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Legal emancipation of minors, like that sought by 14-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter, is often an avenue of last resort – and for good reason, according to Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Entertainment Shareholder David A. Gurwin.

As Gurwin, who is not involved in the case, explained to Fox News, “unscrupulous managers will sometimes pressure a minor to seek emancipation if the minor’s parents won’t agree to sign the management agreement so that the minor will then have contractual capacity to sign.”

Read the full article – “Child stars in crisis: Divorcing one’s parents can lead to success, or disaster,” (Fox News – November 14, 2012)