Things seem to finally be looking up for 'Modern Family' star Ariel Winter.
A deal was reached yesterday involving the 14-year-old actress' guardianship. The settlement calls for the control of her estate to be granted to her father, Glenn Workman, but her professional advisers will remain in place to handle her acting career. Workman is responsible for the review and execution of a professional services agreement involving his daughter's career, but will be largely "deferring" to her reps.
Winter will remain in the care of her adult sister. This whole incident stemmed from Winter's accusations against her mother, saying she suffered extreme emotional abuse (her adult sister made similar claims when she was younger).
This agreement is temporary until her hearing date on March 29. The order read that, "It is understood by the parties that reunification, if any, of Ariel with her parents or either of them is subject to significant changes in the current circumstances, the repair of damage to the relationships and a consideration of Ariel's best interest regarding her long-term care and custody. Thus, the parties acknowledge that there is no assurance that Ariel will return to the home of either or both parents at the time set for further hearing of this matter by the Court."
Her sister, Shanelle Gray, will be accompanying Ariel to work on 'Modern Family,' as her mother is prohibited from having contact or appearing where Ariel is.