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Deadbeat Dads

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

The Myth of the "Deadbeat Dad" Label

Joseph E. Cordell | Posted 04.09.2014 | Divorce
Joseph E. Cordell

The scornful term of "deadbeat dads" has become increasingly popular in describing fathers who do not uphold their legal responsibility of supporting their children after divorce.

The Poor Don't Lie and Cheat Any More Than the Rest of Us

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The notion that the poor are uniquely morally deficient, it turns out, is completely backward. They're actually more virtuous, on average, than the rich. And yet, we have politicians who assume that the poor are less trustworthy and therefore less deserving of our help.

Documentary Explores 'The Most Revolutionary Thing A Father Can Do'

Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents

"I told myself, I'm not gonna be no deadbeat father. For me to be a deadbeat father, I gotta be dead, or someone gotta beat me up." So says 26-year...

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 08.17.2013 | Impact
Veronica De La Cruz

Art Alexakis, front man for the band Everclear, was raised by a single mother in a Los Angeles housing project. His deadbeat father inspired him to write one of his most popular songs to date," Father of Mine."

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.

Fathers Who Abandon Their Kids: A Tough Father's Day Topic

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 08.14.2013 | Divorce
Karen Salmansohn

It's one thing to be a single mother by choice. It arrives with a positive narrative to tell your child. It's a whole other everything to have single motherhood thrust upon you -- because the father has unconscionably chosen to abandon his child.

GOP Bill Would Let State Into Unemployed People's Bank Accounts

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Republicans want the state government to access some unemployed people's private bank accounts with the same power it uses to ...

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...

Most Wanted Deadbeat Dad Pleads Guilty

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 04.23.2013 | New York

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A New York man once dubbed by prosecutors as the government's most wanted deadbeat parent pleaded guilty Thursday to owing...

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...

Deadbeat Dads and Child Support Woes

Joshua Shulman | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Joshua Shulman

But here's the catch -- do we really want collection efforts to be so thorough that they force poor people onto the streets? The rule will just be one more detail tending to make it literally impossible for poor people to support themselves.

Why Do Single Dads Get Shafted?

Vicki Larson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

As much as we love the idea of men being an equal partner in a marriage, we don't necessarily embrace the idea of men being an equal partner in a divorce.

Report: Joe Walsh Among Congress's 'Most Corrupt' Members

Posted 11.20.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Tuesday received the distinction of being named among Congress's thirteen "most corrupt" representatives by the group ...

Joe Walsh's Ex-Wife: Quit Lying

Katie Halper | Posted 10.16.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

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Wanted: 1,000+ Deadbeat Parents

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

One day after Father's Day, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Monday that his department's website would, within the next two weeks, post photogr...

Why We Don't Need A 'Men's Movement' To Be Good Men

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

There are plenty of ways the law (particularly family law) and popular culture, as represented by the media, have limited men. But we have no one to blame but ourselves. We made the laws. We control the media. Our popular culture has dumbed down men to sex- and sports-crazed idiots, with very little space for the nuanced truth of how hard it is to try to be a good dad and a good husband and breadwinner

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...

Rubbernecking: An Additional Ten Reality Shows I'd Like to See

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Lindsay Hop - in which we follow La Lohan on her merry adventures tearing through Hollywood's party scene whilst destroying thousands of brain cells.