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Steve Nash trying to keep ex-wife, 3 kids from moving to Calif.; May have to pay child support

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    Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Steve Nash leaves Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Ariz., Thursday, May 30, 2013.  (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES NO SALES NO MAGS (The Associated Press)

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    Alejandra Amarilla, ex-wife of Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Steve Nash, walks outside Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix with her lawyer, Thursday, May 30, 2013 (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tannott Wilverton) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES MBO (The Associated Press)

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.