Former Phoenix Suns star Steve Nash is fighting to keep his ex-wife and three children from moving to California, where he now plays for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/11elJFH) reports Nash and Alejandra Amarilla Menrath divorced in late 2011 and their settlement doesn't include child support. The couple has a young son and twin 8-year-old daughters.

Nash pays for the children's private education and health insurance through his employer.

He made $8.9 million this season and is scheduled to make $9.3 million and $9.7 million in the next two NBA seasons.

Menrath needs permission from a Family Court judge in Phoenix to relocate the children. If she's allowed to move, attorneys say it's possible she could petition a court in California to get more money from Nash.