Halle Berry has lost her court battle to move her daughter from Los Angeles to France according to the November 26, 2012 issue of People. She and her fiance’, Olivier Martinez, were “ready to start a more low-key life together in France” but Berry’s “ex”, Gabriel Aubry, objected. In Louisiana, the adverse impact of separating a child from her father by such a great distance would have to be outweighed by significant benefits before a court would approve it. Speak to a lawyer as soon as you think you might be moving out of state or out of the country with your children. You may have to make hard choices that can get much harder if you are not prepared for the worst.