LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Reports indicate that the custody fight over the baby daughter of Anna Nicole Smith appears to be drawing to a close.
A source close to the Bahamas court hearing, which was held behind closed-doors, said Larry Birkhead, a former boyfriend of Anna Nicole, has won approval to travel to the US with 7-month-old Dannielynn. Birkhead said Wednesday that he is seeking to change his 7-month-old daughter’s birth certificate to list him as the father.
Court-ordered DNA tests earlier this month proved Birkhead to be the father of the baby.
Dannielynn could one day be worth a fortune if Smith’s estate wins a decades-long battle to inherit from her late oil tycoon husband J Howard Marshall.
Despite the tests, Birkhead has been locked in a custody battle with Smith’s mother, Virgie Arthur.