Baldwin and Basinger square up for custody battle

A dispute between Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger over custody of their eight-year-old daughter, Ireland, will go to trial on February 23, a judge has said.

A dispute between Alec Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger over custody of their eight-year-old daughter, Ireland, will go to trial on February 23, a judge has said.

The specific issue was unclear because the case file was not available to the public.

Baldwin and Basinger were present for the hearing. They did not speak to each other in court.

Numerous documents were filed in the case but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roy Paul would not make them available pending a January 23 hearing on a motion to seal them.

Baldwin and Basinger were married in August 1993. Basinger filed for divorce in 2001. At that time her petition said that she sought physical custody but the two would share joint legal custody and Baldwin would have visitation rights. The divorce became final on September 3 2002.

Basinger’s lawyer, Neal Hersh, and Baldwin’s lawyer, Dennis Wasser, declined to comment on the hearing.

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