Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Hunter Biden is being sued in Arkansas for paternity and child support.
I don’t know anything about Arkansas child support law, but if this were a Minnesota case, our law requires the court to set child support based on income. Where income has changed downward, the court can rule that the obligor is intentionally self-limiting his income to avoid paying child support. In that case, the court can set child support based on imputed income.
Suppose you are Hunter Biden’s lawyer. He formerly made $80,000 per month for sitting on the board of a corporation. He no longer has that job. Do you concede that the board job was a legitimate job so his earning ability is $80,000 per month and set child support based on that? When he fails to pay, they’ll find him in contempt and throw him in jail.
Or do you assert that the corporate job was phony, he was just a bagman for his dad to collect bribes from foreigners and now that his dad is out of office, the kid has no ability to earn the same level of bribe money so child support must be set lower?
You might get the kid out of paying child support, but what does it say about his dad, the candidate, and about President Trump’s phone call for which he just got impeached?
Answer, you quit. Hunter Biden’s lawyers just resigned from the case. I bet I know why.
You can lie to the public, to a FISA court, or to a Democrat-controlled House with great, consequence-free effect.
But a family court? Where county money is at stake? Good luck with that.