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ANSWER: If you disagree with the statement in the Affidavit and object to the termination of the obligation to pay support, then you must file an Answer with the Court that states your reasons the obligation to pay support for the child should continue. This Answer will likely result in a hearing to determine continued obligations. NOTE: Failing to file within 30 days of receiving the notice can result in a default entry that terminates his obligation to pay support.
In terms of his obligation to continue paying, he is not allowed to stop paying support until a court tells him he is. The obligation to pay current support is not terminated unless and until there is a court order, an Affidavit for Termination of Child Support filed (and you agree to it or do not contest it), or the child turns 21.
In other words, it is not his decision to just up and stop paying. You need to contact the Family Support Division to file a complaint and contact the family court with jurisdiction over the child's residence to have the court enforce the current order until such time that they have decided that he no longer is required to pay child support.
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