Halle Berry and Gabriel Aubry have been battling it out in court over their daughter Nahla ever since their split. Halle just dumped her LONG time lawyer Neal Hersh and hired a pitbull attorney to help her with the battle. Here’s TMZ explanation:
Here’s the lowdown. Our sources tell us Halle wants to go after her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry with nuclear weapons — metaphorically speaking — and she thinks Hersh is too much of a gentleman to wage that kind of legal war, even though he has guided Halle through 2 divorces, a custody war and various other legal skirmishes.
So we’ve learned Halle has hired Stephen Kolodny, who is legendary in L.A. legal circles for the level of legal warfare she so wants. You may recall Kolodny repped Mel Gibson in his epic battle with Oksana Grigorieva — and that got kinda nasty.
Kolodny has already gone to court with Halle. We’ve learned last Thursday the new duo went to dependency court to have more restrictions placed on Aubry. The dependency judge has already ordered that Gabriel can only have contact with Nahla in the presence of a monitor. On Thursday, we’re told the judge voiced additional concerns and ordered Gabriel to return the child to Halle earlier than the 6 PM deadline on days he has custody.
Kolodny will have his hands full trying to convince the family law judge that Halle should be able to move to France with the child because she’s concerned about paparazzi and safety.
I know that we don’t REALLY know everything that goes on, but from what we see/read, I feel bad for Gabriel. He seems to have to fight for every minute with his daughter – and with a monitor watching. I understand that some women can get really freaky overprotective and it’s hard to deal with the fact that you aren’t in control of their time away from you, but man! Poor Nahla.