Brind'Amour, who played for the Flyers from 1991 to 2000, is now with the Carolina Hurricanes.
When Brind'Amour and his wife, Kelle, divorced in 2003, they agreed that he would pay $15,000 a month, or $2,500 a month during an NHL lockout.
Rod Brind'Amour later went back to court for a cut in the support, saying he "has a strong desire to instill the value of frugality and hard work in his children, notwithstanding his high income." Kelle Brind'Amour, he said, maintained a separate car for her $1,300-a-month nanny and spent "approximately $1,130.37 per month on the children’s entertainment and recreation."
A county judge in 2007 reduced the monthly support to $9,147.
Kelle Brind'Amour claimed in her appeal that the judge shouldn't have intervened.
Here's the decision.