November 26, 2022
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Amanda Bynes files to end her conservatorship after almost 9 years

Amanda Bynes is in search of to end her almost nine-year conservatorship, which granted her dad and mom Lynn and Rick Bynes authorized management over her affairs in 2013.

The actress filed a petition Wednesday in California’s Ventura County Superior Court docket to terminate the conservatorship, according to court records. A listening to on the case is scheduled for March 22.

“Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship,” Bynes’ lawyer, David A. Esquibias, advised PEOPLE on Friday. “She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.” (Esquibias didn’t instantly reply to EW’s request for remark.)

Amanda Bynes in 2011 | Credit score: Jason Merritt/Getty Pictures

Bynes was first positioned underneath the conservatorship in August 2013, following her extremely publicized spiral of erratic conduct and a number of arrests amid a wrestle with substance abuse. In 2018, the actress told Paper magazine that she had been sober for 4 years, and thanked her dad and mom for serving to her “get back on track.”

Although Bynes relapsed in 2019, Esquibias told PEOPLE last year that the actress was “doing great,” and later acknowledged that “her conservatorship will terminate when it is no longer convenient for Amanda.”

This information follows Britney Spears’ prolonged courtroom battle to terminate her personal conservatorship, which lastly resulted in triumph for the pop star final November. In contrast to Spears, nevertheless, Bynes could have the help of her dad and mom in ending their conservatorship over her.

Tamar Arminak, a lawyer for Bynes’ dad and mom, advised EW in a press release, “Lynn Bynes absolutely supports Amanda’s petition to terminate the conservatorship and is so proud of Amanda and all the hard work Amanda has done to get here.”