A few weeks ago, we reported that he asked a judge to bring down his payments from the $20,000 a month he’s been paying for his twin boys Carter and Isiaiah, to about $6,000 monthly.
Barnes stated that he doesn’t make as much since retiring from pro basketball and his payments should reflect that.
So now he’ll pay $7,500 each month, but that’s only temporary until he and Govan sort out the rest of their court dispute.
The child support decision comes shortly after the judge granted primary physical custody to Barnes, while Govan is allowed to see them every Wednesday and every other weekend.
Just last month, the former Los Angeles Clipper said some women take advantage of the court system and get large support payments that aren’t used for the children. So he’s undoubtedly happy about this recent decision.
“We know the system is broken,” Barnes stated. “It don’t cost $60,000, $50,000, $40,000, $20,000 to raise no children. We all know that. Most of these women are out here buying cars, buying bags, taking vacations off that child support money.”
“And the end of the day, it’s just my opinion,”he continued. “Everybody’s got an opinion on something. It don’t really matter. If you don’t like my opinion, don’t like my opinion. I don’t care if you don’t like it. It’s just the way I feel. I’m speaking on personal experience.”
Meanwhile, the 38-year-old welcomed a new baby boy over the weekend, Ashton Joseph Barnes, with his girlfriend Anansa Sims, who’s the daughter of model Beverly Johnson.
“Just in time for the holidays, wrote Barnes in a photo of the newborn.