Amanda Bynes is taking a page out of Britney Spears' playbook. The 35-year-old former Nickelodeon actress has filed to terminate her nearly 9-year conservatorship.
According to Page Six, Bynes filed legal documents in Ventura County Superior Court asking the judge to end both the conservatorship of her person and estate.
Earlier this week, the ex-All That star filed a capacity declaration. Its purpose is to give the court an update on her mental state, which usually comes from the conservatee’s psychologist or physician. The declaration is required for all California conservatorship cases.
Bynes is looking to get the ball rolling ASAP. A hearing has already been scheduled for March 23.
Bynes was initially placed under a conservatorship in August 2013 following a string of bizarre incidents, including almost lighting her dog on fire. Her mother, Lynn Bynes, was given control of her finances, as well as her personal and medical affairs. Bynes' latest move comes months after the judge declared she was to remain under her conservatorship until at least January 2023.
Despite reading a letter from Bynes' legal team, the judge decided it was best the She's The Man star remain under watchful care. In September, her lawyer, David Esquibias, gave an update on her condition.
He stated Bynes was “doing really well, besides anxiety and trauma,” adding her conservatorship was “no longer convenient" and should be terminated.
Bynes' conservatorship termination request comes following a rough few years for the actress. In 2020, she was ordered to spend 30 days in a Pasadena psychiatric facility to receive treatment for her mental health. Weeks before, Bynes revealed she was engaged to be married to Paul Michael after meeting him in rehab.
The couple has attempted to stay out of the public eye as of late. Paul gave an update on their relationship status in December 2020, revealing they were still set to wed.
"We're doing great," he told E! News. "We go on walks and work every day, like to get coffee, and talk about living together one day. We are limited to what we can do in this pandemic so even if we want to do more, we are limited. [We plan on] spending the holidays together for a family dinner, also going to plan the wedding after we live together."
Radar has reached out to Bynes' attorney for comment.