After Nine Years A Judge Terminates Amanda Bynes Conservatorship
(CNN) -- A conservatorship for actress Amanda Bynes, which has been overseeing her personal and professional affairs for the past nine years, was formally ended by a judge on Tuesday.
"The conservatorship is no longer needed or required, and therefore the petition for termination is granted," said Ventura County Judge Roger Lund during a short hearing lasting just over five minutes.
Bynes was not in the courtroom when the ruling was made.
Bynes' mother, Lynne Bynes, had been acting as her conservator and did not object to the request filed last month.
"The parents are happy, thrilled to get this good news," Tamar Arminak, an attorney for Bynes' parents, told NBC last month. "The professionals say she is ready to make her own life choices and decisions and are so proud of her."
Bynes spoke about her conservatorship on Instagram recently, writing in part, "I want to thank you all so much for your love and support."
The procedure was first put in place in 2013, when Bynes was experiencing some personal difficulties. Her effort to end her conservatorship comes after a judge ended Britney Spears' 13-year conservatorship in November.
"Congratulations to Miss Bynes, and good luck," Judge Lund said at the end of the hearing.
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