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Akon Claims Paternity of 2 Sons in GA Court

Akon, the man behind such enduring classics as "Smack That" and "I Just Had Sex," has gotten in trouble in the past over his overactive libido. You probably remember when the singer grinded on a 15-year-old fan back in 2007, drawing fire from conservative pundits Bill O'Reilly and Michelle Malkin, among others.

Now Akon seems to be stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for his sexcapades. Last month, the R&B star filed paternity documents in a Georgia court to gain custody of two children born out of wedlock, TMZ reports.

Akon currently has six children with three different women. Now he hopes to legally add two more to the mix.

Akon wants joint legal custody of the two boys, born in 2008 and 2009. Legal custody gives parents the right to make decisions about important aspects of their children's lives, including education, medical treatment, and religious instruction. If Akon is granted joint legal custody, he and the mother of the children will share decision-making responsibilities.

Under Georgia law, parents who aren't married must create a parenting plan in many circumstances, dictating how they intend to raise their children. If the parents share the decision-making power, they must explain how they intend to resolve deadlocked situations.

Paternity will also allow the boys' mother to claim child support from Akon. According to TMZ, Akon has even requested that his high income be considered in determining the amount of support. Considering Akon makes millions, his monthly payments could be pretty hefty.

Georgia's current child support formula involves a nine-step process. When determining child support, courts often take into account the financial resources of the custodial parent, the financial needs of the child, and the standard of living the child would've enjoyed had the parents married. To get a better idea of how child support is determined in the state, you can check out Georgia's child support calculator.

Akon's paternity filing also requests that the boys be able to inherit from him and that they keep his last name, Thiam. For the record, Akon's full legal name is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam.

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