October 17, 2019

Are All Delinquent Child Support Payers “Deadbeat Dads?”

Parents swear, and children suffer 2Are fathers who fall behind on child support payments always “deadbeat dads?”   Some fathers (and their new spouses) argue that the custodial mom can be the villain in child support disputes.   But does this attitude fairly contemplate the real life burden of raising children.

A blog reader named Arlene says that her husband’s ex-spouse is using her three kids as pawns to express anger towards her ex-husband.  I wonder what the custodial mom would have to say about this?

What about mothers who won’t work with the fathers to make sure their kids are taken care of ?  My husband worked 2 jobs and no matter how much he made child support always wanted more.  At one point she wasn’t getting the money that was garnished and blamed him instead of trying to find out where the money was going.   She would rather my husband look like the bad guy to his 3 kids.  Fathers are not always dead beats sometimes the mothers make it impossible.


Jonathan Ginsberg practices Social Security disability law in Atlanta, Georgia.  He represents clients in claims before the Social Security Administration.


  1. WTF about the many deadbeat mothers out there. Not always t he male, tired of hearing it! Get off your ass women you wanted the kids the judge gave them to you now you complain about being a “single mother”. If the courts started giving the kids to the fathers for a change, the one who want, these cry baby ass internet sites would dry up. I hae my two kids, sole custody and you don’t hear me boo hooing I need more money, my kids get a $26.50 per week for both of them from their abusive mother you don’t see me playing the poor little father that get little to no help from his ex. Stand on your own two feet and the parent that you wanted and claim to be.

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