-Could you explain your situation a little more?Is this court ordered child support?
When is it supposed to terminate?
DJACUSTOMER - In order to modify the support he will have to file a motion with the court to modify based on a change in circumstances, a drop in income. Child support is based on the respective incomes of the parties so I cannot tell you that a decrease from $18000 to $16000 will affect the support payment that much especially if he is no longer paying for the other child. Before filing you may want to get a short consultation appointment with a local family law attorney to do a calculation based on all the current child support tables to see where he would come out.
I have seen cases where someone goes in for a decrease and comes out with an increase because the figures have changed and when there is only one child instead of two he could actually have to pay more. Once he files and the court makes a determination it will be too late to withdraw his motion and he could be asking for trouble if the calculations result in an increase.
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