Settlement reached in guardianship of Ariel Winter

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WESTWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Actress Ariel Winter arrives at the Premiere of Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation's 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' at Regency Village Theatre on March 5, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - MARCH 05: Actress Ariel Winter arrives at the Premiere of Twentieth Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation's 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' at Regency Village Theatre on March 5, 2014 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Actor Ariel Winter arrives for the Sydney Premiere of 'Mr Peabody & Sherman' at Fox Studios on February 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 23: Actor Ariel Winter arrives for the Sydney Premiere of 'Mr Peabody & Sherman' at Fox Studios on February 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Caroline McCredie/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Ariel Winter arrives at the Modern Family Media Call at The Sebel on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The cast from the popular television program are in Australia filming their Australian vacation episode. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 20: Ariel Winter arrives at the Modern Family Media Call at The Sebel on February 20, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. The cast from the popular television program are in Australia filming their Australian vacation episode. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Actresses Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen and Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, winners of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for 'Modern Family,' pose in the press room during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Actresses Sofia Vergara, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons and Ariel Winter, winners of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for 'Modern Family,' pose in the press room during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 18: Actresses Ariel Winter (L) and Sofia Vergara attend the Weinstein Company & Netflix's 2014 SAG after party in partnership with Laura Mercier at Sunset Tower on January 18, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: (L-R) Actresses Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland and Sofia Vergara, winners of the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for 'Modern Family,' pose in the press room during the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Ariel Winter attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18: Actress Ariel Winter attends the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Ariel Winter attends the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring this year's SAG Awards nominees sponsored by TNT & TBS and essie at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 17: Actress Ariel Winter attends the Entertainment Weekly celebration honoring this year's SAG Awards nominees sponsored by TNT & TBS and essie at Chateau Marmont on January 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Ariel Winter arrives for Fox And FX's 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party - Arrivals on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Ariel Winter arrives for Fox And FX's 2014 Golden Globe Awards Party - Arrivals on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 12: Actress Ariel Winter attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: (L-R) Actors Nolan Gould, Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, producer Steve Levitan, Matilda the Kangaroo and actor Eric Stonestreet attend the Qantas Spirit Of Australia Party on January 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Qantas)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Ariel Winter attends the Qantas Spirit Of Australia Party on January 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Qantas)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: (L-R) Actors Steve Levitan, Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet attend the Qantas Spirit Of Australia Party on January 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Qantas)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actor Ed O'Neill, executive producer Chris Lloyd, actors Sarah Hyland, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty BUrrell, Rico Rodriguez, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ariel Winter, executive producer Steve Levitan and actor Nolan Gould attend USA Network's 'Modern Family' fan appreciation day at Westwood Village on October 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actors Ariel Winter, Nolan Gould and Rico Rodriguez attend USA Network's 'Modern Family' fan appreciation day at Westwood Village on October 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 28: Actress Ariel Winter attends USA Network's 'Modern Family' fan appreciation day at Westwood Village on October 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actress Ariel Winter arrives at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Jesse Tyler Fergueson, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, writer Steven Levitan, and Ariel Winter speak onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actresses Julie Bowen, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Sarah Hyland, Sofia Vergara and Ariel Winter, winners of Outstanding Comedy Series for 'Modern Family,' pose in the press room during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Actors Sarah Hyland, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ariel Winter, Eric Stonestreet, Nolan Gould, Rico Rodriguez, Julie Bowen and Ed O'Neill, winners of Outstanding Comedy Series for 'Modern Family,' pose in the press room during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Modern Family" actress Ariel Winter will keep living with her adult sister after an agreement was reached Monday with the mother of Winter in a long-running guardianship dispute.

The agreement was reached just before a trial was set to begin on who would care for the 16-year-old actress.

Winter's mother Chrisoula Workman agreed to drop her objections to the guardianship if her daughter could watch a video montage of family photos before court adjourned.

Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy agreed, and Winter and her sister Shanelle Gray sat in court and dabbed their eyes with a tissues as photos of their childhood played. Winter left court without speaking, but Murphy said it would be up to her to decide whether she would visit with her mother.

Winter has been living with Gray since 2012, when a temporary guardianship was established amid allegations that Workman was subjecting her daughter to physical and emotional abuse.

Another judge previously said an initial report by child protective services found evidence of emotional abuse, but claims of physical abuse were deemed inconclusive. Subsequent reports have not been described in court.

"I have never abused my daughter," Workman reiterated Monday.

Winter's father will have control of the actress' finances and will have to make reports to the court. Murphy said he would retain jurisdiction over the actress and her care until she turns 18.

After the proceedings, Gray and Workman issued a joint statement saying, "The family has moved beyond the conflict."

The statement said they were working toward reconciliation and thanked well-wishers.

Several supporters of Chrisoula Workman who attended the proceedings applauded the settlement announcement.

Winter, who has been acting since age 7, plays Alex Dunphy on the popular and critically acclaimed ABC series. She also has appeared in movies such as "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang."

Winter's brother, actor Jimmy Workman, had asked that the courtroom be closed while the video montage was played, but Murphy refused. Jimmy Workman, who played Pugsley Addams in "The Addams Family" films, excused himself from the courtroom at one point and wept after Murphy formally granted Gray guardianship of his sister.

Guardianship cases in California are public record. Gray's attorneys requested the case and its proceedings be sealed, but a judge has refused. The case was filed under Ariel's birth name, Ariel Workman.
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