Halle Berry is prepared to go to court to fight for custody of her two-year-old daughter Nahla.

The Oscar winner's ex, Gabriel Aubry, filed papers December 30 to be officially recognized as Nahla's father and share custody following the couple's split in April. But Berry doubts Aubry's ability to be a good parent. "Halle has serious concerns for her daughter's well-being while in the care of her father for any extended period of time and is prepared to take all necessary steps to protect her," the actress's rep said to People.

The rep continued, "She has attempted to resolve these custody issues amicably with her daughter's father, Gabriel Aubry, directly, but given his lack of cooperation, Halle has no choice but to seek swift judicial intervention."

In order to free up her schedule, Berry pulled out of filming the romantic comedy New Year's Eve, which starts shooting in New York City this week. Katherine Heigl will replace her. —ISHITA SINGH


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