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Roddy White Paternity Ends With Him Acknowleding Child

Late last year FindLaw's Atlanta Family Law Blog discussed the news that Falcons star wide receiver, Roddy White, may be going through a paternity issue and might be having to take a test.

Well, it turns out that Roddy White ended up acknowledging the child with Atlantan Stacy Hott, reports TMZ.

As a result of the acknowledgment, Roddy White clarified the five-month-old child’s paternity. However, the question of whether child support will be paid, and for how much, still remains to be seen. Nothing much is reported about the mother, Stacey Hott.

However, it is likely that there will be child support here and it would be significant. As Stacey Hott’s attorneys reportedly wrote:

‘[White] is a professional athlete capable of providing generous support for the minor child commensurate with his earnings.’

White signed a six year contract worth $50 million with the Falcons in 2009, reports Straight From the A. White has three other children.

One interesting issue that sometimes arises in paternity cases is the question of whether it is only the biological father that must be legally recognized as father. This is because there are several different kinds of “fathers.”

  • Acknowledged Father - Someone that admits he is the father in an unmarried situation.
  • Presumed Father - Someone married to the woman when the child was born, or someone that held the child out as his own.
  • Equitable Father - A father who is not the biological or adoptive father, but who has a close relationship with the child or where the relationship is encouraged by the biological parents
  • Unwed Father - A man that impregnates a woman but doesn’t marry her.

For more information on paternity in Georgia, please see the resources below.

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