What Is a Deadbeat Mom?


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A deadbeat mom is a mother who does not make child support payments after being ordered to do so by a court of law. Child support is not dependent on visitation rights. A deadbeat mom still has the legal right to visit her children, according to About.com.

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While deadbeat moms are not as common as deadbeat dads, they are becoming increasingly common. The state can take action against deadbeat moms, such as refusing travel documents or taking a share of unemployment compensation. Deadbeat moms who cannot make child support payments due to lack of funds may need a check on earnings and the support level adjusted to reflect current income.

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