Halle Berry is making some major moves to take custody of her daughter Nahla away from her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry, and it's shaping up to be a dirty fight.
Berry just fired her longtime lawyer Neal Hersh -- the guy that repped her through her two divorces and lots of other legal issues -- and replaced him with Stephen Kolodny, pretty much considered the Attila the Hun of the legal world. Kolodny knows how to get down and dirty -- he repped Mel Gibson during his nasty custody battle with Oksana Grigorieva -- and that is the kind of furor that Berry wants on her side.
The biggest issue now? Berry thinks Aubry presents a danger to their daughter after the nanny incident and she wants to move to France with her maybe fiancé Olivier Martinez and her daughter -- a move Aubry adamantly refuses to grant.
"Neither Gabe nor his lawyer are scared or intimidated by Stephen. Gabe thinks this will help his case, because he thinks it shows how desperate and impatient she is," a source told RadarOnline. "He doesn't believe either that Halle is afraid for her safety, when was the last time you saw her taking Nahla to school with a bodyguard? He believes it's just another plot she is hatching to keep Gabriel out of Nahla's life."
"Gabe's attending his court-ordered anger management sessions and parenting classes," the source said. "He isn't a bad guy, he is trying to be the best dad possible to Nahla. He feels that Nahla is the collateral damage in all of this, and that breaks his heart."
Both camps are remaining officially mum on the case.
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