how about visitation - can a father still be a "deadbeat" because of their choices to not see their children?
here is something about deadbeat dads and how they're a "myth"
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I think that a guy should pretty much always pay for his children. After all, they are his child and it shouldn't just be left to the mother to pay for what the child needs. However, there are cases in which a father can't afford to do so, so I think he should maybe make up for it by spending more time with the child and taking them out, e. g. taking them to the park.
On the other hand, a father can pay however much he wants for his child, he could give the kid hundreds of pounds a week, but if he's not around to support and care for his child when he can then I would still consider him a deadbeat dad.