What a tangled web Anna Nicole has weaved…. according to statements made by Anna Nicole’s mother Vergie Arthur, she states that Nicole’s will is a “phantom will,” and is “not valid because it was not filed in court.”
Anna Nicole fans and onlookers are saying just remove Howard K. Stern as the executor of the will, but even if Howard K. Stern is removed as the executor of the will this will still leave his longtime friend over the will.
The 2001 will that was ordered to be presented on Friday, more than a week later after her death says that Smith stated,”I have intentionally omitted to provide for my spouse and other heirs, including future spouses and children and other descendants now living and those hereafter born or adopted.” It also states that all property of her estate should be given to longtime companion Howard K. Stern to hold in trust for her son, who died a few days after she gave birth to her daughter Dannielynn in September of 2006.
The Battle for The Body
After hearing Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin on Thursday there’s no doubt he has already made his mind up about the body of Anna Nicole, but hasn’t stated it to everyone. If you were listening carefully to the judge the answers were already there.
Since then, Judge Seidlin appointed a Miami attorney, Richard Milstein, as guardian ad-litem to represent the child and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., attorney Shane Kelley not involved in the case to assist him and give recommendation on what should be done.
“I want you to give me a road map of where I go here,” Seidlin said to Shane Kelley via speakerphone. “I’m between the Bahamas and Texas.”
As administrator ad-litem, Kelley will research the case and hear the attorneys’ positions before giving Seidlin his recommendation Tuesday morning, February 20, 2007.
Friday, the judge ordered Nicole’s decomposing body to be embalmed after another DNA sample was taken on late Thursday for the ongoing paternity battle for Dannielynn.
“When we bury her, I want it to be forever,” Seidlin said.
The judge wants to ensure that Smith’s body would never be exhumed.
Howard K. Stern and Anna Nicole’s mother Vergie Arthur have been fighting over where her body should be buried since she died on last Thursday. Vergie Arthur wants her daughter to be buried in her home state of Texas, while Howard K. Stern wants her to buried in the plot Anna Nicole bought next to her son Daniel in the Bahamas.
Howard K. Stern who hasn’t been present for the past few hearings was ordered by Judge Larry Seidlin to appear in court Tuesday to discuss what he knows of Smith’s wishes for burial.
Stern’s attorney Krista Barth said a Bahamian court will handle will-related matters. Under Bahamian law, the will’s executor, which is Stern, can decide where and how the deceased will be buried. Now the question that is left in everyones mind is, if the will was drew up in the United States, shouldn’t it be handled in the U.S. and not the Bahamas?