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'Miggy' Cabrera battling physical health and child support issues

Major League Baseball fans in California are no doubt familiar with the first baseman from the Tigers' team, Miguel 'Miggy'  Cabrera. Not only is Cabrera slated to earn more than $300 million by 2023, he is also expected to one day have a plaque with his name on it in the MLB Hall of Fame. On a personal note, however, things haven't been going so well for Cabrera. He has been battling some health problems as well as an ongoing child support dispute with his former wife.

In the past, Cabrera reportedly had been paying approximately $12,000 per month in support of the two children he had with his former wife. At some point, the mother of two claimed that the payments were abruptly and significantly reduced. She took action in court and the two have been legally duking it out ever since.

The 35-year-old woman currently resides in a $1 million home on a golf course that Cabrera is said to have helped her purchase. She has told the court that she believes it is only fair to expect child support in an amount that would enable her children to enjoy a similar lifestyle that Cabrera's current wife and three children enjoy. Cabrera's current wife also filed for divorce last March but has since withdrawn her petition. 

Cabrera's batting average took a nosedive last season due to some disc issues he is having in his back. He typically hits 30 home runs a season but ended last season with a mere 16. Under law in the state governing Cabrera's child support issues, any parent earning more than $10,000 per year must pay 7.5 percent in support, which could amount to more than $2 million per year for him. California parents facing similar problems may want to rely on experienced legal representation to protect their and their children's best interests.

Source: detroitnews.com, "Tigers' Cabrera back in court in child-support case", Lynn Henning, Feb. 12, 2018

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