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Actress Halle Berry Ordered to Pay Ex $20,000 a Month in Child Support

By Nottage and Ward on June 22, 2012

In the celebrity world of divorce, alimony and child support, everything is on a grander scale due to the exorbitant salaries and lifestyles of the rich and famous. This fact is perfectly demonstrated by a recent news article in, which states that Hollywood actress Halle Berry has been ordered to pay her French-Canadian model ex-boyfriend $20,000 a month in child support for their daughter Nahla, now four years old.

Berry and Aubry had met in 2005 while Aubry was modeling on a photo shoot. Nahla was born in 2008 and then the couple ended their relationship two years later. Since then, they have been involved in an ongoing court battle, first to recognize Aubry’s paternity and then onto child custody and support. Tensions between the couple had increased amidst allegations that Aubry endangered their daughter’s health and safety in connection with an incident involving the child’s nanny, whom Aubry allegedly pushed into a wall while she was holding Nahla. Child endangerment charges were dropped due to lack of evidence.

Berry claims to fear for her daughter’s safety and alleges that Nahla seems “traumatized” whenever returning from visits with Aubrey. Berry, who plans to move to Paris, now wants to take Nahla with her, spurring yet another court battle. The couple has joint legal and physical custody and Aubrey is currently refusing to grant her request.

Issues revolving around child custody and support are typically the most contentious at the end of any relationship, whether it involves celebrities or average citizens. If you have children and are considering a divorce or other form of separation in Illinois, the knowledgeable Chicago child custody and support attorneys at Nottage and Ward can help you make the necessary decisions that are best for your family. Call us today at (312) 332-2915 for a consultation.

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