Amanda Bynes Parents’ Support the End of Her Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes wants to end her 9-year conservatorship. As a result of Bynes’ substance abuse and Twitter rants, her parents Lynn and Rick Bynes have been in charge since 2013. The news breaks via Page Six this morning.

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Bynes asked the Ventura County Superior Court in California on Wednesday to end the conservatorship of her person and estate. Her attorney, David A. Esquibias, tells People,

“Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.”

The court docket indicates that there will be a hearing on the matter on March 22.

Bynes’ parents are not attending the virtual hearing, but they are in support of her decision, and in agreeance about ending the conservatorship.

Per NBC, “The parents are happy, thrilled to get this good news,” says attorney Tamar Arminak, in a phone interview Friday.

“The professionals say she is ready to make her own life choices and decisions and are so proud of her. They 100 percent support her decision to end the conservatorship.”

Page Six broke the news first.

Amanda on Hold

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Lynn Bynes currently has legal control over Amanda Bynes’ personal, medical, and financial affairs. The mandatory conservatorship has been in place since August 2013. The hold has been in place since Bynes set fire to a stranger’s driveway; leading to involuntary admission to a hospital clinic for treatment.

Her tweet about being diagnosed with bipolar disorder came one month after she was held for a second time on a “5150 hold.”

“I need to get an apartment and my parents won’t give me access to any of my funds,”

she tells Twitter.

“I’m not living with my parents. I’m not legally obligated to. My lawyer said if I comply with the courts and take my meds and see my psychologist and pyshchiatrist weekly then I will get unconserved. Thank GOD.”

Amanda has been in and out of psychiatric wards in recent years, due to both mental illness and substance abuse issues. In 2018, a “stress-related relapse” came two months after announcing that she had been sober for four years.

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In a 2018 interview with Paper, the actress opens up about her sobriety. In the interview, she thanks her parents for “really helping me get back on track.”

According to court filings, Bynes has made considerable strides in the last few years. After joining AA, she went on to graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in June of 2019. She has also been engaged to Paul Michael since February 2020.

Bynes’ request comes three months after a judge ruled in favor of ending Britney Spears’ 13-year conservatorship.

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