Amanda Bynes Has Requested to Terminate Her Conservatorship

Amanda Bynes has just become the latest celebrity to seek the end of their conservatorship.

The All That star—who rose to fame as a teen in the early 2000s—is making this move on the heels of a major legal victory that occurred this past fall, when Britney Spears was able to terminate the 13-year conservatorship that she had been under, where her father had complete control of her estate and personal affairs. Spears's legal battle received a flurry of media attention, with her win even resulting in a personal letter from the U.S. Congress.

Now, it seems Spears has inspired Bynes, who, according to a first report from Page Six, just filed to end the conservatorship she was placed under almost a decade ago. Page Six disclosed that Bynes “requested to terminate both the conservatorship of her person and estate in a petition submitted at the Ventura County Superior Court in California.” A hearing will take place on March 22.

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Bynes's lawyer, David A. Esquibias, confirmed the news to People, saying, “Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.”

The 35-year-old Easy A star was first placed under the conservatorship back in 2013, after a 72-hour hospitalization that resulted in her mother being temporarily granted the role of conservator. It was then renewed in 2014.

Last fall, Esquibias told People that although it was reported that Bynes's conservatorship had been extended through 2023, this was actually not the case. “It is open day to day,” he said. “A status report regarding her health and welfare was recently filed and approved by the court. By law, the next status report is due in two years. Her conservatorship will terminate when it is no longer convenient for Amanda.”

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