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deadbeat

Physics
a. (of a system) returning to an equilibrium position with little or no oscillation
b. (of an instrument or indicator) indicating a true reading without oscillation

deadbeat

[′ded‚bēt]
(mechanics)
Coming to rest without vibration or oscillation, as when the pointer of a meter moves to a new position without overshooting. Also known as deadbeat response.
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However, despite your best efforts, there will always be a few deadbeats whom you will need to pursue.
However, in cases where the deadbeat parent had remarried, those agencies were allowed to hold the checks for up to six months, in case the couple had filed a joint tax return and the new spouse asked the IRS for his or her portion of the refund.
Both Tolman and Matthews agree, if the deadbeat client is more than 60 days past due, they rarely pay.
Sometimes the court files in these cases are voluminous because the deadbeat is pro se and is making a career out of dragging the custodial parent to court over trivial matters, thus jeopardizing employment and putting the custodial parent even more at the mercy of the deadbeat.
The subtitle for this handbook on tracking down negligent fathers is, "Tracking Down A Deadbeat Dad And Getting Child Support.
The stereotypical picture of the middle-aged man who trades his wife in for a younger woman, the abusive and/or deadbeat father who abandons his children after the divorce, fuels the legislative and juridical decisions in this country.
This prospect could be New York's number one deadbeat.
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Former New York Yankee outfielder and designated hitter Danny Tartabull is reportedly the "Most Wanted" deadbeat dad in Los Angeles.
And in 1,032 cases, the State was unable to make deadbeat dads cough up child maintenance because their name was not listed on the birth certificate.

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