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'Modern Family' star to remain in older sister's custody

Ariel Winter
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ARIEL Winter will remain in her older sister's custody until at least March.

The 'Modern Family' actress and her family have reportedly hammered out a new agreement that will allow her to continue living with her sister Shanelle Grey, 34, until a new hearing in three months time and her father Glenn Workman has been granted temporary control of the 14-year-old's assets.

Ariel - who earns $70,000 per episode - was removed for her mother Chrisoula 'Chrystal' Workman's custody in October and Child Protection Services (CPS) later reported they found evidence of abuse but the actress will now being attending counselling with her parents, according to her brother Jimmy Workman, 32.

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He told People.com following a Los Angeles court hearing on Wednesday (12.12.12): "It looks like the court is going to order therapy and counselling to help keep us together as a family. Everything's holding off and everyone's going to counselling."

Judge Michael Levanas also told the court he believes the family can resolve their issues.

He said: "I believe things are going to get better. I'm thrilled we're taking that first step."

The actress is said to have been upbeat at the hearing and hugged her sister afterwards, while her mother was seen wiping away tears.

Jimmy also revealed that his sisters aren't speaking to their parents at the moment but insisted his mother is a great parent.

He said: "My mother is a loving parent who's done everything for her children. We want our younger sister to come home with our parents. I don't think it's ruining her, she's a good kid. I love my sister and I want to see her."

CPS previously advised that Chrisoula should not be allowed to have any unsupervised contact with her teenage daughter.

Chrisoula has denied all of the accusations against her.

Topics:  custody dispute modern family


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