Trial court did not abuse its discretion, in divorce proceeding between parties with combined net monthly income above the maximum of $20,000 referenced in child support guidelines, in finding that actual needs and standard of living of their two children would be met if husband paid “base” support of $2,815 a month, as calculated using maximum income referenced in guidelines; there was no evidence children’s standard of living would dramatically decrease if wife was not awarded $9,200 per month as requested, husband did not receive an abatement though children were to live with him half of the time, and husband was to pay an additional $15,010 monthly based on one child’s special needs.
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