The battle over Suri begins

In court paper filed in NYC Thursday, Katie Holmes asked for legal custody of Suri, her 6-year-old daughter with Tom Cruise. After five years of marriage, Holmes' attorney announced her planned divorce from the Rock of Ages actor, 49, on Friday.

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TMZ reports that Holmes lists "irreconcilable difference" as the reason behind the split -- and asks for sole legal custody and "primary residential custody" of their little girl.

And, as mom to one of the most well-known celeb tots in the world -- who travels the globe wearing high-end kids' clothes -- Holmes is also said to have asked for a "suitable amount" of child support.

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A prenuptial agreement is not mentioned in the filing, although Holmes' papers do request a division of property.

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In a statement, Cruise's publicist acknowledged that it was Holmes who filed the divorce papers. "Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. . . Please allow them their privacy," the statement said.

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