According to Fiona, since Frank refuses to work and most of them are uneducated, the family lives far below the federal poverty threshold for a family their size.Frank did attend college to study psychology, where he met Monica.
Frank returns home crying and tells Lip and Ian that Bianca has died.
In season 7, the Gallagher kids, except Liam, have had enough and kick Frank out of the house.
At the close of season 2, Fiona receives her GED and begins to take more interest in jobs.
In season 3, after Frank calls social services out of sheer spite, Fiona wins a court case (and with the admiration of the judge) is appointed her siblings' legal guardian. Towards the end of season 3, Fiona finally gets a more rewarding job with a cup manufacturing company.
They had only dated for about 2 weeks before they got married.
Frank bangs almost any available woman, resulting in the births of even more children.
He pays little attention to his children but can display care and concern for them in drastic circumstances.
In season 4, his liver fails, as the result of his chronic alcoholism.
The surgeon makes off with the money and one of Frank's kidneys, leaving Frank with his original failing liver.
Nevertheless, Frank is supplied with a replacement liver from the emergency room that allows him to continue drinking.
In season 5, a home beer still mishap causes Sheila to leave for good.