The President’s Son, Hunter Biden, has settled his child support case in Arkansas, according to a court filing released Thursday.
The settlement, announced in Arkansas state court, ends a bitter dispute between President Joe Biden’s younger son and Lunden Roberts, the mother of their 4-year-old child, over reducing his child support payments.
Biden was ordered in 2020 to pay child support, though he was seeking to lower the payments to Roberts, who had his daughter Aug. 28, 2018.
The president’s son, who is trying to launch a career as a painter, also agreed to provide several of his paintings, which could be sold to benefit his young daughter.
Coupled with his impending guilty plea to federal tax offenses, it appears that the president’s son is taking significant steps to put to rest some of his long-simmering legal entanglements. However, the legal resolutions won’t end the political drama surrounding Hunter Biden, the White House, Republican lawmakers, and GOP presidential contenders.
The child support case began as a paternity dispute in 2019, after Lunden Roberts, an Arkansas woman, gave birth to a girl and claimed Hunter Biden was the father.
He denied paternity, but after a DNA test confirmed that he was the father, he eventually agreed in 2020 to pay $ 20,000 a month in child support.
“The child shall select the painting which shall either be sent to the child or sent to a gallery designated by Lunden Roberts,” the agreement states. “The net proceeds of any sales of paintings shall be wired to an account designated by Lunden Roberts.”
Roberts also agreed to drop her attempts to rename their daughter. She had petitioned to give the girl, who is now 4, the last name Biden, arguing that it carried prestige and cachet. Hunter Biden had resisted the move.
The New York City gallery exhibiting Hunter Biden’s work in 2021 estimated his paintings to be worth between $75,000 and $500,000 apiece — numbers that previously raised concerns about the possibility that someone would buy the art as a way to curry favor with the Biden family.
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