Judge shields Hunter Biden's finances from public in child-support case – New York Post

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A judge ordered Hunter Biden’s financial records to be shielded from the public in an ongoing paternity case in Arkansas.
Circuit Judge Holly Meyer ruled Monday that all of the information the first son submits to the court related to his request to lower child-support payments, including financial records, will remain under seal.
Only attorneys on the case or expert witnesses retained to testify will be allowed access to the financial records, Meyer ruled.
In her order, Meyer addressed the political interest in Biden’s finances, which could include the names of those who bought his paintings and what they paid for them.
One was priced at nearly a quarter-million dollars at a gallery show late last year.
Both Biden and his Manhattan art dealer, Georges Berges, have refused to provide any information about the buyers.
“There is good cause for the protection of private information of the parties in this cause,” Meyers wrote, adding that “the court has no concern for the political nature or aspects surrounding this case.”
“This is a case about child support and the court has treated and will continue to treat these parties as any other members of this judicial district,” added Meyer, who began her term as a circuit judge in January 2019.
The paternity case was reopened last September after Biden sought to lower his child support payments to Lunden Roberts, the mother of his 4-year-old daughter, Navy Joan Roberts.
Biden’s income has been at the center of the case after he cited a “substantial material change in (his) financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income” as the reason to lower his payments to Roberts.
The amount he had been paying is not included in the filings.
In January, Roberts filed a motion to change her daughter’s last name to Biden, claiming it would improve her daughter’s life because it is “now synonymous with being well educated, successful, financially acute and politically powerful.”
However, Biden — who has been probed for his foreign business deals, battled alcohol and crack cocaine addictions, and was seen in leaked photos waving a gun around in the nude with a prostitute — said it would not be a good time for his daughter to take his presidential surname.
Instead, he argued that his daughter should decide for herself once “the disparagement of the Biden name is not at its height.”
Neither Roberts, her attorney, nor the attorney representing Biden responded to requests for comment.


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