Hmm: Hunter Biden's Child Support Case Is Done... for Now

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Posted: Jan 28, 2020 6:50 PM
Hmm: Hunter Biden's Child Support Case Is Done... for Now

Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

Hunter Biden has been in an on-going child support case with his baby mama, Luden Roberts. The two met at Mpire Gentlemen's Club in Washington, D.C., where Roberts worked and Biden frequented. A DNA test recently confirmed that Biden is indeed the father, despite his repeated denials. Roberts has, understandably, gone after Biden for child support, health care and legal fees. 

From April 2014 to April 2019, Hunter was reportedly getting paid more than $50,000 a month by the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, the very employment that has been at the center of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. At the end of November, Biden filed a motion in the Arkansas Circuit Court of Independence for a protective order to shield his financial records from being made public. His attorneys argued that his financial records could be used "in an inappropriate or malicious manner for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with these proceeding."

The judge ultimately ordered both Biden and Roberts to fork over five years worth of financial documents. Biden has repeatedly said he cannot afford to pay child support because he has been unemployed since May 2019 and has incurred major debt from a divorce with his ex-wife, Kathleen Biden. But it was recently revealed that he purchased a $2.5 million dollar house in Beverly Hills, California in mid-June, although how much he paid for it is currently unknown.

Just a few days ago an Arkansas judge ordered Biden to appear in court to explain why he failed to turn over court-ordered financial records. On Monday, he finally showed up and agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of child support to Roberts. In addition to paying the child support, Biden also has to pay for Roberts' lawyers' fees, CNBC reported.

The settlement is retroactive to Nov. 2018, two months after the child is born. Whatever amount that was agreed to could increase or decrease, Independence County Court Judge Holly Meyer wrote in her order. She said she doesn't have enough financial documentation to make the amount permanent. 

Monday's order comes after Biden was going to be held in contempt of court for failing to produce financial documents. Another hearing is scheduled for Mar. 13th. If Biden produces the documents by Mar. 1 then the hearing will be canceled.