Amanda Bynes's Conservatorship Has Ended

A judge ruled to terminate her nearly 9-year-long conservatorship.

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Amanda Bynes's nearly nine-year-long conservatorship has been ended. During a hearing on Tuesday in Los Angeles, a judge terminated the conservatorship over her person and estate.

While Bynes was not present, her attorney David A. Esquibias represented her in court and judge Roger L. Lund passed along congratulations, adding, "The conservatorship is no longer needed or required. She has done everything the court has asked."

Bynes did share a statement with People via Esquibias. "Following today's decision by the judge to terminate my conservatorship, I would like to thank my fans for their love and well wishes during this time," she said. "I would also like to thank my lawyer and my parents for their support over the last nine years."

She continued, "In the last several years, I have been working hard to improve my health so that I can live and work independently, and I will continue to prioritize my well-being in this next chapter. I am excited about my upcoming endeavors — including my fragrance line — and look forward to sharing more when I can."

Esquibias also shared his own statement with Entertainment Tonight, saying, "I'm excited for her. She is excited. We're all excited and we're all anxiously looking forward to Amanda living a life as a private and normal citizen."

"Ms. Bynes' parents have both been very supportive throughout the entire conservatorship, and have helped her work towards a positive transition into the real world, which was the goal from the beginning of the legal arrangement," he told the outlet. "Ms. Bynes has done very well in a very short period of time that she's been [living at the structured community for women.] Now she's able to live on her own independently and free of the conservatorship. Besides normalcy as a person and a student, I know that she is looking forward to what her next step is going to be."

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