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Deadbeat Parents

Looking Beyond the Deadbeat Dad: When an Entire Family Abandons a Child

Dr. Mark Echols | Posted 03.15.2017 | Black Voices
Dr. Mark Echols

There are few issues in the African American community which receive greater attention, discussion, and debate than the absence of fathers. And nothing contributes to the abandonment of children by their fathers more than the lack of involvement from the paternal family.

What Child Support Does Not Cover

Natalie Gregg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Divorce
Natalie Gregg

While the primary parent fights so hard to receive child support and to have the majority of possession time with his precious child, sometimes it feels like the parent who is paying child support gets away with a much better deal

How to 'Build' a Better Dad

Tim Wright | Posted 08.28.2013 | Parents
Tim Wright

Imagine a world where deadbeat dads are replaced by life-enhancing dads; where absent dads are replaced by fully-engaged dads and where fathers are no longer the source of deep wounds, but the source of strength, affirmation, love and hope.

A Father's Day Interview With Art Alexakis of Everclear

Veronica De La Cruz | Posted 08.16.2013 | Parents
Veronica De La Cruz

Art Alexakis, front man for the band Everclear, and I have partnered up this Father's Day to push for Responsible Fatherhood by asking you to sign the Stand Up, Man Up initiative.

WATCH: Why He's Living Out Of His Car

Posted 05.16.2013 | Divorce

On Wednesday, Memphis' Action News 5 profiled "Billy" (not his real name), a man who says he's living out of his Buick in order to make his child supp...

Police: Deadbeat Dad Literally Tries To Crawl Away From Paying Child Support

Posted 03.31.2013 | Chicago

Police say a deadbeat dad from the Chicago suburb of Maywood was found literally trying to crawl away from making child support payments. Cops were...

The Danger Of Calling Someone A 'Deadbeat' Parent

Ellen Kellner | Posted 05.15.2013 | Divorce
Ellen Kellner

Divorce can be a dark place, and child-support is the hotspot.

Hollywood's 'Deadbeat' Parents

Posted 04.01.2013 | Divorce

More than $100 billion is owed in unpaid child support, according to the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement's 2009 data. But it's not o...

America's Most Wanted Deadbeat Dad Arrested

Posted 12.19.2012 | Divorce

Federal prosecutors have arrested the country's "Most Wanted" deadbeat parent, the Associated Press reports. New Yorker Robert Sand, 50, was arre...

Virgin Birth and the Deadbeat Holy Ghost: A Mother's Manifesto

Sandy Kaczmarski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sandy Kaczmarski

I'm approaching my 58th birthday, have been divorced as long as I was married, and yet I still have to make copies of my joint custody papers. Someone...

The Number One Form of Child Abuse in America

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

They are parents who have walked away from the most precious obligation one can have -- their own children.