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Ariel Winter

Dad Now Controls

Her Estate ... With Conditions

12/12/2012 10:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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.

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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In other word, dad can get the money for mom's needs.

682 days ago


good, get rid of that overbearing woman.

682 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

Jesus Christ TMZ, "Retirement Surprise Child" doesn't refer to him retiring on what she makes, it's in reference to his being close to retirement when the child was born.
You try to make everyone out for a buck.

682 days ago


I hope that there is some other legal/fiscal accountablility for the money so Ma can not get any.

682 days ago


CA CHING - Daddy's retirement surprise child. What's wrong with the Court for giving the dad control of her estate? Why not appoint Public Guardian to have control of her money?
Her dad doesn't appear much better than the mother.

682 days ago


OMG TMZ - enough with the stupid 'Retirement Surprise' comment. YOU are the only ones taking it out of context.

What move is just temporary until March? This could drag on for much longer IMO.

682 days ago

Wow ...    

Only proves Shanelle was never in it for money. Hopefully dad is in it to protect Ariel's finances and not live off from them.

682 days ago


Wow is that judge stupid?? No wonder why Crystal gave up, if daddy is controlling her estate then the horrible mother can still get her hands on his money through him because he is a little bitch. Why the f*ck isn't the state in charge of it or it in a trust? he shouldn't be able to spend any of it, it belongs to Ariel. So stupid.

682 days ago


That dude looks like he will blow all her money

682 days ago


So the dad she had almost no contact with is now in control of her money? Oy...

682 days ago


Good lord, they pulled a Katherine Jackson move. This would explain why Crystal isn't out screaming to the heavens anymore, she still has a beeline to Ariel's money.

682 days ago

Made it Past 27    

he called his own daughter "my retirement surprise child." ? This family worships money and has no values, they are sick twisted people.

682 days ago

Mary P    

Again TMZ "my retirement surprise child" - means a child he had LATE in life in which they are a minor during their retirement.... not a "kid in which I had that ended up making it so I could retire".

682 days ago


Tmz sux

682 days ago


It's not like the father can just take her money and do what he wants. He'll have to answer to the court. Generally a court appointed guardian of a minor child's estate is required to post a bond. The guardian will be also required to file an accounting (usually annually, maybe more if required by the court) of all income and expenditures.

682 days ago
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