14/9/19 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.