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� 1 Wife, Lorie Portugal, appeals from the order entered on July 10, 2001, in the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, directing her Husband, Howard Portugal, to make monthly support payments on behalf of their two minor children. Husband also files a cross-appeal from the same order. Upon review, we reverse and remand for further proceedings. The relevant facts and procedural history, as aptly stated by the trial court, are as follows.

[Husband] and [Wife] met while students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the 1980′s. She majored in biology; he studied computer science. They married on June 14, 1987. After their marriage, [Wife] continued her education, obtaining a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1992. In 1997, [Wife] opened her own veterinary care clinic, “Critter Care Veterinary Hospital, P.C.”, to address the needs of small animals and exotic pets in the Thorndale area. In January 1999, [Husband] moved to Washington State to begin working for Microsoft Corporation as a Senior Applications Development Consultant. The company paid for his relocation. [Wife] and the couple’s two young children, Matthew, born May 7, 1995, and Rebecca, born June 21, 1997, were to have joined him soon after. Instead, the separation became permanent.

[Wife] filed for spousal and child support on September 27, 2000. The court entered a Temporary Order on November 8, 2000 in the amount of $601.00 per month for spousal support and $2007.00 per month as child support. [Husband] moved for a separate listing on the same day. [The trial court] held an evidentiary hearing on June 13, 2001 at which both parties appeared and were represented by counsel. At the hearing, [Wife] agreed to the dismissal of her spousal support claim on the grounds of cohabitation. Trial Court Opinion, 7/10/01 at 3-4.

 
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