Ariel Winter will live with sister while dad oversees finances

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It looks like the whole Ariel Winter saga is going to be temporarily resolved through the holidays, as the family has settled on an agreement that will keep the Modern Family actress out of court until March. Just when the show is all reruns, too.

"It looks like the court is going to order therapy and counseling to help keep us together as a family," Winter's brother Jimmy Workman told People outside an L.A. courtroom on Wednesday. "Everything's holding off and everyone's going to counseling."

The 14-year-old's mother, Chrisoula Workman, worked out a deal with Winter's 34-year-old sister, Shanelle Gray to allow the actress to stay with Gray and let her father, Glenn Workman, act as temporary guardian of her estate. Judge Michael Levanas said the case will be reviewed in March.

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

Chrisoula, a.k.a. Crystal, had been accused of mentally and physically abusing her daughter, an argument apparently supported by crew members from Modern Family. There's been some speculation the proceedings also may have involved Ariel's relationship with Cameron Palatas, an 18-year-old actor on the Disney Channel's A.N.T. Farm. Crystal had filed a police report against him because, well, an 18-year-old dating a 14-year-old is kind of gross. There's no word if the pair are actually still dating, but they shouldn't. This ain't the 16th century, after all.

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