Tuesday 11 September 2012, 11:21 | By

Akon files for paternity of two sons

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Akon

Akon has filed documents at the Georgia Superior Court requesting that he be formally identified as the father of two of his sons, born in 2008 and 2009 respectively and presumably with no legal father currently listed.

According to TMZ, the Petition For Legitimation asks that he be formally granted joint custody of the children, and that child support be formally set – for which he has requested that his high income be taken into consideration (which presumably it would have been anyway, but it’s a nice gesture). He also wants to ensure that there are no questions regards the two boy’s right to inheritance on his death, and that they be granted the legal right to use his surname, Thaim, as their own.

A source told TMZ: “Akon has been a father to the boys since they were born, and this is just a necessary step to make sure he is legally recognised as such”.

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