Miami Heat basketball player Chris Bosh and his lawyers have found the loophole of all child support loopholes.
Bosh recently filed for a change of address, claiming residency in Texas rather than Florida where he lives with his wife Adrienne Bosh. The address change is an effort to pay less child support to his daughter’s mother Allison Mathis.
Bosh currently pays approximately $2,600 a month to Mathis. She claims it isn’t enough to pay her mortgage and bills now that she has lost her job. In addition, Mathis reportedly applied for government assistance. And on top of all this, Bosh also blocked Mathis’ efforts last season to join the cast of “Basketball Wives,” which would have provided her with some ends.
So how does a simple change of address mean less child support, you ask?
Well, in Florida Bosh is required to pay 3 percent of his take-home NBA pay, which would provide Mathis with about $30,000 a month in child support. Buuut Texas requires about 1 percent less in child support.
The Florida home Bosh resides with Adrienne is reportedly worth $12 million, whereas his Dallas “residence” is worth a measly (in his world, of course) $73,000. Bosh earns about $18 million annually playing for the Heat.
A Florida judge will make a ruling to determine Bosh’s residency as of late August 2012.