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deadbeat dad

Slang A father who is not involved in the lives of his child(ren), physically and/or monetarily. Don't be a deadbeat dad, Sean—go see your kids this weekend! I'm no deadbeat dad, I make all of my child support payments!
See also: dad, deadbeat
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Is this the man you want running the Democrat Party, a deadbeat dad, a tax dodger?
Most "deadbeat dads" are poor, but there are many reasons why even educated middle-class or formerly middle-class fathers can fall behind on child support.
The Deadbeat Dads website names and shames fathers on the run from their cash-strapped families.
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However, new studies suggest that the crackdown on "deadbeat dads" has failed to substantially boost child-support collections and may even have serious negative effects on some fathers and their children, say the editors of Fathers Under Fire: The Revolution in Child Support Enforcement.
Her prey consists of deadbeat dads who skip out on their families and renege on their child support payments.
"These dads aren't deadbeat dads, they are dead broke dads.
Herman said a focus on fathers--and not just "deadbeat dads"--will strengthen families.
In A Family Divided, Mendelson presents the divorced father's point of view, arguing that fathers are not superfluous and not all of them should be considered deadbeat dads who shirk their parental responsibilities.
After years of exile, he's made his debut - a wizard of Oz with pectoral implants, elevator shoes, and the face of one of the ten most wanted deadbeat dads. And I want to say stop!
They are not deadbeat dads, and they need a forceful advocate like Leving to get their message out.