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After almost nine years Amanda Bynes, 35, is seeking to end her conservatorship.


The actress' lawyer David A. Esquibias spoke with PEOPLE exclusively, saying,

"Amanda wishes to terminate her conservatorship. She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary."

Bynes's mother Lynn was given temporary conservatorship over Bynes in August 2013 after her daughter allegedly set fire to a driveway. This past September, a status report regarding Bynes' health was filed and approved by a California court.

"It is open day to day. A status report regarding her health and welfare was recently filed and approved by the court. By law, the next status report is due in two years. Her conservatorship will terminate when it is no longer convenient for Amanda."

In October 2020, Esquibias told PEOPLE that Bynes is working on her degree at California's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising after graduating with her associate's degree in 2019.

Around that same time, Bynes announced her engagement to Paul Michael, a man she met at her former sober living home in late 2019, on Valentine's Day 2020.

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