No precise mathematical formula exists for calculating child support when subsequent children are involved, but the court, in deciding whether to increase child support despite obligor’s subsequent children, must perform the calculation in a manner that does not benefit one family at the expense of the other. In former husband’s proceeding to increase former wife childsupport obligation, former wife presented sufficient evidence to warrant deduction for her support obligation to subsequent child; former wife produced evidence of her obligation to support subsequent child, her income, and income of other parent of subsequent child.
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