Lakers' Steve Nash in Phoenix for court hearing

May 30, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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PHOENIX, May 30 (UPI) -- Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Lakers testified in a Phoenix court in an attempt to keep his ex-wife from moving to Los Angeles with their three children.

Nash, formerly of the Phoenix Suns, was on the witness stand Wednesday in Maricopa County, Ariz., Superior Court.

A key issue, the (Phoenix) Arizona Republic noted, is whether Nash would eventually be forced to pay child support, under California law, should Alejandra Amarilla Menrath, his ex-wife, move to California.

Nash currently leases a home in Manhattan Beach, Calif. The couple divorced in 2011.

Menrath and the children live in Paradise Valley, Ariz., and need Family Court approval to relocate outside the state. She could petition a California court to obtain more money from Nash, attorneys in the case said.

In testimony Wednesday, Nash said he pays for the children's private education, and healthcare insurance through his employer, but Menrath testified, "I'm not getting any child support. I believe he (Nash) is opposed to this because of child-support responsibilities in California."

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