• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

“Deadbeat” Parents

The term deadbeat parent refers to a mother or father who willingly fails to pay child support ordered by a family law court or statutory agency such as a child support agency. Alternative terms have included “deadbroke” and “turnip,” as in ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles