Whether in a quiet Louisiana neighborhood, or in the limelight of a professional baseball team, it is never easy to become engaged in a drawn out court battle over child support. Major League Baseball pitcher Bartolo Colon is currently involved in such a dispute, however. The incident arose when a woman who is not his wife filed a lawsuit against him.
Colon is known as “Big Sexy” by baseball fans and reporters throughout the nation. His 6’11”, 285 pound frame is a force to reckon with on the pitcher’s mound. Apparently, his 21-year marriage that brought forth four sons was not the only “family” relationship in which he has been involved.
An unmarried woman who has an 8-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son claims her children were fathered by Colon. She also asserts that he has been very lax in providing financial support for them, which is why she has filed a lawsuit. The mother of two says that her children are every bit entitled to the same life of luxury Colon’s other four kids have always known.
A dispute involving an intensely personal matter such as this one often evokes strong emotions on both sides of an issue. In many situations, the only way to achieve agreeable solutions is through assistance from experienced family law attorneys. Many attorneys in Louisiana are skilled negotiators who understand the complexities of such matters and can help determine the best course of action to protect a client’s interests while accomplishing both immediate and long-term legal goals.
Source: New York Post, “Bartolo Colon’s double life with secret family“, Julia Marsh, May 18, 2016