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Three pony rule

2008-08-28 14:17:32.888442+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

'Three Pony Rule' Invoked to Cut Former NFL Player's Monthly $18K Child Support (Via):

While acknowledging there are unique problems with determining the reasonable needs of children of high-earning families, the court said trial judges should nevertheless avoid overindulgence -- citing the doctrine of In re Patterson, 920 P.2d 450 (Kan. App. 1996), that "no child, no matter how wealthy the parents, needs to be provided [with] more than three ponies."

Interesting note on a court taking steps to reduce child support and alimony payments.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-29 16:04:42.847809+00 by: Nancy

Glanced through this; what stood out to me was one of the children (girl twins) "demanded a new purse everytime she left the house." Well, excuse me! Then you realize the kids can't be more than 4 years old...which leaves me in total agreement with the (of course) necessary expense of sending the nanny to Jamaica for 10 days. That woman NEEDS a vacation!! At four, the kids probably aren't beyond hope yet - at least mama and papa are still bigger than they are...but they're well on their way to being ruined with no end in sight.