updated 12/12/2012 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/12/2012 AT 4:00 PM ET
“It looks like the court is going to order therapy and counseling to help keep us together as a family,” Ariel’s older brother Jimmy Workman told reporters following an L.A. Superior Court hearing Wednesday.
“Everything’s holding off and everyone’s going to counseling,” he added.
Lawyers for Ariel’s mother, Chrisoula Workman, her older daughter Shanelle Gray, 34, as well as the actress, hammered out an agreement to allow Ariel to remain in the care of Shanelle pending a new hearing in March.
Said Judge Michael Levanas in open court: “I believe things are going to get better. I’m thrilled we’re taking that first step.”