Halle Berry Hires New Lawyer for Custody Case

Published by on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 10:00 am.

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Halle Berry’s baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry, isn’t fazed that the Oscar winning actress has ditched her long time attorney, Neil Hersh, for legal heavyweight, Stephen Kolodny, in her ongoing custody battle with him over their daughter Nahla. In fact, he feels it helps his case.

Last we reported, Halle was trying to secure permission from a judge for her and Nahla’s move to France to be with Berry’s fiancé Olivier Martinez, a move Aubry vehemently rejected. This development came shortly after Halle’s nanny alleged that Gabe physically attacked her while she was holding Nahla, a claim he vehemently denied. According to RadarOnline.com a judge ruled recently that Gabe’s visitation with his daughter must be supervised, and that he isn’t allowed to have her for overnight visits.

Since the family judge hasn’t given a ruling on Halle’s request for the move to France, the actress has decided to change lawyers, hiring Kolodny because “he is known as a bulldozer.” Unfortunately for the Monster’s Ball star, a formal ruling on her move  could take up to a year.

In the mean time, Gabriel is doing everything he can to prove he is the best parent possible, also spending as much time as permitted with his daughter. “Gabe’s attending his court ordered anger management sessions and parenting classes,” says one source. “He isn’t a bad guy, he is trying to be the best dad possible to Nahla.”

In the end Gabe feels his exes decision to switch lawyers could help him because “he thinks it shows how desperate and impatient she is.” As far as Halle’s desire to move to France, he believes it’s just another plot to keep him out of Nahla’s life.

The source says Aubry feels that, in the end,  Nahla is the collateral damage in all of this.

She sure is, Gabe. But do you think Halle’s paying any attention to this?

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