Amanda Bynes is still in a psychiatric hold and was unable to go to court today in her case of conservatorship. It’s probably for the best. The judge granted Bynes’ parents conservatorship — meaning, they’re going to be in charge of making legal, financial, and personal decisions for her — but unfortunately, it’s only a temporary conservatorship. More from TMZ:
Amanda was not in court, because doctors at the psychiatric hospital got a 1-month extension on her psych hold … because she’s “gravely disabled” with mental illness.
Amanda’s lawyer told the judge … she’s spoken with the actress several times and Amanda opposes the conservatorship, believing it’s not necessary.
The conservatorship not only covers Amanda’s personal well-being, it gives her mom the ability to manage her finances. Amanda’s $4 million savings have been rapidly depleted, though it’s unclear what she’s been spending money on. The judge cautioned the parents not to make any significant deals without consulting with Amanda’s lawyer.
The judge said he’d like to have some face-to-face time with Amanda, so he can make a firsthand evaluation.
The temporary conservatorship will last until Sept. 30. At that time the judge will hold a formal hearing on whether to make it permanent.
I can’t imagine what could change so drastically by September that she wouldn’t need her parents anymore, but who knows. Here’s hoping she gets better.