Wow! This can't bode well for her lawsuit!
The attorney Roy Penuela claimed the Modern Family actress's mother was making it "unreasonably difficult" for him to do his job, and the two were apparently fighting over money issues!
Which is weird because those seem like similar reasons why Ariel dropped her mother in the first place!
The actress cited emotional and physical abuse against her mother, and it definitely seems like the mother's lawyer witnessed some of that emotional abuse!
We're curious to see now if the mother Chrystal will hire a new lawyer, or just represent herself!
Either way — her chances of regaining custody seem like close to nil!
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