Video Of The Day & Father Of The Year: Judge Mathis Rips On Deadbeat Father For Contributing To Stereotypes & Downfall Of The Minority Community (Bonus Article: Dealing With Deadbeat Parents and Unpaid Child Support By Jennifer Wolf)


Just in time for Fathers Day.I present to you the Father of the Year…………Just kidding.This guy is a scumbag and sadly makes even bad parents look good.This video has its funny moments and props to Judge Mathis for putting this guy in his place.It just makes me sad when I think of the child involved and the fact that as hard as he got ripped into he probably never changed.Who knows though.We can only hope he did for his kids.

Deadbeat parent is a term referring to obligor parents of either gender that have freely chosen not to be a financially supportive parent in their children’s lives. Primarily used in the US and Canada, the gender-specific deadbeat dad and deadbeat mom are commonly used by the child support agency to refer to men and women who have fathered or mothered a child and willingly fail to pay child support ordered by a family law court or statutory agency such as the Child Support Agency.Read More Here…

Video: Judge Mathis Rips On Deadbeat Father For Contributing To Stereotypes & Downfall Of The Minority Community!

Uploaded by JESUSSWOOPE on Dec 30, 2010

Dealing With Deadbeat Parents and Unpaid Child Support
By Jennifer Wolf , About.com Guide
Via: singleparents.about.com

When a parent is ordered by the court to pay child support and continuously fails to do so, he or she is commonly referred to as a “deadbeat parent.” This pejorative term is used the actual legislation of some states, and is often misunderstood. Parents who fall behind on child support due to job loss or unforeseen circumstances aren’t necessarily “deadbeats.” Deadbeat is generally reserved for those who have the means to pay, but do not. Parents who are unable to pay may be eligible for child support modification.
Stereotypes About Deadbeat Parents:

“Deadbeat parents” and “deadbeat dads” are not synonymous. Not all deadbeat parents are fathers, and not all non-custodial fathers are neglectfully behind on child support. In fact, there plenty of moms who have been ordered to pay child support, yet fail to do so, as you can see from jurisdictions that post lists of their most wanted deadbeat parents online.
Consequences for the Parent Who Does Not Pay:
There are several things the state can do when a parent falls behind in child support payments. These steps include:

* Garnishing his or her pay
* Refusing to allow the parent to obtain a legal passport
* Intercepting unemployment compensation
* Offsetting federal and/or state income tax refunds
* Enforcing jail time

Taking Action When the Checks Stop Coming:
If you are owed back child support payments, you should contact your local Child Support Enforcement Office to report the lack of payments. Be prepared to provide detailed explanations of the missed payments, as well as any information you may have about the parent’s last known location.

Inability to Pay:
It’s also important to be aware that many times the parent who is in arrears simply does not have the money to pay the child support payments. In some cases, payments may need to be adjusted to reflect the individual’s most current earnings. In other cases, the parent owes so much child support that the money will simply never be paid in full.

The Relationship Between Child Support and Child-Parent Visitations:
Child support is completely separate from visitations. In the eyes of the law, the parent who owes back child support payments still has the right to visit with the child. Therefore, any parent who is in distress over missing child support payments should take the steps outlined above instead of withholding visitations. Refusing to allow your child to visit with your co-parent because he or she has unpaid child support could jeopardize your good standing with the courts.Read More Here…

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One Response to Video Of The Day & Father Of The Year: Judge Mathis Rips On Deadbeat Father For Contributing To Stereotypes & Downfall Of The Minority Community (Bonus Article: Dealing With Deadbeat Parents and Unpaid Child Support By Jennifer Wolf)

  1. Josie says:

    Self sustainability is key in divorce. Many parents who receive child support payments use that reported income to found mortgages etc where in fact they should be renting while getting back on their feet in getting income to compliment any form of support. Child support should be for the children’s basic necessities, ie shelter, food & clothing. As one who works in the divorce sector assisting couples through divorce and implementing positive plan of actions in moving forward, I have witnessed too many times support being used as ‘parental income’ versus the parent now having to go out and become independent and find employment to compliment their support. With Ontario child support tables, which are excessive for average parents with 2 to 4 kids, the support Recipient, tends to utilize extras for social matters ie: smokes, alcohol and non basic necessities for the children ie cell phones, playstations, etc. At the end of the day, both parents responsibility through a divorce is to ensure self sustainability as well as moving forward in a positive fashion in order to support their children and their new life. It is unfair AND unrealistic for one income and parent to now have to support two lifestyles after divorce. Lastly, the system is broken when it comes to reporting variences in child support. What should be a simple task, which often causes arrears, frustration and the implication of “dead beat parents”, is a costly, time consuming and unnecessary battle. If the sytem would implement an easy online submission of yearly NOAs between BOTH parents not just the ‘payor’, with adjustment scale including overpayment credit system and/or back support owing payment-plan, monitored by FRO type agencies, then communicaiton between both parents would be much easier, court systems would not be inundated with these types of cases, and most importantly, the system would ensure ‘visitation’ is not compromised. Presently, too many ‘recipient parents’ are using arrears in child support as a means to manipulate children against the ‘payor parent’ and ruining their relationship with the parent due to lack of visitation.

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