July 29, 2013: LA Laker Steve Nash May Pay More Child Support
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and his wife, Alejandra Amarilla, announced their plans to divorce in November 2010 on the same day their son Matteo was born. The process was not an easy one, as they had disputes over where she was allowed to move with their children, but was finalized in 2011.
Now, two years later, an Arizona appellate court has announced that the professional athlete may have to pay additional child support. A ruling was passed last Tuesday that would force a judge to think about increasing Nash’s child support payments. The increase would be to pay more than the “basic needs” of the children.
Alongside this news is the court upholding a judge’s order for the couple to keep from badmouthing each other via social media. High profile divorces can prove to be very contentious, and in this case Amarilla is reported to have used her Twitter account to criticize her ex-husband after their divorce was granted.
Along with Matteo the couple have twin daughters, Lola and Bella. While the financial needs of the children being taken care of is obviously important, the same should be said of the family environment they’re in. Nash announced in 2010 that he and Amarilla “remain firmly committed to raising [their] children in the most positive, nurturing way possible,” and hopefully that’s something the two will remember as issues about their divorce crop up years after the final ruling.