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This week on CWCW we'll discuss "Deadbeat Dads" and why this is so prevelant in today's society. Why do these men choose not to participate in raising their children. What are the effects of dads not being in their kid's lives. These questions and more will be answered.
Tonight's show is about deadbeat dads. The men who call themselves fathers but don't see their kids, don't spend quality time with them, and don't contribute financially. The percentage of men who neglect their kids is constantly growing and this is a major concern.
What we'd like to know is why this is happening and what can be done to start preventing it. Ask yourself: How important is it for a child to have a father? Is it fair that most women are left to raise their children by themselves?
These are some disturbing issues and they will be addressed on tonight's show so make sure you tune in.
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First we're talking about all the infidelity going on in Hollywood. Why is everybody making a big deal about stars cheating. Then we're switching topics to deadbeat dads. Why do men not know how to step up to the plate when it comes to their kids?
When marriages break apart, often it is the mother who is granted custodial rights to the children, and the father is instructed to pay a certain amount of his income to the family for child support. But what happens when fathers don't pay the court ordered financial support? Some men have been arrested and jailed for being "deadbeat dads." Is this really an incentive for a father to pay for his child's well being? Some fathers are bitter at mothers and choose to avoid their families because of this. Isn't fatherhood more than a paycheck? Many men don't come around their families if they are going through financial hardship. What should father's do when they just don't have the money to pay? What should we do to encourage fathers to continue to be involved in their children's lives even when the relationship between the mother and father is over?
While many women are celebrating Mother's Day, others are having to deal with the emotional and financial frustration caused having a deadbeat dad in their life. Tune into "The Dedan Tolbert Show" for a special Mother's Day rebroadcast of my special on how to avoid dealing with Deadbeat Dads and other types of psychos. Listen 7 nights a week by calling 646 200 0366 or online at www.dedantolbert.com
Nearly 11 million fathers in the United States do not live with their children. Two-thirds of these fathers do not pay formal child support.1 Society is rightly concerned about the widespread failure of absent fathers to contribute to their children's support. And a variety of recent policy initiatives are strengthening the enforcement tools necessary to ensure that "deadbeat dads" are identified and required to fulfill their child support responsibilities.
But what exactly is a deadbeat dad? Most people would agree that he is someone who shirks his duty for no good reason. Our data show that 4.5 million nonresident fathers who do not pay child support have no apparent financial reason to avoid this responsibility. None of these fathers are poor. On the other hand, these data also show that 2.5 million nonresident fathers who do not pay child support are poor themselves.Although this brief focuses on poor nonresident fathers, it is important to keep in mind the wider context of child support avoidance. Poor fathers are only about one-quarter of all nonresident fathers (figure 1). Even though nonpoor fathers are more likely than poor fathers to pay child support (44 percent versus 10 percent), for every poor father who does not pay child support, there are nearly two nonpoor fathers who do not pay.Of the 2.5 million poor nonresident fathers who do not pay child support, the two largest groups are black (41 percent) and white (40 percent), with Hispanic fathers (14 percent) accounting for most of the rest. The average age of poor nonresident fathers is 34 years, about two years older than the average poor custodial mother who does not receive child support.For poor mothers, the message from Congress is twofold. First, poor mothers should go to work to support their children. But second, if they do so, the government will provide certain supports to help.
American fathers get a bad rap. Unfairly stereotyped by critics left and right, male and female, at best the American father is generally portrayed as a second class parent. Worse still are the common images of fathers as deadbeats, philanderers, and abusers. However, research indicates that the overwhelming majority of American fathers are none of these.
Bad Rap #1 Men often desert their wives and children.
Actually, two-thirds or more of all divorces involving couples with children are initiated by mothers, not fathers.
A randomized study of 46,000 divorce cases published in the American Journal of Law and Economics found that in only 6% of cases women claimed to be divorcing abusive husbands, and that adultery was cited by women as a cause of divorce only slightly more than by men. Surveys of divorced couples show that the reasons for their divorces are generally a lack of closeness or of "not feeling loved and appreciated." It is usually women, not men, who are abandoning their spouses.
Bad Rap #2 Many, if not most, divorced and unwed fathers are "deadbeat dads."
Studies show that the overwhelming majority of steadily employed divorced fathers pay their child support. According to a US Government Accounting Office report, two-thirds of those fathers who do not pay their child support fail to do so because they are financially unable to do so, a figure verified by single mothers' explanations of why their exes were not paying child support. Most "dead beat dads" are either poor, unemployed, disabled, or in prison. Overall, 75% of the nearly $15 billion in child support owed annually is paid.
Join us as we discuss more ideas of what some call a "Bad Rap" towards American fathers that will be discussed on DPRADIOXL on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:00 pm on Blogtalkradio.
Tune in this Tuesday (6/19/2012) @ 11 pm est for "Deadbeat Dads, Get Ready To Feel The Heat" on Deep, Dark, n Dirty as we discuss over 20 things that can happen to a deadbeat dad for not paying child support. Join us in the Chatroom @ www.blogtalkradio.com/knowurenemy or Call in @ (917)889-3369 We hope to see you soon. Thanks!
The role of a father in the family structure is essential to the overall development or lack thereof of each child. Children who grow up without their fathers develop insecurities and voids that can not be easily filled. Enter the DADDIES...they say "Not my child. I will be there for mine! I will not drop a seed and then not nurture it and watch it grow"...BRAVO fellas!
There's a lot of conversation privately and publically about deadbeat dads. But, what about the fathers who do right? All men certainly can't be deadbeat fathers...right? Of course not! How do the good fathers deal with the drama with the mother(s) of their children? What drives them to be different than the fathers that choose not to be active in their children's lives? What are the challenges of good fathers? What are their triumphs? We will talk to some DO RIGHT DADDIES...join us and DON'T BITE YOUR TONGUE!