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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!
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Named and shamed:; How runaway Thomas Slaven appears on the Deadbeat Dads website; Heartless: Slaven with daughters Leslie and Lindsay before he fled to Scotland without telling his girls; First love: Slaven and Leigh on their wedding day in 1987; New love: Slaven moved to Scotland to live with Linda; Love nest: Linda's Alness home
The story of deadbeat dads is so big, and yet it has been swept under the rug," said Malone.
The sheriff said in a statement, "By partnering with the Department of Revenue, we've been able to send out the message to deadbeat dads that failure to meet your obligations will result in severe consequences.
Good news for the campaign to get deadbeat dads to pay for child support.
It is the critical institution in our culture related to the emotional and sexual attraction of one human being to another -- guaranteed under the Constitution to anyone who loves another person, guaranteed to prisoners and rapists, to deadbeat dads and the mentally incompetent, to murderers and even aliens.
Since public shaming of deadbeat dads, child molesters, and drunk drivers is in vogue, Newark, N.
Deadbeat dads - and mums - are shirking their responsibilities.
WEST BOYLSTON - Programs helping rehabilitate former inmates, track deadbeat dads and discuss their relationship with their children, as well as several others of the 15 new programs instituted by Worcester County Sheriff Guy W.
TOO many deadbeat dads have for too long avoided providing maintenance for their estranged children.
We garnish the wages of deadbeat dads who don't take care of their kids.
But the actual percentage of wrongfully named default dads is certainly much lower, since these samples come largely from people with doubts about paternity (as opposed to real deadbeat dads, who have considerable reason to avoid a DNA test).
I was a quick and immediate co-sponsor of Henry Hyde's alimony bill to allow mothers to pursue deadbeat dads across state lines," he says.
And in 1,032 cases, the State was unable to make deadbeat dads cough up child maintenance because their name was not listed on the birth certificate.
DEADBEAT dads who fail to pay child maintenance will lose their passport or driving licence in a crackdown this week.
DEADBEAT dads face being electronically tagged and put under house arrest if they refuse to pay for their kids.