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Last Updated: Wednesday, 14 December 2005, 09:13 GMT
Basinger's custody fight 'at end'
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin
Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin were married for almost nine years
Actress Kim Basinger's lawyer hopes her custody battle with former husband Alec Baldwin is over after a hearing in a Los Angeles court.

The couple, who divorced in 2002, share joint custody of their 10-year-old daughter Ireland.

Press and public were barred from the hearing, while no details of the case were revealed to the media.

Lawyer Neal Hersh said: "Kim is respectful of what the judge did. We're hopeful this will be the end of it."


He declined to discuss the details of the case.

Baldwin, who lives in New York, did not attend the hearing.

His lawyer, Vicki Greene, said she was "very pleased with the judge's thoroughness" and added that no future hearings had been scheduled.

"[Baldwin] has a right to parent his daughter," Ms Greene said.

"When he comes to court, it's because he feels it's an important issue that needs attention."

Baldwin and Basinger, who married in August 1993, have been fighting over custody issues since January last year.

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