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Amanda Bynes psychiatric hold extended, temporary conservatorship granted

Bynes' case will be back in court next month.

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Bynes' case will be back in court next month.



Amanda Bynes has had her psychiatric hold extended to 30 days and a judge has granted her parents a temporary conservatorship after doctors and a court-appointed investigator reported she was in no condition to take care of herself.

Doctors at Bynes' California hospital met with the judge and said the actress wasn't well enough to attend a Friday hearing about her release, People reports. The magazine says the law she's being held under stated the order can only be granted if the patient is "gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder."

Her parents' request for the conservatorship was then granted Friday morning, despite Bynes' opposition, TMZ says. After the reports from the doctors and the judge's own investigator, Amanda's opinions don't seem sound.

The judge said he would still like to meet with Bynes himself, and told her parents not to make any big changes to her finances without consulting the actress' lawyer first. Part of the problem was that Bynes allegedly blew through $1.2 million of her $4 million in savings in only a few weeks.

The temporary conservatorship will last until Sept. 30, when it will then be reviewed for potential permanency.

[Last modified: Friday, August 9, 2013 5:33pm]


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