Carlos Boozer made around $146 million during his NBA career but those paychecks are gone and he can no longer afford to make his child support payments, so he’s negotiated them down to merely $380 a month for his three children.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Boozer asked the court earlier this year to decrease his $8,000 monthly child support payments to his ex-wife, Cindy Boozer.
Their divorce was nasty — the couple was married, split after reports Carlos had an affair with a contestant from “The Bachelor,” and then remarried again before Carlos filed for divorce for good in 2012.
The Boozers finally reached an agreement in 2015 but in his recent filing, Carlos claimed there had been a substantial change in his income since the time of their deal.
When he agreed to pay the $8k, he was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and he expected to continue his career but did not get any offers. He ended up playing in China in 2016 but announced his retirement in December of 2017.
The original agreement had a provision that allowed him to ask for a decrease if his income dropped and he moved back to Florida. Cindy originally demanded his motion be dismissed and support not be modified.
But Carlos and Cindy attended mediation where they were ultimately able to settle their issues. Per their new deal, they will now split custody 50/50 and Carlos will only pay a total of $382 a month in support for the kids.
The amount is based on Carlos’ income of $19k a month and Cindy ballin’ herself with $15k a month in income. He will also pay his ex-wife $10,000 to cover arrearages owed for other child expenses.
Carlos Boozer told his ex-wife he is trying to get a job in broadcasting and may need to adjust custody if he obtains a job.
The entire case was resolved and closed following the settlement.