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Nash and ex-wife back to court over where she and kids can live

Each individual state has their own laws and child support guidelines. Some are very similar, while others vary drastically. Some states, for example, put much more severe obligations on parents than other states do. While these variances generally do not have much of an impact, there are times when they can.

Formerly of the Dallas Mavericks, NBA star, Steve Nash's child support dispute has recently taken an interesting turn. According to reports, Nash and his former wife are currently fighting over whether or not his ex should be permitted to move with the couple's three children from the city where they currently reside to the city and state where he now resides. Until the hearing to resolve this dispute, a judge has reportedly issued a restraining order to prevent her moving before a solution is reached.

The two parties have much different explanations of Nash's supposed reasoning behind not wanting his children to live closer. Nash's former wife purportedly claims that he does not want them to move because the state where he now lives typically orders more strict commitments than does the state in which their original agreement was reached. Nash, however, reportedly feels his situation is not permanent and, since he could at any time retire or be traded, it does not make sense to move the children from their home.

When parents have a problem with or concern regarding their child support arrangements, they can go to court to seek a modification. It may be beneficial to speak with an attorney if you are involved in a child support dispute. Legal counsel can help look out for your interests and answer any questions you have throughout the process.

Source: Latinos Post, "NBA: Los Angeles Lakers Star Steve Nash's Ex-Wife Accuses Him of Being Deadbeat on Child Support", Jean-Paul Salamanca, May 24, 2013