Amanda Bynes seeks to end her nearly 9-year conservatorship

"She's ready to live free of this conservatorship," Bynes' attorney told "GMA."

February 28, 2022, 9:27 AM

Amanda Bynes is seeking to end her nearly nine-year conservatorship.

David Esquibias, the former Nickelodeon star's lawyer, told "Good Morning America" Monday his client no longer needs protection of the court.

"She has a doctor's declaration that indicates that she is able to manager her own financial affairs, that she's able to live independently," Esquibias told "GMA."

"She has been working hard in school for the last several years, earning almost straight A's," Esquibias continued. "She's ready to live free of this conservatorship."

Bynes' mother, Lynn, was put in charge of her daughter's affairs following a 2013 incident in which Bynes allegedly started a small fire in a stranger's driveway, after which Bynes was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold.

Before that, the "What a Girl Wants" actress was involved in a series of run-ins with the law for DUI and possession of drugs.

Tamar Arminak, the attorney for Bynes' family, said her parents "could not be more proud of Amanda for the progress she has made and the healthy and safe life she has created for herself."

"Her family has been with her on this journey since the beginning and they fully support her," Esquibias added, and said that Bynes' individual rights and freedoms were never taken away from her during the conservatorship.

Bynes, 35, has been out of the spotlight for more than a decade, with her last acting role being 2010's "Easy A."

The push for Bynes' conservatorship to end comes on the heels of a court ending pop superstar Britney Spears' 13-year conservatorship in November.