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Ariel Winter

Dad Now Controls

Her Estate ... With Conditions

12/12/2012 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ariel Winter
's dad now has control over her estate -- namely her finances -- which was part of the settlement struck today outside the courtroom ... BUT the dad can't make a move without dealing with a group of professional advisers who work directly for Ariel.

Glenn Workman just got the green light from the judge to manage Ariel's money. Interesting ... considering Glenn filed a declaration in the case calling Ariel "my retirement surprise child." But here's the deal ... Glenn can't make business decisions without first discussing them with Ariel's lawyer, Blair Berk and others. If he disagrees with the advisers, a judge is the tiebreaker.

Under the terms of the settlement, Ariel's sister, Shanelle, will remain the guardian of Ariel, meaning Ariel's mom, Chrystal, has been cut out of everything.

The move is temporary, but could become permanent in March.

The settlement was struck before a court fight over the guardianship ... a fight that promised to be ugly.

After today's settlement, Ariel's brother Jimmy Workman told reporters his family would be seeking therapy and counseling to get back together. Jimmy said his father is "happy and thrilled" with the settlement and so is his mom.

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We also asked if Ariel's relationship with her older boyfriend would continue from here -- and Jimmy replied, "I hope it doesn't. This young man is over the age of 18. He should know better. It's completely disgusting that he does this."

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31.

tgrfan42069    

reading many of these comments.i sense many parents let their kids rule the house.the mother put her foot down on her underaged daughter dating a much older guy.nothing wrong with that.

493 days ago
32.

Cran    

We all know why they are thrilled....they still have their little meal ticket. Stop badmouthing this boy she likes, so what if he is 18? She is a working actress, ever been on a set? She may be almost 15 but she's way over 21 from her experiences.

493 days ago
33.

Readerofthisgarbage    

Why is the mom happy?

493 days ago
34.

Cran    

Hey tgrfan42069 Mrs. Workman, you lost now get off our comments.

493 days ago
35.

Lucy    

So..his mom is "happy and thrilled" that she has been completely cut out of her daughter's life? Hard to find words.

493 days ago
36.

denise56    

Where's my money? Everything today is all about the mighty buck

493 days ago
37.

jayman419    

Her brother spends way too much time talking to the media.

493 days ago
38.

Sam    

This poor girl cannot turn 18 and gain control of her life and finances quick enough.

493 days ago
39.

cammy123    

I feel bad for this girl...the mother and brother is making up lies to make her look like the bad one..there is no "older boyfriend"..its just one of them situations where ariel have family that is after her money..

493 days ago
40.

marius bir    

the kid wanted to ef around and her mom got in the way, her sister enabled her.

492 days ago
41.

Keyser Söze    

You know, I've always been Team Ariel/Shanelle since the beginning of this whole drama - never liked Chrystal Workman, and genuinely feel she's a unfit mother.

That being said... if there's one thing I completely agree from Jimmy Workman's comments about this situation, it's his view on Ariel's boyfriend. Yeah, yeah, it's only a four years different, and yeah, if would be different if he was 22, and she was 18... but she's 14-freakin'-years-old, dammit, AND HE'S ADULT. You can slice it all you want, that's just wrong.

Put it to you this way: if that was MY fourteen years-old sister, and I learned she was going out with a eighteen years-old creep who may have done shady things with her... man oh man, the kid would be dead. Seriously.

492 days ago
42.

Readerofthisgarbage    

Ariel turns 15 next month

492 days ago
43.

Patti    

I do not think all the family therapy in the world is going to get this family back together. Maybe it might show the mother that running her mouth off to the press about her kids is not the way to parent. Interestingly they did not do this then they lost custody of the older daughter - maybe some kids are worth more effort($).

492 days ago
44.

Tesla_Consulting    

La jalousie est une maladie.

492 days ago
45.

Connecticut Sam    

I am wondering if Dad is getting pay to control his daughter money...

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