Amanda Bynes has been in management since 2013, with her mother Lynn controlling the 35-year-old’s personal and medical decisions – as well as financial matters – after the actress was admitted to the hospital. Involuntary psychiatric treatment
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Amanda Bynes is said to have filed to terminate the conservatorship after nearly nine years.
The 35-year-old actress has followed in the footsteps of Britney Spears – who was recently released from controversial conservatorship after 13 years – and filed a petition to end the legal agreement.
Based on Page sixAmanda asked for an end to both conservatorship to her person and estate in a petition filed Wednesday in California.
She also filed a competency statement, which requested updated records regarding Amanda’s mental health from a medical professional.
Her attorney David A. Esquibias confirmed the news in a statement, and tell everyone : “Amanda wants to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition has improved and court protection is no longer needed.”
A hearing for the star’s petition is scheduled for March 22.
Back in 2013, Amanda was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a fire in the driveway of a California home, which resulted in her 72-hour detention in an involuntary mental health facility while conducting a mental health assessment.
The She’s The Man star was placed under management in August 2013, allowing her mother Lynn to control Amanda’s personal and medical decisions – as well as her financial affairs.
The conservatorship was scheduled to end in 2020, but last September it was extended until January 2023.
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Amanda, who previously said she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, first spoke out about the legal settlement in 2020, after she announced her surprise engagement to Paul Michael, whom she began dating after attending an AA meeting.
“Hey guys. I want to thank you so much for your support. The fact that you have supported me for so many years means more than you know,” she began the Instagram post.
“Today I want to talk about a controversial topic. My preserved case,” wrote Amanda, when she said she wanted to see a therapist, rather than go to a treatment center, because it was much cheaper.
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“This is why I am asking to see the judge next week regarding this conservatorship,” she continued.
“Thank you so much for listening to me. I’m sorry this is what I’m dealing with and I’m sorry to put my problem on the internet but this is what life has come for,” Amanda said.
“Thank you for always supporting me, love you all, be safe,” she added.
In recent years, the former Nickelodeon star has begun to return to her life, living quietly near the beach and studying at the Fashion Institute of Design and Commerce.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/amanda-bynes-files-end-conservatorship-26334841 Amanda Bynes 'filed for termination of conservatorship after nearly nine years'