halle berry*As far as Halle Berry is concerned, it’s time to bring in the BIG guns so she can blow away her nemesis and baby daddy, Gabriel Aubry. And to do so, she’s firing long-time attorney Neal Hersh because he’s too much of a … gentleman, reports TMZ.

Once again, Halle proves she’s not the one to get into an alley fight with. But Aubry doesn’t appear to be no punk either. So it’s about to be on!

Here’s the lowdown.  Our sources tell us Halle wants to go after her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry with nuclear weapons — metaphorically speaking — and she thinks Hersh is too much of a gentleman to wage that kind of legal war, even though he has guided Halle through 2 divorces, a custody war and various other legal skirmishes.

So we’ve learned Halle has hired Stephen Kolodny (below), who is legendary in L.A. legal circles for the level of legal warfare she so wants.

Kolodny has already gone to court with Halle. We’ve learned last Thursday the new duo went to dependency court to have more restrictions placed on Aubry.  The dependency judge has already ordered that Gabriel can only have contact with Nahla in the presence of a monitor. On Thursday, we’re told the judge voiced additional concerns and ordered Gabriel to return the child to Halle earlier than the 6 PM deadline on days he has custody.

Kolodny will have his hands full trying to convince the family law judge that Halle should be able to move to France with the child because she’s concerned about paparazzi and safety.

Hmm, like we said, this looks like it’s gonna get real nasty. Break out the popcorn, y’all!

Oh yeah, Hersh and Kolodny could not be reached for comment.

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