I had no idea that Ariel Winter (the teenager that plays Alex) was trying to emancipate herself from her family!  I guess she came into court guns ablaze because she's getting the creator of Modern Family, Steve Levitan, to back her in court saying she SHOULD be emancipated!  The funny part is that he wrote it on company stationary, and Ariel's parents are now taking him to court for meddling in family business.  What a mess!