One family law issue that sometimes comes up regarding children is the
issue of paternity. Paternity is an incredibly impactful issue, as whether
a given man is a child's father can impact whether the man can assert
custody rights regarding the child and whether the man can be ordered
to pay child support in relation to the child. Experienced attorneys can
provide individuals with assistance when it comes to
paternity matters, such as requests for DNA testing. DNA testing can play a significant
role in paternity cases.
Recently, in a celebrity paternity matter, a request for DNA testing has
been made. The matter involves the rapper Flo Rida.
In November 2013, a pregnant woman submitted legal papers claiming that
Flo Rida is the father of her as-of-yet unborn child and asking that he
be ordered to make child support payments.
According to the article on hollywood.com which reported on this story,
Flo Rida has expressed some doubts regarding whether the unborn child
is actually his. In relation to these doubts, he has asked for a DNA test
to be conducted regarding paternity. Purportedly, Flo Rida has agreed
to the following: he will make temporary child support payments if the
test shows that he is the child's father.
One wonders if the requested testing will be done and, if it is, what the
results of it will be. One also wonders, if the test does show that Flo
Rida is the child's father, what will ultimately happen child-support-wise
in the case.
Source: hollywood.com, "Flo Rida requesting DNA test to determine unborn child's paternity," March 30, 2014