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Stern Wants to Declare Dannielynn Anna's Sole Heir

10/18/2007 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole Smith, Howard K. SternHoward K. Stern filed papers in a Los Angeles County court today, asking that the one-year-old daughter of Anna Nicole Smith be named the sole heir to the former Playmate's estate.

Anna Nicole named Stern, her longtime lawyer and companion, as executor of her estate in the 2001 will. Stern filed the position to clarify Anna's will -- which did not include her daughter Dannielynn, born last year.

When she drafted her will, Smith only had her son Daniel, who died three days after Dannielynn's birth. The will states that "although she did not expect to have any children in the future, if she did, she wanted them to share
equally in the trust created for Daniel ..."

Stern's petition says Anna Nicole did not update her will during the five months between Daniel's death, Dannielynn's birth and her own death on February 8. "As a matter of law, Dannielynn is a pretermitted heir," the petition states. A "pretermitted heir" is a person who likely stands to inherit under a will, but was not named in the document because the will's author did not know the heir existed (or would exist in this case) when it was written.

Baby Dannielynn, who currently lives with her father photographer Larry Birkhead, stands to inherit millions of dollars from the estate of Anna Nicole's late husband, oil billionaire J. Howard Marshall. Marshall left much of his huge estate to Anna, but his family has contested the will. A legal battle over Marshall's last wishes has been going on for years.
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616.

Santa    

Can I be a sperm donor if I go to prison Howie-sure you can be anything I tell you to be!

2487 days ago
617.

Santa    

Lucas-I am over at Topix with Suzanne and few others we have missed you and wanted to make sure you were ok.

2486 days ago
618.

Deb    

YOU ALL FALL INTO THE CATAGORY OF DUMB,STUPID,INACURATE,FIERCELY ASSININE

2486 days ago
619.

Deb    

YOU ALL SMELL BAD

2486 days ago
620.

Steven Segall PIMP # 1    

Vwergie, please don't give up, you were right all along you feared for the safety of Anna and Daniel with Stern and they are both dead and buried in a strange country. CORRUPTED , NONSENSE LAW BAHAMAS!

Posted at 12:15AM on Nov 5th 2007 by VERGIE WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG!!!

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Who is Vwergie?

2486 days ago
621.

Santa    

Howie cool not so bad co-ed prison now I feel better! What a gullible sweet idiot he is!

2485 days ago
622.

Santa    

Vwergie -Is a position Howie and I get into when we get a reverse Wedgie!

2483 days ago
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