Steve Nash battling ex-wife in court

PHOENIX -- 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 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.