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A Judge Terminates Amanda Bynes' Conservatorship After 9 Years Because It Is "No Longer Needed"

By Gina Florio··  2 min read
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Child star Amanda Bynes, 35, has been under a conservatorship since 2013. She and her lawyer recently filed to end the conservatorship, insisting that it is no longer necessary.

On her brand new Instagram page, Amanda Bynes posted a 12-second video thanking everyone for their support as she fights to end her conservatorship. Around the same time her lawyer David A. Esquibias said, "Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary." It appears as though Bynes will be set free due to her attorney's efforts.

A Judge Released Amanda Bynes From Her Conservatorship

At a hearing on Tuesday, Judge Roger L. Lund announced that Bynes' conservatorship will come to an end, according to a ruling published last Friday by the Ventura County Superior Court.

“The court intends to grant the petition for termination and order the conservatorship of the person of Amanda Bynes be terminated," the document states.

“Petitioner has provided facts that the conservatorship is no longer needed. The Capacity Declaration filed 02/22/22 concludes that conservatee has capacity [to] give informed consent to any form of medical treatment,” said the ruling by Judge Lund. “The court determines that the conservatorship is no longer required and that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship of the person no longer exist.”

According to NBC News earlier this month, Bynes' parents are "happy, thrilled to get this good news" that she was attempting to end the conservatorship. “The professionals say she is ready to make her own life choices and decisions and are so proud of her," they said.

In 2013 Bynes was involuntarily hospitalized for mental health issues after she allegedly set a fire in front of a home in Thousand Oaks, CA. That same year she was arrested in New York City after police caught her throwing a bong out of her apartment window. And in the year prior, she was charged with a DUI after she allegedly clipped a sheriff deputy's cruiser in West Hollywood.

Her mother was named her conservator for the last nine years, but as of today Bynes will walk free and have control over all of her own medical decisions. Bynes has yet to give a public response to the news.

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