Gabriel Aubry is demanding that Halle Berry pay himat least $15,000 (£9,375) a month for a new house as part of their bitter custody battle over their young daughter.

The Oscar winner has been embroiled in a court fight with model Aubry, the father of her three-year-old child Nahla, since their split in 2010.

He has filed new legal documents in a Los Angeles court listing his child support needs - and he's expecting Berry to give him between $15,000 and $20,000 (£12,500) a month to rent a home which lives up to the comfortable surroundings little Nahla has become accustomed to.

He's also seeking a large sum for the tot's clothing requirements and is asking for extra funds to pay for a trip to Canada to visit his family.

A hearing on the financial issues had been due to take place on Monday (05Mar12), but it has since been postponed until 9 April (12), reports TMZ.com.

Berry recently asked a judge for permission to move from Los Angeles toher fiance Olivier Martinez's native France, amid fears for her family'ssafety after multiple run-ins with an alleged stalker.

She has hired Mel Gibson's legal pitbull Stephen Kolodny to fight her case.