Hunter Biden will have to see his baby mama in court if he wants to scrap paternity support for his four-year-old love child, DailyMail.com can reveal.
The First Son, 53, last year petitioned an Arkansas judge to reinstate the money he pays each month to Lunden Roberts, the mother of Marine Joan Roberts, the little girl he barely acknowledges is his. to calculate.
But Hunter’s feisty former flame refused to renegotiate and instead the pair will settle their differences in open court when the case moves to a two-day trial in July.
If the recovering drug addict wants to win, he has until May 22 to provide detailed financials to show why he suffered a “substantial” loss of income – all of which will be made public.
The president’s son will also have to submit to a statement in June giving 32-year-old Roberts’ lawyers a chance to grill him about his various businesses and shady overseas ventures.
Hunter Biden will have to see his baby mama Lunden Roberts in court for a two-day trial to reduce his child support payments, DailyMail.com can reveal
Hunter last year petitioned an Arkansas judge to reduce child support payments to Lunden Roberts for their daughter Navy Joan
They’ll also want to know how it’s possible that Hunter’s finances have plummeted as he sells paintings for up to $500,000 each under his new guise as an abstract artist.
Roberts won a reported $2.5 million settlement from Hunter after suing him in 2019 forcing him to take a DNA test to prove he was the father of Navy Joan during their 2017 affair.
The cute, blonde girl is the fourth of his five children, but neither he nor his parents Joe and Jill Biden have ever met the child or publicly acknowledged her existence.
Hunter claimed during the bitter 10-month case that he was “unemployed and had no monthly income,” despite living in a $12,000-a-month Hollywood rental and driving a Porsche.
But when an Independence County judge ordered him to provide financial records, he repeatedly failed to do so and instead settled out of court, with the two sides announcing a “global, final settlement of all matters.”
In September last year, Hunter reopened the case and pleaded poverty. He wrote: “Since the introduction of existing child support, there has been a substantial material change in the Movant’s financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income.”
Roberts refused to budge and upped the ante by petitioning the court to officially rename her daughter Navy Joan Biden — to “profit from carrying the Biden family name.”
Her attorney Clinton Lancaster also fired a new discovery request that raised hundreds of questions about Hunter’s assets, earnings, foreign business dealings in Ukraine and China, plus any payoffs to attorneys and agents.
Sources say the list also tailored to Hunter’s recent income, asking him to itemize all the artwork he’s sold in recent years, the names of the buyers, and any paperwork related to the purchases.
If Hunter goes ahead, he has until May 22 to provide detailed financials to show why he suffered a ‘significant’ loss of income
So far, Hunter has yet to comply, complaining that the lengthy interrogations are “vague and ambitious” and asking the court to drop some of the questions.
He also opposes the name change because it is “political warfare” against the Biden family and the new name will deprive the child of her “peaceful existence.”
In a case schedule obtained by DailyMail.com, Circuit Judge Holly Meyer is urging both parties to fully comply with discovery requests by May 22, a day before a pre-trial hearing.
The trial is scheduled for July 24-25, with Meyer warning the pair of frivolous delays, writing, “No continuation will be granted unless there is a good cause.”
Navy Joan was born in August 2018, but she kept a secret until Roberts sued Hunter for child support in her native Arkansas.
Her ex-lover claimed in his 2021 memoir, Beautiful Things, that in the aftermath of his 2017 divorce from Kathleen Buhle, he was on such a “rampage” that he couldn’t remember the names of the women he slept with. to remind.
“That’s why I later sued the Arkansas woman who had a baby in 2018 claiming it was mine — I couldn’t remember our meeting. I had so little connection with anyone,” Hunter wrote.
It was initially reported that Hunter met Roberts while she was working as a stripper at a DC club that Hunter frequented.
But texts from his infamous abandoned laptop proved she was indeed on the payroll at Rosemont Seneca, Hunter’s investment firm.
Neither Joe Biden nor Hunter ever met Navy Joan. Joe is seen holding his grandson Beau in the White House
Roberts and Hunter fathered Navy Joan around December 2017 while he was still in a relationship with his brother Beau’s widow, Hallie
Navy Joan doesn’t get the perks of having a president for a grandfather, nor the 24-hour Secret Service protection enjoyed by the rest of the Biden brood
She and Hunter conceived Navy Joan around December 2017 while he was still in a relationship with his brother Beau’s widow, Hallie.
The pair remained in touch throughout her pregnancy until he abruptly cut her off.
Hunter never saw Navy Joan and couldn’t get her out of a photo rig, according to court documents.
She has never met her grandpa Joe, 80, despite the fact that the president creeps out his six other grandchildren and regularly takes them to events and speeches.
Navy Joan will not get any of the perks nor the 24-hour Secret Service protection enjoyed by the rest of the Biden brood.
However, friends of the family say the youngster is “cute, loved, safe and very happy” growing up in rural Arkansas, blissfully unaware of her closeness to the caustic world of American politics.
In February 2022, Roberts gave testimony to a Delaware grand jury investigating Hunter for alleged tax crimes, joining a growing list of former business partners and associates implicated in the Justice Department’s classified three-year investigation into his foreign dealings.
According to her attorney, federal prosecutors were particularly interested in what she learned about Hunter’s finances.