Amanda Bynes’ conservatorship ends after 9 years following decide’s ruling as she plans to maneuver in together with her fiance
AMANDA Bynes’ conservatorship has ended after nine years following a judge’s ruling on Tuesday morning, The Sun can confirm.
The 36-year-old former child actress, who has made significant progress in dealing with her bipolar disorder, was not present in court in Oxnard, California, but was represented by her lawyer.
Amanda Bynes recently returned to Instagram to thank fans for their supportCredit: Instagram
Her parents, Lynn and Rick, are fully supporting their daughterCredit: Getty-Contributor
The hearing lasted less than 10 minutes and judge Roger Lund said the conservatorship is “no longer required” and signed off on the earlier tentative ruling.
He said: “She’s done everything the court has asked over a long period of time.”
The judge later added: “Congratulations to Ms. Bynes and a fantastic job by everyone.”
Attorney David A. Esquibias told The Sun afterward it was an “exciting” day for the star, but declined to comment further.
He previously told TMZ that the star’s decision to end her conservatorship has been years in the making, and she had not mentioned Britney Spears’ highly-publicized case.
Amanda’s mother, Lynn, previously acted as her conservator and has been supportive about her being in control of her own assets again, along with her father, Rick.
Fan Michael Gill, 31, traveled from Bellflower in Los Angeles to sit in on the hearing, telling The Sun it was an “important” day for the star.
He said: “I’ve been an Amanda Bynes fan since the 1990s and 2000s, and I’m here today to support the conservatorship.
“I was part of the Britney movement, too, for nine months and I’m a trauma survivor myself. I was in a guardianship when I was a minor.
“I’m here to bring healing. It’s a very important day for Amanda, I would love to see her really enjoy her freedom after this and for her fashion career to take off.”
The All That alum reportedly gained important structure and support in her life through attending AA, while she has been sober for more than three years.
She is keeping busy as a student at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and is receiving good grades as she works toward a Bachelor’s degree.
Reports suggest she is still working on releasing her own fashion line and hopes to develop fragrances in the future.
Amanda and her on/off partner, Paul Michael, appear to still be going strong, and her lawyer told TMZ they plan to move in together in the coming weeks.
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For the past few years, she has been staying at sober living facilities that only allow women.
She and Paul have reportedly found the perfect first home, a new modern rental by the ocean.
“Amanda has located a rental in the Los Angeles area, which she intends to share with Paul,” her lawyer said in a statement.
Amanda announced her engagement to Paul on Valentine’s Day 2020 after they reportedly met in AA in late 2019.
Earlier this month, the former Nickelodeon star returned to Instagram to thank her fans for their support amid news of her upcoming court hearing.
“What’s up Instagram. Amanda Bynes here. My court date is coming up in two weeks. I want to thank you all for your love and support. Peace out,” she said in a video that has since been deleted.
Her mother Lynn was granted temporary conservatorship over her daughter back in August 2013 following her erratic behavior, including allegedly setting fire to a driveway.
She then gained full conservatorship of the actress in October 2014.
In the same year, Amanda accused her father Rick of abuse via Twitter. Both of her parents adamantly denied the claims, to which Amanda later admitted never happened.
She claimed a “microchip” made her say those things online.
In August of 2018, the conservatorship was extended until at least 2020.
Back in March 2020, Amanda was ordered to enter a psychiatric facility by the judge in her conservatorship case.
Then in December of that year, Amanda was spotted for the first time in six months while out with her fiance Paul.
The same year, Amanda announced her sobriety and apologized publicly for the accusations she made against her parents.
Amanda’s filing comes months after Britney sought the end to the conservatorship over herself and her estate.
In November, she was released from her 13-year conservatorship after a long legal battle.
The pop singer was initially granted freedom from her father, Jamie, though certain parts of her life were still controlled or monitored by the court – including her multi-million dollar fortune.
Weeks later, she went on to gain control of her estate during her latest legal victory.
The star’s mom was put in charge of her assets after her erratic behavior years agoCredit: Getty
The former Nickelodeon star recently celebrated her 36th birthdayCredit: Refer to Caption
She is set to tie the knot with fiance Paul MichaelCredit: Instagram
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