Evidence of husband’s lifestyle and personal expenses provided sufficient evidentiary basis for trial court’s alimony award of $20,000 per month to wife in divorce action, even assuming that husband had experienced a decrease of income and assets; in the four years immediately preceding the divorce, the parties lived on between $600,000 and $1 million of annual, tax free income, for part of that time, husband paid the wife a minimum of $40,000 per month for her personal expenses, and husband’s pretrial claims for relief represented that he had “typically drawn” approximately $500,000 to $600,000 per year from his various assets.
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