Child support ordered reversed because list of living expenses included wife’s personal expenses. Alimony cannot be awarded to the wife in the guise of child support.
Commingling in budget of moneys required for wife’s support with support for the children is not appropriate, for it confuses support for the spouse with support for the children. Alimony for a divorced wife cannot be secured under an order only for support of the children.
The rule is that alimony and child support are two different categories of support which should not be intermingled by the trial court.
Trial court properly exercised its discretion in not applying guidelines in modification hearing where the support ordered was sufficient to support the children and any additional amount would have been maintenance in the guise of support.
Trial court properly deviated from guidelines where it found, among other things, that such a high award would constitute hidden maintenance.
Obligation for maintenance terminates either upon the death of the wife or upon the death of the husband.