J.P.D. v. W.E.D.
Trial court did not abuse its discretion in awarding an upward deviation of $701 for ex-husband’s child support obligation for two children in post-divorce modification proceeding, which was more than 100% above the guideline child support award, where ex-husband’s new wife earned most of the couple’s approximately $1 million in annual net income, new wife paid for a substantial amount, if not all, of the household expenses, new wife paid for ex-husband’s and children’s medical expenses through her business, ex-husband would not be paying more than 50% of his net monthly income toward child support, and ex-husband could afford the deviation.
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