Bynes, who rose to fame as a child actor on Nickelodeon’s “All That” in the ’90s and then starred in a slew of hit movies in the early 2000’s, has been under a conservatorship since 2013.
“The conservatorship is no longer need or required, and therefore, the petition of termination is granted,” Judge Roger L. Lund said Tuesday morning at the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, in Oxnard, Calif. “She’s done everything the court has asked over a long period of time,” the judge added, before congratulating Bynes.
Bynes was not present at the hearing. Her attorney, David A. Esquibias, spoke on her behalf.
With no objections in the courtroom, the hearing lasted all of five minutes, and termination was expected. The day before the hearing, the judge issued a tentative ruling, stating that the conservatorship is “no longer required,” setting the stage for the end of the court-ordered arrangement that Bynes had been living under for over the past decade.