Judge Delays Decision on Amanda Bynes Conservatorship

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OXNARD, Calif. (KTLA) — A judge in Oxnard on Friday delayed a decision on a request by actress Amanda Bynes’ parents to be made her temporary conservators.

Ventura County Superior Court Judge Glen M. Reiser stated that because Bynes, 27, is currently on a 14-day psychiatric hold, an emergency decision was not necessary.


Police booking photo from a DUI arrest in July 2012

Rick and Lynn Bynes officially applied on Thursday to gain legal control of the actress’ welfare and financial affairs.

Reiser set a new court date for Aug. 9, when he hoped Bynes would be present.

Before issuing a decision, he said he wanted to have a one-on-one with Bynes and also wanted to hear from her doctors.

He also wanted a recommendation from the attorney he appointed to represent Bynes.

The former Nickelodeon star was taken into custody Monday night after she allegedly set a gas can on fire in front of a house in Thousand Oaks.

Deputies found Bynes near the fire, and after talking to her, decided to place her on a 72-hour 5150 psychiatric hold.

A judge on Thursday granted a request to extend the hold for two weeks, in a hearing that was held at the hospital, TMZ reported.

People close to Bynes fear she is suffering from schizophrenia, according to TMZ, which cited sources close to the situation.

Her parents planned to tell the judge that the only way to keep her safe was to provide around-the-clock care, the website reported.

They were prepared to move Bynes into their Thousand Oaks home and provide the necessary care, according to TMZ.

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