Trial court improvidently exercised its discretion in capping parties’ combined parental income at $255,000.00, for purpose of determining father’s child support obligation. Capped amount, which was only marginally higher than father’s net annual income, in effect, improperly excluded consideration of the mother’s net annual income of $487,693, contrary to the cost-sharing scheme directed by the Child Support Standards Act.
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