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Will Virgie Get in Larry's Way? Today's Custody Fight Looms

4/13/2007 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Birkhead and Arthur tussle.We know that Larry Birkhead is Dannielynn's biological dad, but does that mean he'll get to take her home to L.A.? A hearing is scheduled for 2:30 PM EDT in the Bahamas, to determine who will get custody of the little girl -- we're an hour away from the start of the hearing.

Howard K. Stern has already told Birkhead he won't fight for custody now that Birkhead's been named as the father, but one wild card remains in the large form of Virgie Arthur.

Anna Nicole's mom has stated that she wants to be more than just the child's grandma.

TMZ will have all the custody-day action as it happens!

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31.

allison    

"Ignore the legal pundits who suggest that the judge will balance chauvinistic and parochial (i.e., cultural) prejudices that invariably favor granting guardianship to a grandmother instead of the biological father. Because that’s utter rubbish. More to the point, however, there is no evidence to suggest that Birkhead would be an unfit parent; whereas, there is relevant evidence, including Anna Nicole’s own damning (even if drug-induced) words and the documented troubles of her other children, to suggest that Mrs Arthur would not be a very fit parent at all."

From our Bahama lawyer who has been dead right about everything in this case: http://ipjn.com (scroll down to Tuesday's post)

2728 days ago
32.

OK!    

we're collecting money for larry? i'll give $2.00 where do i send it??????

2728 days ago
33.

Dee    

Get this case over with already!!!! I'm sick of hearing about it... I believe Larry should have custody of his daughter.... I also believe that Virgie should have Grand Parent visitation rights! I heard that the reason Daniel didn't contact Virgie his Grandmother was to feel loyal to his mom Anna Nicole.... I think that Danielynn has the right to know her grandmother, just like she has the right to know her real father....When Anna said all those things about Virgie, who know's how screwed up in the head she was at the time....I hope they don't mess that sweet baby girl up, before she even is old enough to formulate oppinions of her own!!!

2728 days ago
34.

IhateJon    

This whole thing with the Horizons house is just plain crazy!!! I think I'll go down to the Bahamas and find a house to squat in. Looks like no one would be able to put me out for a VERY LONG TIME!!! None of this makes any sense! Stern has NO STANDING to be allowed to continue to live in that house! Anna Nicole is DEAD. There is no will that has been probated appointing Stern as Executor. Why does the Bahamas not put him out already!

And then Stern gets to say how long the transition period is before Larry can leave with Dannielynn.

Larry you better get your custody order and march over to Horizons and take your child home. SCREW STERNS TRANSITIONAL PERIOD!! Just a ploy on his part to buy more time in that house!!!!

GET A JOB STERN AND PAY YOUR OWN RENT!!! Anna isn't here anymore to buy your shoes!!!

2728 days ago
35.

Riley    

All this fighting for position between Virgie and Birkhead has to be breaking HKS's heart. Those two jerks don't care one bit about the baby. They care about how much money they can make off her. Pictures, etc.

You people are so blind to the truth.

2728 days ago
36.

imitalian    

Well, I wonder why Vergie feels the need to take this to court? Doesn't she trust Larry to allow her to be a part of Dannielynn's life?

Seems suspicious to me.

2728 days ago
37.

Just Guessing    



"Large Form" of Virgie Arthur . Gee TMZ you are either afraid of L. Wood or working with him and Stern to continue your tiarade of defaming comments against her for no reason.

If it was Howard holding up the custody--which he still is now with his--"SLOW TRANSITION" or his "SQUATTING" in a house that isn't his-- would you say anything?

Coward (and Anna) is the reason this is all happening in the first place.

Nothing you can say will convince the normal and intelligent people that Virgie was correct in making claims in the event that Larry was not the dad. Anything to prevent Coward from hurting that child and keeping a child that was not his is to be commended.


P. S. Howard is a Kidnapper



2728 days ago
38.

They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

LARRY CAN CARE LESS ABOUT THAT BABY,HE JUST CUT A DEAL WITH SIX FIGURES DEAL WITH A MAJOR TV CHANNEL NBC,ENOUGH TO PAY OPRI AND STILL HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY,THIS GUY IS A SLUG,IT WASNT ABOUT THE BABY,IT WAS ABOUT THE MONEY

2728 days ago
39.

cmswin    

I have defended Virgie's rights as a grandmother and from things said about her without proven fact. Now I cannot defend her, Stern is now going to let Larry have the baby without a fight but if Virgie starts making waves it could all change. Larry should make no deal with her at this point because he may get Stern started again. I feel that Larry would win in the long run but why cause the thing to drag out any further for the sake of Dannilynn. Virgie I ask you to back off and go home and when Larry gets home then I am sure he will let you visit your granddaughter enough is enough.

2728 days ago
40.

Michelle    

#14, coolray, your comments are wrong. Right after Tuesday's hearing, Virgie stood outside the courthouse with her attorney, and had her attorney announce that they wanted co-guardianship and that this is a common practice in the Bahamas, etc., Virgie has no right to this child. Just love and support Larry and the baby and be a grandma. She had her chance--she raised Anna, she raised Daniel for some years, and now it is Larry's turn to raise his own child.

2728 days ago
41.

Riley    

#29....I'll give the sweat off my a** to help Larry. Does that help?

2728 days ago
42.

Peace of mind    

IF Birkhead agrees to anytime of vistitaion with Virgie...................HE DAM WELL BETTER PUT IN WRITING THAT SHE IS NOT TO EXPLOIT THE BABY AND MAKE HER SIGN AN AGREEMENT NOT TO TAKE OR SELL PICS OF THE CHILD.

Larry needs to get his child, take her to Cali, finish up lose ends, then move to KY where he will be with his family and he and his family get to know this child anyway from the media ho's, news outlets, paparazzi, etc!!!!!!!

2728 days ago
43.

lissa_karen    

The weirdness goes on and on and on and on..... Well I'm hoping this is all finally over today. And Larry and dannie can just start there lives. I don't think Virgie will do anything stupid, she said she would'nt so lets just hope she ment it. Unless she's going forward with the whole taking the bodies back to the states thing, then that lady is on the bad list again. Do you all think Larry will be able to get Dannie today????

2728 days ago
44.

Just me??    

This woman $$$$$$ is not a fit person to have anything other than a once or twice a year supervised visit with this child. Howard K. STERN SHOULD get to see her some...he has kept her safe for all this time. Please at least honor Anna's wishes regarding this child....She knew more about this woman $$$$$ than she ever told.

2728 days ago
45.

pattie in cali    

oh my gosh!!!!!!!!!. step off virgie, you shouldn't even be there, ya money hungry pig,

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