Celebrity News March 22, 2022
Amanda Bynes’ Conservatorship Officially Terminated
Amanda Bynes' conservatorship has been terminated by a judge after nearly nine years, reports Variety.
The star was not present at the Ventura County Superior Court hearing Tuesday, where her attorney David A. Esquibias spoke on her behalf. There were no objections to ending the conservatorship.
In February, Bynes filed court documents to terminate the conservatorship of her person and estate, Page Six reports.
Bynes also filed a capacity declaration, since California requires conservatorship cases to have updated records about a conservatee’s mental state from their doctor, psychologist, or healing practitioner.
In a statement to People at the time, Amanda’s lawyer Esquibias said, “Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.”
In 2013, Bynes’ mom Lynn was granted temporary conservatorship after she started a fire in a driveway in Thousand Oaks and was taken in for a 5150 psychiatric evaluation. A year later, Lynn was named conservator of Amanda’s health care and personal matters.
Her mother was supportive of ending the conservatorship. Lynn’s lawyer Tamar Arminak told E! News in February, “Lynn is so incredibly proud of the progress Amanda has made over the last few years and is so excited about the next chapter in Amanda's life. Based on the petition, and Amanda's amazing progress, she completely supports Amanda's request to terminate the conservatorship."
Bynes’ attorney David A. Esquibias previously told People that Amanda was “doing great,” revealing “She lives by the beach, attends school, and is enjoying meditation and SoulCycle classes."
While Bynes has been keeping a low profile these past few years, she was working toward a bachelor’s degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM).
Esquibias told People in another interview, “Amanda is very entrepreneurial. She is investigating fragrances. She is now considering perfume in addition to a clothing line. But, don't get too excited. She is still a student at FIDM earning her degree."
It appears that Amanda is still engaged to Paul Michael, who she met at a sober living home.
Amanda is famous for her roles on “All That” and “The Amanda Bynes Show,” and in such movies as “She’s the Man,” “What a Girl Wants,” and “Hairspray.”