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Money, like power, can corrupt even the most sacred relationships. Modern Family’s child star, Ariel Winter, has sued her mother alleging physical and emotional abuse, including slapping, name-calling, and “attempts to sexualize” her, according to the November 26, 2012 issue of Us Weekly. On October 3, 2012, according to the November 26, 2012, issue of People, Ariel was granted a restraining order against her mother. In Louisiana, only parental behavior that creates a substantial risk of harm to a child will result in a custody order in favor of a third party, even when that third party is, as in Ariel’s case, another family member. Before you commit to this kind of battle, speak to a lawyer about the financial and emotional costs.