if you think about it meaning only money, contemplate as to whether the judgement against the father is fair - i. e. does it still leave him enough to live on after the support payment? does the inability to pay in this situation still qualify as him as a "deadbeat?"
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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a deadbeat dad can be one who sends money but chooses not to see his child. this isn't talked about as much but its way worse than one who sees his child and loves his child but is too poor to financially support.
as far as whether the child support judgement on the father is fair, perhaps he needs to get a second job? children are really expensive. most single mothers i know struggle like hell and a lot of them are on goverment aid bc the jobs they do have aren't enough to live on. so of course it would make sense for child support payments to be hard on men because kids are really expensive. i dont think guys should just get off with paying like $100/month just because anything more wouldn't be comfortable for them, shit downsize or get a second job then0