Perhaps this explains why Mel Gibson's mug shot painted such a grumpy, serious picture of the man this week. He's preparing for an all-out legal war.
The actor's lawyers will appear in court Monday and ask the judge in his custody battle to award him sole custody of Lucia, according to court papers.
Mel pleaded no contest to battery last week, ending a year-long saga of nasty allegations from Lucia's mother and Gibson's ex, Oksana Grigorieva.
But that was really just the conclusion of the first chapter.
In addition to attempting to take custody away from Oksana, Mel Gibson's lawyers will ask Judge Scott Gordon to award her visitation only with a monitor.
Gibson, whose no contest plea is NOT an admission of guilt (he denies her allegations), also wants the judge to deny Oksana overnight visits with the baby.