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"Weak" Virgie Defeated in Court -- Larry Finally Free to Go

4/27/2007 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Virgie -- LarryThere is no one else standing in Larry Birkhead's way.

Virgie Arthur's last-ditch appeal to block Dannielynn's biological father from leaving the Bahamas with the infant has just been denied. And to add insult to injury, the judge verbally and financially smacked Arthur, calling the appeal "weak" and ordering her to pay $3,000 in attorney's fees for wasting the court's time.

At one point, the judge reportedly said that he was "perplexed" as to why the case even made it into his courtroom.

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76.

a concerned gram    

Thank God this much is over! Vergie needs to go home and think about what she has done. Larry and his precious little girl will have the support of HIS family. Are you there yet?

2635 days ago
77.

GrandmaToo    

I do believe the following bit of information will explain Virgie's chances in any court system in any of the 50 states........ I would honestly believe, its a losing battle..


By Child Custody Coach

Published: December 29, 2006

If you ask your friends or colleagues, most of them will tell you that grandparents do not have a common law right to see their grandchildren if the parents object. These people are right in many respects. Interestingly, there is no basis in constitutional law regarding grandparent visitation rights in the United States. However, it is interesting to know that grandparents can be entitled to visitation and custody rights with grandchildren in some cases.
In order for a grandparent to obtain visitation rights, the grandparent may have to present evidence to the court that the absence of visitation rights would be harmful or detrimental to the child’s health and welfare. Parents have a fundamental right to the care, custody, and management of their child. Therefore, for such external interference to be imposed, the grandparent generally has to show that there is a sufficient reason for the court to allow visitation. It is often difficult to prove harm to the child if visits are not granted. Some courts or judges may also fear that allowing grandparent visitation rights could be harmful to parental authority. It could also create intergenerational disputes which could be even more detrimental to the child and/or be contrary to the child’s best interest. Courts often recommend that parent and grandparents reach an agreement out-of-court. However, the laws related to grandparent visitation rights are often changing and developing.
Under specific circumstances, grandparents can be granted custody rights for the child. When one parent is deceased, the surviving parent, if deemed fit, is typically preferred for custody. But if both parents are deceased, the courts may decide to award the custody of the child to the grandparents, since a blood relative is often preferred. Even in this situation, the grandparent has to present key evidence to the court that the child would be better off if he/she had custody of the child compared to other blood relatives or third parties. The court can make its decision taking into account the age, health, and financial ability of the grandparent to properly support and care for the child.
For the latest on laws and developments in your jurisdiction concerning grandparent custody and visitation rights, you should consult with an attorney in your area.

2635 days ago
78.

Tracy    

by confrontations hurt.... So your saying Anna was was a drug addict. Well the very fact that she was and that she was raised by a misfit of a mother, you want DL to be raised in that same environment. I Thank God Larry has her and a family that is not as morally in the gutter as Virgie is.

2635 days ago
79.

Cari    

I am so happy for Larry if I was him I would take his Baby girl far away from Mommie Dearest
But please Virgie DONT COME BACK TO TEXAS WE DONT WANT YOUR FAT BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!

2635 days ago
80.

Liz    

CONGRATULATIONS LARRY!!! After all this time, you finally get to take your baby home :):):) She is a beautiful girl and is lucky to have you as a father. I hope you and your family will get the peace that you deserve. God bless you and Danielynn.

Sorry Verg...time to catch that flight back to Texas.

2635 days ago
81.

phoebesmom    

Poor old Virgie. Maybe these are her last ditch efforts to keep some connection to her long-estranged daughter, BUT she's really looking pathetic at this point and really starting to look like she wants $$$$ rather than "just wanting to be the grandmother", as she claimed in front of the cameras. And, drugged or not, maybe there is something to what Anna Nicole said about her mom. Take your baby girl and run for the USA Larry and don't look back!

2635 days ago
82.

princess    

HA HA HA HA HA Well she fiinally got what she deserves....... I'm so glad to bad they dont make her pay the money before she leaves , or put her fat ass in Jail.... This is one very greedy ,selfish Bi*ch, .......She should be ashamed of herself, but people like ths have no shame at all

2635 days ago
83.

Lynn    

How can anyone now doubt why Anna never wanted her daughter to be near Virgie? She's evil.

2635 days ago
84.

carol    

Stands to reason Howard has been advised by some legal advisor to take a softer stand. Right now he is looking like a somewhat decent individual but let's not forget what has already transpired. This man kept someone else's child, for ransom, if you want to call it that becasue according to him "It's what Anna wanted?" Well for a lawyer to say that is really stupid. Anna didn't have the right to pick select fathers. Biology does that and for Howard to aid and abet her is something he is going to have to be held accountable for. That and being an enabler to Anna. Lord knows what role he played in Daniel's death? Let the inquest begin? IF he hadn't done l/2 the things he did, Larry wouldn't have to go through all that he did. Imagine what it has cost him - financially, mentally, emotionally. Bad enough for a "normal" man to do what he did, but here's an
Attorney helping someone run to another country to avoid legal proceedings, put your name on a birth certificate for another man's child (that's digusting). Howard hasn't changed. He still will have to be held accountable for his past actions.

2635 days ago
85.

Mary T.    

Your all caps story SCREAMS....Most people don't read them!!!!!!!!!!!

2635 days ago
86.

Tracy    

My god JR is that your brain on crack. You are truly an idiot.

2635 days ago
87.

Michelle    

It's about damn time some judge gave this money-attention seeking scank a financial slap.
Since that is all she cares about (Money), maybe this will be the end of her nonsense. She wasn't there for her daughter while her boyfriend was abusing her, now she wants her grandaughter, I don't think so. Virgie needs to crawl back under the rock she came from.

2635 days ago
88.

Jill Ann    

Virgie can only SUE in Kentucky for the RIGHT to visitation, and the Statue cites it is """ BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD """"
Posted at 12:26PM on Apr 27th 2007 by A Mamaw in Kentucky

That's good news. The key words, """ BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILD """"

2635 days ago
89.

susan    

WHO THE HELL IS PAYING NOT ONLY VERGIE'S LEGAL BILLS BUT HER HOUSEING AND FOOD (SHE HAS PACKED ON SOME MORE POUNDAGE SINCE SHE HAS BEEN THERE!)

SHE IS A RETIRED CIVIL SERVICE WORKER. SEEMS SHE WAS OUT TO BANKRUPT LARRY.

WHAT IS THAT BIT THAT SHE WANTED DANILYNN IF LARRY DIED? WHAT WAS SHE PLANNING THERE? HE IS A HEALTHY, 34 YEAR OLD MALE?

2635 days ago
90.

MARIE    

I am so Glad Virgie Lost ,,,To Larry Take Your Baby And Keep her away From That Bitch virgie she is money hungry,,,,,,God Bless You And Danielynn

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