Actor Alec Baldwin is planning to tackle California's "dysfunctional" custody laws in a new book after settling his latest court spat with ex-wife Kim Basinger.

The movie star dragged Basinger through the courts in Los Angeles in November (05) and earlier this month (DEC05) fighting for more custody of their daughter IRELAND.

And, although he has agreed a settlement with his ex, bitter Baldwin is still far from happy.

In court, the actor claimed Basinger has been trying to turn his daughter against him and violated a previous court-imposed visitation agreement this summer (05).

He says, "The specific details of what I'm going through, we've been instructed by judges, past and present, to not discuss that with the press. I'm in the middle of making a deal to write a book about it."

In the book, Baldwin plans to attack fathers' rights and family law, especially in California.

He claims the law is stacked against civil conclusions, adding, "Conflict resolution for people is the last thing on the agenda."