Certified law expert Stacy Phillips says the answers regarding the paternity and custody of Smiths baby, Dannielynn, and who inherits Smiths fortune lie in the former Playmates legal will assuming one exists.
Phillips says if Smith made her wishes known in her will regarding the fate of Dannielynn, then whoever Smith grants custody to in the will gets to keep the baby.
Smiths wishes can only be trumped if a biological father is determined, in which case Dannielynns custody would be legally granted to the father, no matter what Smiths will says.
However, if the father is declared unfit for parenthood, a long custody battle over the baby will take place.
Even more complicated: Phillips says no matter whos granted physical custody of Dannielynn, the will may still determine who gets to handle Dannielynns inheritance.
So even if Howard K. Stern isnt the father, he may still end up controlling Dannielynns fortune if thats what Smith directed in her will.
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