By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Chris Bosh’s baby mama Allison Mathis made headlines recently when she announced to the press that she was being forced to file for food stamps because she had lost her job and could no longer afford to buy groceries. In addition to losing employment and filing for food stamps, she also lost her home to foreclosure. But Mathis would not blame all of her financial hardships on a bad economy, instead the young woman and mother of Bosh’s three year old daughter would cite her hardships on child support payments from Bosh that pay out $2600 a month. Mathis feels the amount is too low amid her financial hardships, especially since the father of her child is a multimillionaire NBA star.
Earlier this year. Bosh and Mathis proceeded to make their return to court, as Mathis is asking for an increase in child support payments. Unfortunately for Allison, the NBA star decided he would try to prove he has residency in the state of Texas, and therefore make it easier for him to dodge a hefty increase in child support. However, the judge gave Bosh a hard time during questioning, and it didn’t appear that he would get the residency he was seeking
Well, the judge must have had a change of heart. According to Gossip Extra, although Bosh himself was not in court in Orlando on Tuesday, the judge decided to side with Bosh and granted him residency in the state of Texas. His baby mama Allison Mathis and her attorney were hoping he would instead be deemed a resident of the state of Florida, since residency in Florida could increase child support payments to around $30,000 a month.
Mathis’ fiery attorney tells Gossip Extra:
“Everybody knows that Texas is rough on horses and women. 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.”
Although the judge grilled Bosh over attempting to claim Texas residency in August, Judge Robert Evans says he made his decision based off Bosh’s income tax filings that were sent to the IRS from Texas.
Mathis’ judge plans to appeal the decision.
It’s been a very dramatic battle between Bosh and Mathis as the former couple continue to battle over child support payments. But Mathis claims she’s not a gold digger, and her pregnancy was planned by Bosh, although she claims he left her when she was six months pregnant.