A lawyer friend of mine recently came across a Westlaw Headnote of the Day about child support in Kentucky. Apparently in the Commonwealth, a child doesn’t need to be provided with more than three ponies.
The headnote reads:
While to some degree children have right to share in each parent’s standard of living, child support must be set in amount which is reasonably and rationally related to realistic needs of children; that is, no child, no matter how wealthy the parents, needs to be provided more than three ponies, and this is referred to as the “three pony rule.”
Downing v. Downing, 45 S.W.3d. 449 (Ky. Ct. App. 2001).
I would’ve been happy with one pony, though all I really wanted was a puppy.