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Good morning from southeast Georgia,I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your friend's situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.The fact that he moved back in with his ex, and she may have told child support collections that she had done that does not mean that the court ever ordered that the support obligation terminated.In all likelihood, the support order was not terminated and as far as the state is concerned, he hasn't paid child support for the past couple of years. With near certainty, while the ex may have told him that she had the order terminated, whatever she may have done thinking it would terminate the support---did in fact not terminate it.Your friend does indeed need an attorney, as speaking with child support will do no good. He needs to petition the court for relief in order to be given a break for the 2 years that they lived together and he directly supported the children.I wish you the best in 2013.I understand that you may be disappointed by the Answer you received, as it was not particularly favorable to your situation. Had I been able to provide an Answer which might have given you a successful legal outcome, it would have been my pleasure to do so.You may reply back to me using the Reply to Expert link if you have additional questions.Kindly take a moment to rate my service to you based on the understanding of the law I provided. Please understand that I have no control over the how the law impacts your particular situation.Thank you,Doug
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