Paternity issues in child support matters are not uncommon. Beyonce Knowles may soon find out that she has a secret half-sister. Her father, Mathew Knowles, 63, is facing a paternity suit from 30 year old, Taqoya Branscomb, who alleges that Knowles is the father of her daughter. The child was born in 2010 in Harris County, Texas. Branscomb is attempting to force Knowles to take a paternity test along with requesting child support and attorney fees.
Paternity presumption in Pennsylvania may be archaic but still valid in this state. It is one of only a few states that maintain this presumption of paternity. Our Commonwealth's law, with its goal of supporting an intact family unit, has resulted in husbands supporting children who are not their biological offspring. In Pennsylvania, thanks to the paternity presumption, the answer to the question "Who's your Daddy?" may not be so easy to answer.