Matt Barnes is filing for a restraining order against his ex-wife Gloria Govan on Wednesday, The Blast reports.
Barnes, 38, also plans to ask a judge to grant him full custody of his 9-year-old twin sons, Isaiah and Carter, after Govan, 33, was arrested and charged with felony child endangerment last weekend.
The former NBA star will ask a judge to strip Govan's parental rights because he believes she is a danger to him and their childrens' safety.
But Govan plans to challenge his allegations and she is preparing to fight tooth and nail for her children, according to The Blast.
On Friday, per his custody agreement, Barnes went to the boys' school to pick them up for the Labor Day Weekend. But Govan showed up at the school 5 minutes earlier and placed the children in her car.
When Barnes arrived at the school to pick up the twins, he saw them in Govan's car and ordered the children to get into his car.
An argument erupted and Barnes said Govan chased him and tried to block his car with hers. Barnes called 911, and Govan was taken into custody and released on $100,000 bond the next day.
According to sources, Barnes wants the judge to give the former “Basketball Wives” star a no-contact order. But if she does get visitation, he wants a court appointed monitor present when she visits the children.
Barnes will ask the court to order Govan to stay 100 yards away from him, the kids, and the kids' school.
Sources close to Govan tell The Blast she retained high-powered attorney Mark Gross to represent her at Wednesday’s hearing.
Barnes and Govan were childhood sweethearts who divorced in 2014 after four years of marriage. He was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of domestic violence against Govan.
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