deadbeat dad


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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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(76) In this case, with Deadbeat Dad not represented by counsel, attorneys must ensure that he understands that you are not a disinterested party, and always take steps to ensure that your communication cannot be misinterpreted.
Is this the man you want running the Democrat Party, a deadbeat dad, a tax dodger?
Thomas Slaven, 42, was exposed on the Deadbeat Dads website after deserting Lindsay, 15, and Leslie, 12 -and leaving estranged wife Leigh pounds 15,000 short in child support and alimony.
Like workfare, the crackdown on "deadbeat dads" does not deal with the underlying issue of poverty.
Some fathers' rights groups take great offense at the term "deadbeat dad." They feel the term should be banished to the trash heap of politically incorrect verbiage - the heap that contains such labels as "gold-digger" and "welfare queen."
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on deadbeat dads. I am sure you can imagine the uproar, especially from men.
Both our parents knew of our relationship and I'm scared of being called a deadbeat dad if I refuse to take responsibility.
"I won't be a deadbeat dad anymore," he joked of the upside to retiring.
The invitation comes at a difficult time, though, as life hits Stan all at once--Ron, Stan's deadbeat dad, shows up with his five-year-old half brother and adds more adult responsibility to Stan's life than he can handle.
crime FIFTY GRAND Adrian Young Cuban cop, Mercado, has one week to settle a score on behalf of a deadbeat dad, a 'traitor' who skipped free from Castro's control to set up a new life working illegally in Colorado.
WORCESTER - An alleged deadbeat dad accused of stealing his dead cousin's identity was ordered held without bail yesterday, pending a court hearing to determine whether he violated the terms of his probation from a 1993 assault and battery conviction.
Mel (Zamora), on the other hand, is a deadbeat dad who tricks his grown daughter Delilah (Jaclyn Jonet) into driving the duo into the desert on the pretext of offering her a vacation.
All About My Mother, which opens in New York and Los Angeles on November 19, is the story of Manuela (Cecilia Roth), a thirty-something mother--and organ-transplant counselor--in Madrid whose life comes to a screeching halt when her beloved teenage son, an aspiring writer desperate to know his deadbeat dad's identity, is killed in an automobile accident as she looks on.
"It's hate against men and perpetuates the image of the deadbeat dad," says Woodrow.