|Before this devolves into man-bashing, remember that there are also deadbeat MOTHERS. These days, a lot of men have custody of their kids, for one reason or another and the mothers pay support.|
I will tell you one story that will make a man look good and the woman not so much.
I had a manager she told me a story about her deceased husband.
He had been married previously. His wife had an affair and got pregnant from it. It was pretty clear that the child was not his. ( different color ) However, he opened up his heart and wanted to work on their marriage. So he adopted the child.
Now, they ended up getting a divorce. She wanted child support he payed it. However, he ended up getting kidney disease. Finally he was unable to work. In a wheel chair at one point. He could not pay child support. She went after him. He was given a jail sentence. And after he was done with doing his dialysis from the hospital, he would go to jail and sever "his time". On the weekend. My manager was married to him at this point. He did die from his illness though.