Amanda Bynes‘ parents, Rick and Lynn, have lawyered up and are headed to court on Friday in Ventura County to ask a judge to grant them temporary conservatorship of their daughter, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
According to courthouse insiders at the Ventura County Courthouse in Oxnard, “Rick and Lynn will appear before the judge on Friday to ask for a temporary conservatorship of their daughter, Amanda. Her parents will both be petitioning to be the temporary proposed conservators, and want control of her personal and financial affairs.”
Under California law, “the proposed conservator must show that the conservatee is is unable to care for themselves, and is a danger to others,” a source told Radar about what Bynes’ parents will face in their legal quest.
“When Britney’s father got conservatorship of her, she was viewed as a danger to herself and this made it much easier for the judge to sign off on it.”
But Amanda’s parents face a tough battle, because despite the former child star’s increasingly erratic behavior, which has led to her being detained with a 5150 psych hold after setting a small fire in the driveway of a stranger’s home. Bynes fled the scene, her dog covered with gasoline, and eventually was nabbed by the authorities. She can be held a minimum of 72 hours.
However, Bynes’ parents “are hopeful that the judge will take into consideration that she tried to start a fire in a stranger’s driveway, and burned her pants in the process. Her behavior is completely unpredictable, and she needs long term mental health help,” the source added.