Family court abused its discretion in imputing income to unemployed husband in the amount of $34,800 per year for purposes of establishing his child support obligation in divorce proceeding; court made no finding as to whether husband was at fault in losing his job, whether he was voluntarily unemployed, or whether he put forth his best efforts to gain employment equal to his capabilities, court failed to address necessary factors delineated by child support guidelines concerning recent work history, occupational qualifications, prevailing job opportunities and earning levels in the community, and there was nothing in record to suggest how the court arrived at the annual income figure.
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