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Ariel Winter's Mom

DUMPED By Lawyer

She's Too Difficult

10/2/2013 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ariel Winter
's mom now has a fool for a client -- herself -- because her lawyer just quit.

In legal docs, obtained by TMZ, attorney Roy Penuela says there's been a fundamental disagreement between him and Chrystal Workman ... so he wants out.

Chrystal is fighting to regain custody of the "Modern Family" star, who is now under the care of her older sister after claims of physical and emotional abuse.

Penuela says Chrystal has made it "unreasonably difficult" for him to do his job.  He's also apparently pissed over attorney's fees.

Score one for Ariel.

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pk20152    

Poor Ariel - her mother seems like a complete nut job and it keeps getting proven over and over by her accusations. I follow Ariel on Twitter and the girl seems like a happy normal child (apart from being famous). Keep her with the older sister!

302 days ago
2.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Why am I not surprised?

302 days ago
3.

All Heart    

Her family says she's a PITA. Her lawyer says she's a PITA. I bet even her reflection in the mirror says she's a PITA.


I give her 48 hours before she's got a new lawyer who is bad mouthing everyone and blaming everyone but her.

302 days ago
4.

ctcco    

Chrystal Workman is a piece of work, man. Har har. Seriously tho, get some therapy. :-(

302 days ago
5.

Phil Mcl    

I knew the real reason would be over money. LAWYERS!!!

302 days ago
6.

Theresa Q    

She is koo-koo for Cocoa Puffs!

302 days ago
7.

Jennyy    

For the mother it's all about the money. At least the sister is swimming in her own money and only wants to protect Ariel from the abusive mother.

302 days ago
8.

anonymous    

Crazy mommy will stop once the money runs out. She's a disgusting woman and should not have been allowed to procreate. I am so glad Ariel is with her sister. she's obviously flourishing under her guardianship. Her mother is pathetic and so transparent. It's about money for this nut.

302 days ago
9.

Truth    

BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA... NOT A F*CKING SURPRISE! SHE AND LESLO HAVE SOMETHIN IN COMMON ---> HOW TO PISS OFF THE F*CKING LEGAL SYSTEM. #TRUTH!!

302 days ago
10.

Ozzie X    

I'm getting tired of these two pricks.

302 days ago
11.

Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

I thought for a second the header said that she took a dump. It wouldn't surprise me.

302 days ago
12.

Dead account Delete at will    

I so don't give the slightest 2 fcuks about who ever these people are.

302 days ago
13.

Ladylike    

Who gives a ratssssss???? Really!!

302 days ago
14.

fran    

I know why she is fighting to get her daughter back , MONEY!!!!! The thing is Ariel is 15 and can decide who she wants as her guardian, why is the judge allowing the mother to put this family through this.

302 days ago
15.

nicaw    

I'm glad that in addition to her sister, Ariel Winter has her Modern Family family.

Moms are supposed to love you and want the best for you. I find it odd that the mom is fighting so hard to regain custody. Ariel is 15 and could find for emancipation. The mom should be glad that she is with the sister and not on her own. She should stop fighting and hope that one day she will be able to repair their relationship.

301 days ago
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