Judge Ends Former Actress Amanda Bynes’ Nine-Year Conservatorship

A California judge terminated former actress Amanda Bynes’ nine-year conservatorship on March 22.

Ventura Superior Court Judge Roger Lund ruled that the conservatorship was no longer required after he indicated in a tentative ruling last week that he would formally terminate the legal arrangement.

“She’s done everything the court has asked over a long period of time,” Lund said.

Bynes, 35, was placed under personal conservatorship — similar to that of Britney Spears — in 2013 after she was forcibly hospitalized on a psychiatric hold.

Bynes filed a petition last month to end the legal arrangement with support from her parents and psychiatrist.

The petition asserted that Bynes has consistently tested negative for illicit substances and has managed her mental health.

Bynes’ psychiatrist asserted that she has the “capacity to give informed consent to any form of medical treatment.”

In a statement to People magazine through her attorney David Esquibias following the ruling, Bynes thanked her fans and shared her future plans.

“In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently, and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter. I am excited about my upcoming endeavors — including my fragrance line — and look forward to sharing more when I can,” Bynes said.

Tamar Arminak, attorney for Bynes’ parents, said that her mother and personal conservator Lynn “could not be more proud of what Amanda has accomplished getting through the last few difficult years.”

Lynn controlled her daughter’s medical and personal affairs under the conservatorship.

Bynes retired from acting in 2010 and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.


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