updated 01/18/2011 AT 5:50 PM ET
•originally published 01/18/2011 AT 6:50 PM ET
Gabriel Aubry asked a court to recognize formally that he’s the father of 2½-year-old Nahla and to establish that he’ll share custody with ex-girlfriend Halle Berry.
In papers filed Dec. 30 in Los Angeles Superior Court, Aubry says that he and Berry already had signed documents relating to the paternity of Nahla, whose last name is listed as Aubry.
Aubry, 35, also seeks a court order establishing that he and Berry have joint physical and legal custody of their daughter.