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Chris Bosh Child Custody Battle: Asks Judge for Access to Daughter

By Andrew Chow, Esq. on February 23, 2012 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

NBA star Chris Bosh's contentious child-custody battle appears headed for a new venue, which means the Miami Heat power forward will stay in Orlando after Sunday's All-Star Game.

Bosh is set to appear in family court in Orlando on Monday morning, over a dispute with Allison Mathis, the mother of his 3-year-old daughter Trinity, the website TMZ reports.

Bosh is supposed to see his daughter 12 days a month, Bosh asserts in a court filing, according to TMZ. But so far in February, Mathis has only allowed Bosh to see his daughter a total of 22 hours, the documents allege.

Chris Bosh's child-custody filing asks the Orlando family court to force Allison Mathis to give Bosh "meaningful time" with his daughter, or to hold Mathis in contempt, TMZ reports.

The custody case was originally filed in Maryland, according to TMZ. It's not immediately clear why the case will now be heard in Florida.

To get a hearing in Florida, lawyers for Chris Bosh likely filed a motion for a change of venue. That's allowed if a court determines a different location would be more convenient for the parties, among other reasons.

Chris Bosh's custody dispute over Trinity made headlines last spring, when Bosh wanted his then-2-year-old daughter to watch him play in an NBA playoff game. Trinity did get to attend a game, but Bosh did not get more time with his daughter as he'd requested, TMZ reported.

Chris Bosh's child-custody hearing on Monday will likely be contentious. Allison Mathis and Bosh are not talking to one another, and communicate only through their lawyers, according to TMZ.

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