Most people refer to a dead beat dad as someone who does not pay child support. Now most fathers are forced by the state to pay child support if they have a job and of course can be found.
Most woman I know complain their kids father is a dead beat dad cause the haven't received a dime in years. I know a guy who is unemployed cause he lost his job due to his own stupidity and still hasn't found another, not that he isn't trying. He goes to his exs house every day and night to spend time with his 2 boys and puts them to bed. Yet she complains he is a dead beat, but the other 2 kids she has by 2 other men don't do anything for their kids.
I get child support, of course it's forced by the state. I am a money grubbing whore to my ex, so he calls me cause I believe he should support his kids.
I divorced him after 10 years of marriage he refuses to spend anytime with the kids are do anything beyond what child support does for them. That's a dead beat dad to me. I guess I would prefer my children to have a father in their lives then the money, but that was a choice he made..well not really, cause cs is forced.
So what is your take on a dead beat? I believe they come in many forms but most see it just for financial reasons.