Halle Berry‘s ex and baby-daddy Gabriel Aubry was after big bucks in the custody battle over the ex-couple’s child, and while he didn’t get what he asked for, he’ll have to settle. For $250,000 a year.
TMZ originally reported back in May that Aubry was asking a judge to force Berry to cover his $500,000 attorney bill as well as provide him with $20,000 a month in child support for the couple’s daughter, Nahla. Aubry’s request for an increase in child support was put off, much to his chagrin, because the schmuck didn’t properly fill out the paperwork. He said that he needed to money to provide a proper environment for 4-year-old Nahla, though it may have been a response to Berry’s desire to move with Nahla to Paris, which would screw his request pretty soundly.
Well, the judge has apparently ruled on the side of Aubry, as the courts have just ordered Berry to pay out roughly $250,000 a year in child support. That’s the $20,000 a month Aubry wanted, in order to “provide a proper environment” in which to raise Nahla. Or something.
No word on whether or not Berry is expected to cover his legal costs.
Prior to the judge’s decision, there actually wasn’t a child support order in place. Now that there is, don’t expect Berry to lay down the fight. The war rages on, with Berry to take to court on whether or not she can take Nahla and move to Paris. It’s hard to say which way the judge will lean, but with Aubry’s history of (alleged) child neglect and endangerment, it’d be hard to believe any judge would side with him.