Bahamian judge mulling Anna Nicole Smith daughter custody issues
UPI News Service, 02/23/2007
A Bahamian judge kept in place an injunction prohibiting Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter, Dannielynn, from leaving the country.
Judge Stephen Isaacs also ordered attorneys in the custody case to be in his courtroom Monday after conducting closed-door hearings on custody questions for more than two hours in family court, The Miami Herald said.
Smith's estranged mother, Virgie Arthur, who is seeking guardianship of the girl, filed the suit asking the judge to remove the child from the house where she lives with Howard K. Stern.
The baby, who was born in the Bahamas in September, is the subject of a paternity dispute. While Stern, Smith's partner, is listed as the father on the birth certificate, several men, including Smith's ex-lover, Larry Birkhead, are claiming to the child's father.
Smith has filed a paternity suit in California, as has Prince Frederic von Anhalt, the husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor.