A Maryland court dismissed a child-support claim against Chris Bosh on Friday, ruling it did not have jurisdiction over the Toronto Raptors forward when it comes to support payments for his four-month-old daughter, Trinity.
Allison Mathis, Bosh's former live-in girlfriend and the girl's mother, filed suit in Maryland in November seeking support and sole custody, claiming Bosh abandoned her when she was seven months into a difficult pregnancy and attempted to have her removed from their jointly-owned Texas home.
Bosh has denied the allegations, which haven't been proven in court, and his legal representatives filed an affidavit in Maryland court last week wherein Bosh appeared to be an engaged and caring father who claimed to have sent monthly support cheques that had yet to be cashed.
Grier Raggio, a lawyer for Mathis, said Friday an affidavit was introduced into Maryland court that Bosh has sent Mathis four monthly child-support cheques, each for $1,500 US and that they have been cashed.
"It's kind of a mess," said Raggio. "[Negotiating a settlement] should be a very easy thing to do if Chris Bosh wants a good, continuing relationship with his daughter, but Allison needs the financial resources to give Trinity a good life, and not the $1,500 a month he's been sending under the guidelines of the Texas child-support laws."
Bosh's lawyers have argued that child-support payments should be determined in Texas.