Residency of NBA star takes center court in child support case

This past season, the Miami Heat and its trio of superstars — LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh — finally silenced critics by winning the NBA championship. However, while both James and Wade are now taking a much-needed rest before the season starts in a few months, Bosh remains in a full court press over custody/support of his 3-year-old daughter.

In fact, Bosh recently found himself being grilled by the attorney representing the mother of his child in an Orlando courtroom. Here, the primary purpose of this questioning was to determine — for the purposes of child support — whether he was a resident of Florida or a resident of Texas.

If the mother of Bosh’s child can definitively establish that he is indeed a resident of Florida, the presiding judge could order the NBA star to pay up to $30,000 a month in child support. As it stands, Bosh is currently paying only $2,600 a month under a child support order issued by a Texas judge back in 2009.

During her questioning of Bosh, the attorney asked him to read an affidavit he signed back in 2010 in order to secure a mortgage from Deutsche Bank on a $12.5 million Miami mansion.

Here, the affidavit essentially stated that Bosh intended to make the Miami mansion his primary residence, meaning he was essentially a resident a Florida.

Another potentially damaging piece of evidence admitted to establish Bosh’s true residence were his voting records, which indicated that he did not vote. While Bosh, a Dallas native, maintained that he did fill out a mail ballot, the attorney countered that he couldn’t have done so as his name was removed from the rolls in Texas.

Stay tuned for more from our Ft. Worth family law blog …

To learn more about child support or post-divorce issues, contact an experienced and skilled legal professional.

This post is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as legal advice.


The Miami Herald, “Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh grilled over residency in child support suit,” Jose Lambiet, Aug. 26, 2012