Ariel Winter

No-Show In Court

11/20/2012 10:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
12:11 PM PST:
 The judge just recessed for lunch to read the DCFS reports. Back at 1:30

11:08 AM PST: 
The judge said he just received mutiple reports from the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services and is now reading them. 

Ariel Winter
will not be in court for the hearing which could determine if her sister gets a formal guardianship.

Ariel's sister, Shanelle Gray, will also be absent and that strongly suggests the court will not conduct a full-blown hearing today. The likely reason -- the judge is about to call the case, and as of now the report from the L.A. County Dept. of Children and Family Services has not been filed with the court. The DCFS report is vital to the decision.

The likely resolution today will be that the judge will keep the status quo -- meaning Ariel will stay with her sis until a formal hearing can be held.