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Amanda Bynes’ Conservatorship Has Been Terminated After Nearly 9 Years

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In a hearing on Tuesday, the conservatorship of former child star Amanda Bynes was terminated after nearly nine years. This news comes just months after the release of Britney Spears from her 13-year conservatorship.

Bynes, 35, filed a petition to end the conservatorship back in February, asking for the termination of conservatorship over her person and estate.  

Related: Britney Spears will speak on conservatorship hearing in court.

Bynes was under the conservatorship of her parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes, aiming to gain control over substance abuse issues and other legal troubles; the termination comes with the support of both her parents.

The conservatorship was intended to be temporary, as Bynes’ mother was granted the role of conservator in 2014, shortly after Bynes was placed in an involuntary psychiatric hold.

Related: Mental health awareness: 10 terms you need to drop from your vocab.

David A. Esquibias, Bynes’ lawyer, told People that “Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.”  

The She’s the Man star has been living in a structured community for women since 2020 and has been pursuing a bachelor’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles after graduating with an associate degree in 2019.

Bynes recently rejoined Instagram to thank her fans for the support, share the removal of a heart-shaped tattoo on her left cheek and offer updates on a new fragrance. 

Congratulations are in order for the actress who carried the industry in the early 2000s — we hope to see more wins in the upcoming future for Bynes.

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