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Child support, paternity test for rapper Gucci Mane

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

More often than not, when a child is born out of wedlock in Texas, the single mother makes a claim for a court order that may award child support. At that point, the judge must determine if the man involved is in fact the father of the baby. If the father does not acknowledge paternity, the court generally requires that paternity testing be used to determine the truth. And if the test confirms the parentage, the child custody and support proceedings continue under state guidelines.

With these issues in mind, Texas readers may be interested in a child support case involving the popular rapper, Gucci Mane (whose real name is Radric Davis). The rapper recently agreed to pay over $2,000 per month in child support payments for his 4-year-old son. It was reported that the rapper makes upwards of $25,000 per month. But before the legal proceedings were resolved, the issue of paternity for the young boy had to be addressed. Testing confirmed that the rap artist is indeed the father of the boy. In addition to support payments, the mother was awarded primary custody, and visitation rights were given to Gucci Mane when his schedule permits.

In any legal proceeding for child custody or support, it is the right of the man said to be the father to demand paternity testing. Fortunately, in this day and age, it is relatively easy to determine parentage through a simple medical procedure. Once parentage has been established, Texas courts generally decide child support orders based on the respective incomes of the parents and the amount of support provided by the state.

Source: 411mania.com, "Rapper Gucci Mane agrees to pay child support," Chad Webb, Dec. 12, 2011

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