Amanda Bynes: Temporary Conservatorship Granted to Mother Lynn
The Ventura Superior Court in Oxnard, Calif., made the ruling Friday morning — based on investigative reports and medical analysis — in front of Bynes’ lawyer Mary Shea, her parents, Lynn and Rick, and their lawyer Tamar Arminak.
According to Shea, who has met with Bynes on several occasions, the actress doesn’t feel a conservatorship is necessary.
The conservatorship gives Lynn Bynes, who had to take out a bond for $3.57 million, temporary control over her daughter’s estate. The ruling will last until Sept. 30, at which point the judge will hold a general conservatorship hearing on whether or not the arrangement will be permanent.
27-year-old Bynes was a no show to the hearing, and there was no discussion inside the courtroom on why she was absent.
TMZ is reporting that the former Nickelodeon star’s doctors determined she was not well enough to attend the hearing and has been granted an extended 30 days of psychiatric care.
Bynes has been under psychiatric supervision since starting a small fire on a driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. on July 24.
– With reporting by Andrea Simpson.