For the past few days there has been chatter that Beyonce is pregnant with her husband rapper, Jay-Z’s child. However, Beyonce’s rep confirmed that she was indeed not pregnant. What we can confirm is that Beyonce’s father and manger, Mathew Knowles has been determined to be the father of his mistress, Alexandra Wright’s baby, Nixon. Last October of 2009, Wright filed a paternity action against Knowles and alleged that she had an 18 month affair with Knowles. Subsequently thereafter, Knowles was ordered to pay temporary child support to Wright in the amount of $8,200 per month.
From an Orange County divorce attorney perspective, now that Mr. Knowles has been confimred the father, his obligation to support his child will continue until further order of court, the child turns 18, turns 19 and is still a high school student, dies, emancipates or marries, whichever occurs first. Several media outlets blogged about whether Knowles’ child support obligation would increase given that he was confirmed the father. The answer is no. For the most part, child support is based upon timeshare with the child and the incomes of the parties.
If you are involved in a paternity action in Los Angeles County or Orange County, please contact an Orange County divorce attorney to discuss your rights.