Amanda Bynes Conservatorship Decision Delayed
Amanda Bynes may still be confined to a psych hospital for another two weeks, but a judge is still allowing her to control her estate… for now.
According to PEOPLE, Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser has delayed granting the actress’s parents temporary conservatorship because given that she is still under a 5150 involuntary hold at a California medical facility an emergency decision isn’t deemed necessary.
“I need to have a dialogue with [the actress] to gauge the propriety of a conservatorship to move forward,” the judge reportedly said. “There are issues of liberty and property.”
Reiser also ordered a routine court investigation of the case, including a formal report from Bynes’s doctors.
Rick and Lynn Bynes appeared in front of the judge with their attorney Tamar Arminak, who requested temporary control over the former chaild star’s estate after the family thought she would be released following the initial 72-hour hold which began Monday night when police found the 27-year-old in Thousand Oaks, Calif. moments after she had set fire to a driveway in the neighborhood.
Amanda’s parents apparently filed papers in court outlining the grave nature of her paranoia, claiming she is “extremely paranoid about being watched,” and she even goes so far as to cover smoke alarms with towels and tapes windows shut to keep paps from getting her on camera, according to TMZ. Her parents are also concerned she’s rapidly spending her $4 million fortune on marijuana and illegal substances after going through a whopping $1.2M in a small period of time, the online report states.
A new hearing has been set for Aug. 9.