Amanda Bynes' Mom Granted Temp Conservatorship
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
August 09, 2013
Amanda Bynes' mother, Lynn Bynes, has been granted a temporary conservatorship over her 27-year-old daughter which will be effective until Friday, September 30th, Ventura County Judge Glen Reiser ruled Friday.
The temporary conservatorship gives Lynn legal control over Amanda and her estate, and the right to decide where she lives and to make decisions related to her medical care.
The troubled She's the Man star was initially placed on an involuntary 5150 psychiatric hold on July 22, after allegedly starting a fire in a stranger's driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Before the Friday hearing, she was reportedly placed on an immediate, extended 30-day psychiatric hold by doctors at the psychiatric hospital where she's been staying the past two weeks, because she was determined to not be "well enough" to leave the hospital to attend the hearing, People reports.
September 30 will be the date of the general conservatorship hearing, when a judge will decide if the conservatorship will be granted on a more permanent basis.
Amanda's attorney Mary Shea says the former child star is still against the conservatorship.
According to publicist Jonathan Jaxson, Amanda had been doing "remarkably well" as late as last Thursday.
"Amanda is doing remarkably well. She is presently nearly back to her former self. Fears are however if she is released, she will discontinue the medication she is on for treatment," he told ET in a statement. "Her parents are still seeking a conservatorship to help her for the long term health wise. It's clear they truly love and care for their daughters' well-being."
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