The trial court, in calculating husband’s child support obligation, properly refused to reduce husband’s income by the amount of payments that he made to assist in the support and college expenses of his children from a prior marriage; there was neither a court order nor a written agreement with respect to the support of the children from the prior marriage, and the resources available to support those children were not less than the resources available to support the children of the parties’ marriage.
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