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Yes. Your friend can get a deduction on back support since he now has sole custody
of his daughter now. But he needs to file a motion to modify the order of custody/support with the family court. Once granted to reflect the current living arrangements, child support will no longer accrue, and the mother could actually be ordered to pay support, depending on their comparative incomes. He would want to request that the court order that her payments offset what he owes in back support.
He will need to retain a family law
attorney to represent him. The state bar association can provide him with attorney referrals.
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