Legal Implications of Anna Nicole Smith and Baby Dannielynn

@birthlady (5613)
United States
March 8, 2007 3:21pm CST
Did Anna Nicole Smith REALLY have a legal right to bury her son Daniel, and be buried herself, in the Bahamas? The legalities of Anna Nicole's immigration status are in question because of ownership of the home she resided in is in question. Most importantly, it came out in court that Anna Nicole chose to move to the Bahamas to FLEE paternity claims of Larry Birkhead, and moved to the Bahamas because of their "single mother friendly" laws. Anna Nicole's original intent to flee legal issues of paternity make me wonder if her buriel is legal. What do you think?
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Mar 07
actually im not so familiar with anna nicole story...but i have seen parts of it though..does a burial have some laws too?? how or when should it be legal plss informed me on this plss
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Mar 07
There was a televised court hearing over the burial that was mostly about who had next of kin rights to Anna's body...which was awarded to the baby, Dannielynn. Anna's mother had petitioned the court for next of kin and she lost. I guess burials DO have laws, it was a "potter's law" that was evoked to give baby Dannielynn legal custody of her mother's body. Potters laws in the state of Florida are regarding persons who die with no obvious next of kin.
• United States
8 Mar 07
I think everyone should just butt out and let the poor girl rest in peace!
@birthlady (5613)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I don't think she's bothered much right now.