So let’s just start off by saying that trifling acts have no color. In his custody battle with Halle Berry, former lover Gabriel Aubrey has asked the family judge for tens of thousands of dollars from Berry in order to maintain a “proper home” for daughter Nahla, reports TMZ.
On December 30, Aubrey filed for joint custody of Nahla, requesting that the court formally recognize him as the Father. Berry also formally agreed to Aubrey’s fatherhood claim. With his joint status, though, he can request to receive child support from Berry, but what he’s asking for may seem dubious to some.
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Aubrey is now reportedly asking the courts to force Berry to give him between $15,000 to $20,000 a month in child support, because, Nahla needs “to live in surroundings to which she has become accustomed.” This money, in part, is needed for Nahla’s clothes and their visits to Canada to visit his family.
Halle should totally pay for that, don’t you think?
Obviously, Berry isn’t taking his latest request laying down. In preparation, she supplanted longtime lawyer, Neal Hersch, with the reported tougher-than-nails Stephen Kolodny, who represented Mel Gibson in his marital warfare with Oksana Grigorieva, late last month.
With her new representation, Berry has been able to paint Aubrey as an unfit Dad. The family judge recently ruled that Nahla can only be in the presence of her father when a monitor is present. Berry and her legal team will likely continue to disparage Aubrey’s capabilities as a parent, with the hopes of foiling his joint custody filing.
If Aubrey isn’t able to get joint custody, then he will also not be able to cash in on his sizable child support demands.
And the plot continues to thicken.