 12:12 PM

      If he has a career ending injury and things go south to the point where he needs food stamps. Is it the mother's responsibility to make sure that the father is taken care of too? I mean it was her who ALSO decided to have unprotected sex with his "basketball is all I know how to do" behind. When it comes to procreation, there is no horse without the cart, ladies. You take both or you make him wrap it the hell up. Period.

      • charlie sweet

        06/25/2012 at 12:23 PM

        I think that's a bit of a false analogy. Chris Bosh is not the primary caregiver of this child. sunday to Monday, while he's on the road it is presumably Allison that is picking up the slack; she's a single parent. If Chris were to get injured and lose his career what would that have to do with the baby mother? She was not bringing in anything close to 18 million a year when he got with her and its unlikely that she'll be making that kind of coin in the future.

        BTW, my horse and cart comment was directed at both sexes, not just men.

        • Paul B.

          06/25/2012 at 12:30 PM

          Then why doesn't she give up custody of the child until she gets back on her feet? Child support is not to maintain a Lamborghini, LV, Gucci, and a mansion FOR the mother. Bosh is responsible for providing for his child, not a suppposedly grown indepedent woman.

          • Paul B.

            06/25/2012 at 12:30 PM

            independent

      • kema

        06/25/2012 at 12:38 PM

        Actually I think if she worked and made more money it would be up to her to help him out. Well thats if he had custody of the child

        • MistaHarsh

          06/25/2012 at 1:14 PM

          What's up Kema, been awhile still looking sweeet

          • kema

            06/25/2012 at 4:07 PM

            *waves* Hey!!!

  13. lincolnanthonyblades

    06/25/2012 at 1:04 PM

    Here's My Question: Who Is Paying The Medical Bills For This Young Girl? I'm Not American, But I Know A Little About How Your Health Care System Works And I Know Young Children Need To Go Back And Forth To The Doctor A LOT At A Young Age..

    Shit, More Than Half Of That 2600 Could Go To Some Medical Bills In One Month The Way Your Country Works..

    • cynicaloptmst81

      06/25/2012 at 3:14 PM

      A family plan from my job is about $130 bi-weekly…$260 a month. Which takes me back to $2600 being more than enough to raise a child of 2 two parents with jobs! And I'm SURE if she called him to pay for a class, tuition, etc. outside of the support, he would. He's just not trying to cut her a blank check…WHICH HE SHOULDN'T! If she's worried about the type life the little girl should have, she should let the little girl live with HIM!

      Ooh, this grinds my gears! LOL…

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        06/25/2012 at 3:20 PM

        Please Correct Me If I'm Wrong (Because I'm Not American And Not Fully Knowledgeable About Your Health Care System)

        But Now That She's Lost Her Job, If She Was Not Given A Severance Package, She Has 3-Months To Apply For Cobra As Her Plus A Dependent, Correct? Couldn't That Cost Her Up To $1,500 A Month Just To Keep That Coverage in Tact? I Know That Cobra Coverage Can Get Pricey.

        • cynicaloptmst81

          06/25/2012 at 3:31 PM

          If she's not working, she can get state health insurance.

          OR…she can go back to court stating the current situation and have Chris carry the child on his insurance. My homeboy's now ex-wife had his kids on state insurance. During their divorce proceedings, the judge ordered him to carry them since he has a job.

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            06/25/2012 at 3:36 PM

            I'm Guessing/Hoping That's Part Of Why She's Taking Him To Court Now For The Readjustment

    • ChloeRayne516

      06/25/2012 at 3:15 PM

      Well I would have assumed either one of her parents have medical coverage for her — the mother would have if she was still employed (i'm hoping) if not then doesn't the NBA have some form of healthcare plan for their athletes and family members? IF not, then YES that money can go quick if she's needs medical attention plus meds on a regular bases monthly.

      • lincolnanthonyblades

        06/25/2012 at 3:22 PM

        Well The Reason This Whole Food Stamps Issue Is Coming Up Is Because Allison Was Laid Off From Her Job And Most Likely Losing Her Coverage. NBA Players Do Have Medical Coverage But I Wonder What The Stipulations Are Behind Adding Dependents. Doesn't There Need To Be A Life Event Or Open Enrollment For That To Happen?

        • cynicaloptmst81

          06/25/2012 at 3:32 PM

          Mom losing a job/uncovered child/court order would be considered a life event…

          • lincolnanthonyblades

            06/25/2012 at 3:35 PM

            Ahhh That Makes A Lot Of Sense…I Didn't Know How That Would Work On Someone ELSE'S Insurance, Because I Know It's A Life Event For Her..

  14. MistaHarsh

    06/25/2012 at 1:12 PM

    I find it funny that everyone is going in on Chris Bosh. Has he failed to pay the court ordered child support? Has he not been there for his child? He has done everything he was "ordered" to do by the court of law, and I'm sure more. Why aren't any of you attacking the shady court systems? If you saw the light maybe then you will understand what we men have been saying for a long time.

    • Adonis

      06/25/2012 at 10:52 PM

      Women can only see the ills of society when they are suffering….

  15. Kizzy

    06/25/2012 at 4:23 PM

    Some of your comments are so disgusting…there are a lot of women who are acting very judgmental and trying to make Allison out to be the villain…makes me absolutely sick to my stomach

    • mena

      06/25/2012 at 4:26 PM

      You'll be ok. It isn't that serious. These are our opinions. No one on this site knows the full story so we are all just going off of speculation. But, there is a problem in the child support system where instead of supporting for the child, you are supporting the parent as well.

      • Kizzy

        06/25/2012 at 5:21 PM

        What makes me sick is how some of you are so quick to judge the mother of his child and make her out to be a gold digging whore…this is the kind of world I have to raise my daughter in? It's a truly sad day…

        • MistaHarsh

          06/25/2012 at 5:38 PM

          "gold digging whore."

          out of the 100+ responses I think you're the only one who used those words to describe the mother.

          • Kizzy

            06/25/2012 at 7:06 PM

            Oh I'm sorry, I meant gold-digging scallywag

        • cynicaloptmst81

          06/25/2012 at 5:40 PM

          And you're quick to defend…and treat him like he's wronged her although he's been obeying the order of the court. Something changes…go back to court and have the adjustment made…don't turn it into a media circus…which helps no one.

          And as a reply to your other comment, life isn't always fair. When you're raising children in a broken home, no one wins. She shouldn't compare herself in that way to the father though. Her daughter will love her and want to spend time with her regardless of her income…if they raise her right. At that age, if the daughter wants something specific from her father, she can ask for it although she's back in her mothers house…which means, she'll still have more/access to more than the average child.

          • Kizzy

            06/25/2012 at 7:08 PM

            So what is a fair solution in your mind??

          • Vicky

            06/26/2012 at 1:26 PM

            The fair solution must come from Bosh and his ex as to what is appropriate for their child. It's not for us to say

  16. MistaHarsh

    06/25/2012 at 4:23 PM

    if she does need care then I hope the court system took that into account. You're anger is DISPLACED. Don't blame Chris blame the courts.

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 4:26 PM

      Or I could blame both and that's what I'm doing! Chris could chip in more money to make sure his child is doing well, but if his daughter is no more important that a parking ticket I can see why he would only do what's ordered..

      • MistaHarsh

        06/25/2012 at 5:33 PM

        he might be paying more off the books than what is ordered. All the story says is lost job, food stamps, 2600, 18 mill/per year = rasshole father

        • Adonis

          06/25/2012 at 6:45 PM

          Great Thread Mistaharsh… You cannot talk to women MOTT

        • Kizzy

          06/25/2012 at 7:04 PM

          I will agree that we need to wait until some more details come out, but he better be paying some more…

  17. MistaHarsh

    06/25/2012 at 4:29 PM

    so deny your child the experience of her father playing in the Olympics that just happens every six years while the mother can use that free to fix her resume and apply for a job instead of spending her free time fixing her lawyer's resume and applying for food stamps.

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 5:40 PM

      Have you been through child support judgements? All of that matters and this photo op could be used against her in the court of law eventually..

  18. Adonis

    06/25/2012 at 6:58 PM

    $2,600 is more than enough, and Kizzy is out of pocket… Defending #TeamWoman to the DEATH. LOL

    • Kizzy

      06/25/2012 at 9:58 PM

      I'm defending what's right, man or woman..

      • Adonis

        06/25/2012 at 10:51 PM

        @kizzy Bosh needs full custody… Obviously he is better equipped to take care of his daughter than her mother is…

        If we are talking about the best interest of the child, right…? If you want your child to live a upscale lifestyle… right…?

        And it would free u responsibility of the mom, and she can focus on her financial situation… Maybe snag another baller…

        • NurseJilly

          06/26/2012 at 9:29 AM

          LMAO @ Maybe snag another baller…

        • Vicky

          06/26/2012 at 9:36 AM

          That's a tough call Adonis. I see your point and to an extent I will agree (providing what's best for the child), but a mother giving up her child is not something that most women will do unless she's a completely selfish douche bag who pons her child off and enjoys her new found single life/freedom (as mentioned in your last line)

          Who is to say that he is a better parent? He has the money, we can all agree to that, but money isn't everything (although it helps)

          Women are not like men, WE carry the child for 9 months, WE push it out and WE have a bond/attachment that NO one will EVER come between because WE are not like men who can walk away from the child (don't even start cause you know there are men out there who haven't even met their offspring).

          • Adonis

            06/26/2012 at 3:54 PM

            @Vicky, Take the deadbeat dad argument out… Assuming you are under American laws… the courts favor mothers over fathers… So, until that changes, i give dads the benefit of the doubt… If fathers got custody at a 85% clip… & children ere suffering… I would be all over deadbeat dads, all day & twice on Sunday…

            The reason why she would not allow Chris Bosh to be the primary caregiver, because of there is MONEY at stake… And in her case, we are talking ten thousand or better…

            And pulling a biological trump is weak… As if men are not worse off when denied access to their children… (See: Janks Morton – Guilty Until Proven Innocent)…

            But are you implying that it is better for MEN to go through the stress of being denied access to their children than WOMEN? Shrugs

            Who is to say that he is a better parent? He has the money, we can all agree to that, but money isn't everything (although it helps)

          • Adonis

            06/26/2012 at 3:55 PM

            I respectfully disagree… Money is a big reason why Bosh is more capable, keep in mind, this woman can even hold on to the job she has… Money gives you material resources to survive.

            Women are not like men, WE carry the child for 9 months, WE push it out and WE have a bond/attachment that NO one will EVER come between because WE are not like men who can walk away from the child (don't even start cause you know there are men out there who haven't even met their offspring).

            I know deadbeats & fathers who have not seen their offspring exist… How many, is a big debate… If they were Husband & Wife… I would bash the father in question all day… Because the woman secured the committment and though he would be there forever… That is not the case here… Chris & Allisons having kids for marital committment are norm.

            Fathers who want to be providers & protectors are just as devastated when they are removed from a position to do so… A mother's love for her offspring is not that exclusive

          • Vicky

            06/26/2012 at 4:44 PM

            I know you wrote a lot but I'm just about done work here (FINALLY!) but I will have to say this before I leave……

            You have very valid points, I cannot argue with that however I'm still not convinced on the full custody.

            That is one possibility of many as to why she will not let him take full custody. I wouldn't give up my child if her father was a ball player if there is no reason for the system to give my ex full custody….ie, unfit mother. If I am raising my child with the measly (sarcasm) $2600/mth, providing food, clothing, all the necessities, there is NO way I'm letting her go without a fight….I would be the type to forgo the child support just to have my child with me. We may not be rich or sporting the name brands that her half brother or sister are sporting, but I'm humble and enjoy the simple life. Women will not let go of their child that easy especially those who are bitter but there are most out there who cannot fathom the thought of giving up their custody.

            "But are you implying that it is better for MEN to go through the stress of being denied access to their children than WOMEN? Shrugs "

            I was not implying that at all! Men and women deal with their stresses differently. I do not believe that any child should be estranged with any parent unless their parent are deemed as unfit. If I know my ex is an addict, no, my child does not need to be around that. If my ex is an abuser, hell no will my child be around them. All the same applies for mothers as well. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

          • HerCommonSense

            06/26/2012 at 5:08 PM

            Vicky you are on a roll! Keep spitting the truth

          • Paul B.

            06/27/2012 at 1:47 AM

            Here's the thing: if her ability to provide is solely based around what Bosh gives her, then really isn't that a problem? I didn't think Bosh is supposed to be her unemployment backup. Who's to say she would ever go back to working if Bosh did support her like that?

          • Vicky

            06/27/2012 at 9:15 AM

            Paul, I never implied any of that. I don't believe that Bosh should be providing anything for her other than the money for their daughter.

            She got laid off that's on her to get back into the work force and make her own money to support herself and the other half of what her child needs. Women may use a portion of their child support to pay their rent and what not, but I don't see a problem with that given that the child needs a roof over their head especially given that she is laid off. Before anyone jumps down my throat for that, this by NO way means that she should be doing it every month, she's still getting $2600 to ensure that her daughter has whatever she needs not to go out and buy new Jimmy Choo's (Don't even get me started on women who do that….lazy m*therf*ckers)

  19. karma

    06/26/2012 at 4:47 AM

    wow he really is something… she shouldn't even had to take him to court in the first place.. i think he should give a minimum 10-20, 000 monthly for his daughter out of the goodness of his heart.. she is his blood after-all.. I think it's probably a personal vendetta against his ex

    • Vicky

      06/26/2012 at 9:24 AM

      I think she took him to court hoping to get more out of it than she did. Maybe the judge caught wind of that and ordered $2600/month.

      I do not agree that he is only paying $2600 given his salary in 08-09 was about $14M however, it doesn't take $2600/month to raise ONE 3 year old.

  20. HerCommonSense

    06/26/2012 at 5:06 PM

    I think the big question here is why is she receiving an amount so low, knowing that child support is suppose to be based off his income? Until that is settled, it doesn't really matter what we all think.

  21. AMG

    06/28/2012 at 9:29 AM

    It's true that it is completely messed up that the percentage is low considering how much he makes. In all realness, losing her job would mean that she's on ei – getting like half that a month, or welfare – which means getting even less, so on her own she ain't making close to what he's giving. My baby father passed when my child was very young. In this country, if the parent was not working straight without stopping for seven years prior to passing, the child is not entitled to what they deem the orphan's benefit. So, my child gets nothing bc her daddy didn't work for six months out of that period. I take care of her on my own 24/7. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. We don't know what he's put aside for his daughter once she turns 18, we don't know if her education is paid for. We don't know if they're living in a crib purchased by him. All we know is that she's getting $2600 a month, which is going to go to her in one way, shape, or form, and many woman and men are living off a that a month and making it. So, she's getting exactly what she deserves. Baby mama ain't the one who put in all the work he did and does to be a ball player. And ball players make too much got-dang money for what they do. Some are amazing talents, but big names are over paid. That's a whole different debate. Ok, I'm done now. lol

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