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Kim Kardashian, Kanye West Announce Pregnancy

Kanye West dropped a bombshell on stage Sunday night by singing, "God brought us a whole new plan, baby. 'Cause now you're having my baby."

That's right. Kim Kardashian is pregnant with Kanye's baby, according to TMZ. To complicate matters, Kim is still technically married to Kris Humphries -- a fact that could affect the paternity determination.

"It's true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby," Kim wrote in a blog post, according to People. "We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us."

The pregnancy comes at a strange time for Kim. Her drawn-out divorce from Kris Humphries is still pending. That could be a problem.

In most states, including Georgia, if a married woman becomes pregnant, her husband is legally presumed to be the father. So how can Kanye and Kim overcome that presumption?

If an unmarried couple agrees that the man is the child's father, they'll just need to do some paperwork to establish his paternity. The two can sign a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity and file it with the state. Once that's filed, the child's birth certificate will be amended to include the father's name.

Not all cases are that simple, however. If paternity is in question, a man will probably want to ensure that he's the child's biological father before assuming parental responsibilities. That's where paternity tests come in.

The tests are usually based a blood or DNA sample. Overall, the tests are generally 90 to 99 percent accurate -- accurate enough to exclude individuals who aren't the biological father.

Once paternity has been established, an unmarried couple can get a judicial determination, ensuring that the father has parental rights and the mother is entitled to child support if necessary.

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