Former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan on Tuesday won his appeal from an $18,000-a-month child support obligation imposed in his 2006 divorce, which a New Jersey appellate court found both exorbitant and unfairly apportioned against him. The court ruled that the trial judge failed to make the specific findings necessary to support the award. The court quoted a Kansas opinion that noted "no child, no matter how wealthy the parents, needs to be provided [with] more than three ponies."
'Three Pony Rule' Invoked to Cut Former NFL Player's Monthly $18K Child Support
New Jersey Law Journal
August 27, 2008