A Look at Deadbeat Dads and Child Support Cases
by Traciy Curry-Reyes
About Those Child Support Payments
Collecting child support from dead beat dads is a difficult task, and most single moms aka baby mamas or divorced women never see a dime. Most states have severe consequences for not paying child support.
1996 In the state of Alabama the judge started revoking and suspending the driver's licenses of deadbeat moms and deadbeat dads who did not pay. The controversial ruling became known as pay or walk.
In 2004 a family court judge in Kentucky, Judge D. Michael aka Mickey Foellger, tried to make dead beats dad pay by making it mandatory that they get a vasectomy if they could not afford to pay child support.
Backlash and Support for Fathers Accused of Non Payment
There are many groups aimed at supporting fathers and lowering the payments that they have to pay when having financial hardships. They want the public to know that a father's inability to pay is not always because they are trying to get back at their ex, but sometimes the fees are actually too high. Fathers are also facing the challenge of not being able to see their children when they fall behind on payments.
List of Dead Beat Dad Cases
2011: Dr. Donald Lee Roberts, 61, wanted to avoid paying support for his child so much so that he left the country in order to avoid paying. He was eventually jailed and sentenced for failing to pay his child support dues.