*TMZ is reporting that the custody evaluation has been completed and submitted to the judge in Halle Berry’s custody case against Gabriel Aubry over their daughter Nahla.

Following extensive interviews with Halle, Gabriel, 4-year-old Nahla and others, the custody evaluator — a psychologist – concluded that Halle Berry is the better parent, according to the website.


Sources tell TMZ the report raises issues about Gabriel’s ability to care for Nahla, in part because of personal issues.  “We’re told the evaluator did not question Gabriel’s love for his daughter or her love for him, but the report does cast doubt on his ability to assume responsibility for the custody and care for the little girl,” TMZ reports.

The judge will decide the custody arrangement later this month, and whether Halle gets her wish to move to Paris with Nahla, something Gabriel vigorously opposes.

Gabriel Aubry and his daughter Nahla out shopping at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California on March 22, 2012

Under California law, the judge cannot question the fact that Halle is moving to Paris.  He can’t tell her she’s not allowed to move, nor can he conclude that she’s bluffing, according to TMZ.  The judge must accept as fact that Halle is moving to France.

The judge must then decide what is in the “best interest” of Nahla — being with Halle full time or being with Gabriel.  Given the conclusions in the custody evaluation report, it’s pretty clear the judge will decide Nahla is best served by being with Halle.  So Halle now has a huge advantage in her bid to move to France with her daughter.