Judge Finds Hunter Biden Did Have a Secret Baby in 2018: Why His Child Support Case Won't Go Away

PEOPLE.com | 1/13/2020 | Adam Carlson
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Nearly eight months after Vice President Joe Biden‘s son Hunter Biden was first sued in Arkansas, a judge there has found that he fathered a child with a local woman who said he was not recognizing or financially supporting their baby.

The order confirming paternity was issued last Tuesday. It refuted Hunter’s denial last year — including saying he and the woman, Lunden Roberts, had not even had sex.

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In the fall, after the suit was first filed by Roberts in Arkansas, Hunter submitted to a DNA test which showed he was the father, according to court documents reviewed by PEOPLE.

On Tuesday, the judge also granted Roberts primary custody of their child, who is now a toddler, with visitation for Hunter to be agreed upon by both parties at a later date.

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Still the case drags on: Both sides are set to return to court on Jan. 29 “for the purpose of addressing temporary child support for the minor child and other matters,” the presiding judge wrote recently. Permanent child support will be determined in May.

“That’s not common for a child support case to become this complex,” Roberts’ attorney Clint Lancaster tells PEOPLE. “It’s usually: Are you the child’s parent? Okay — how much are you going to pay for your kid? That’s not where we’re at. I can only speculate as to the reason why.”

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An attorney for Hunter declined to comment beyond what was available in the court record. A spokesman for Hunter did not return a call.

The court documents outline ongoing disputes between Hunter, 49, and Roberts, including Hunter’s concern that his personal and financial information could become public as part of the suit.

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The two sides sharply disagree on whether Hunter’s intransigence is a stalling tactic — verging on contempt — or a reflection of his caution after being the target...
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