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On behalf of Tasha K. Schaffner of Schaffner Family Law posted in paternity on Thursday, September 6, 2018.

Those who work in the entertainment industry face many temptations in life, including becoming involved in casual relationships. However, sometimes, those casual flings lead to a long-term commitment when a paternity test confirms one to be the father of a child. Kentucky residents who are seeking to either prove or dispel doubts concerning a child’s parentage can seek assistance from family law professionals.

It was recently reported that comedian and actor Eddie Murphy is expecting his 10th child. This will be his second child with his current partner. He has several children with his former wife to whom he was ordered to pay an astounding $15 million to settle their divorce. It was not reported what amount he may have been ordered to pay for child support.

During his divorce, the actor learned that he would be required to pay an estimated $51,000 per month for support for a daughter he had with a former singer. He initially denied being the child’s father; however, a paternity test confirmed that the child was his. He will continue making these payments until she reaches the age of 18, and over the course of those years, those payments are estimated to come to a total of $10 million.

The actor has enjoyed a long and successful career and is estimated to have a net worth around $85 million. While these payment amounts may sound extraordinary to the average person, most child support payments are based on a parent’s financial standing and ability to pay. Kentucky residents who need to establish paternity for a child in order to obtain these types of support payments may seek assistance from an experienced attorney.

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