Why Did Amanda Bynes' Mother Drop Conservatorship? Lynn Granted LPS By Courts

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Amanda Bynes would benefit from conservatorship, mental health expert Steven Horen said. Reuters

Amanda Bynes’ mother Lynn has withdrawn her petition for conservatorship of the troubled star, Radar Online reported Thursday, because she was granted an LPS conservatorship. The hearing that was supposed to take place on Monday has since been dropped.

Lynn Bynes’ attorney Tamar Arminak “notified the court on Thursday morning that the petition was being withdrawn. There will be no hearing on Monday,” according to a source who spoke to the gossip site.

The elder Bynes withdrew the original conservatorship only because she was granted an LPS (for Lanterman Petris Short) and they would have duplicated each other.

According to The Superior Court of California, a mental health LPS conservatorship “makes one adult (called the conservator) responsible for a mentally ill adult (called the conservatee). These conservatorships are only for adults with mental illnesses listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.”

Amanda Bynes has been under her parent’s temporary conservatorship since she was placed in a psychiatric facility after she lit a fire in a neighbor’s driveway and sped away from the scene in late July. That was just the last of a series of disturbing events involving Bynes over the past year.

An unnamed lawyer of hers thinks her bong-toss case, which happened in New York prior to the driveway fire, will be resolved soon, according to Fox News. The starlet had been charged with reckless endangerment and marijuana possession, which was one of the incidents that led to her being put on a 5150 psychiatric hold.

Doctors at the time reportedly said she showed signs of schizophrenia and she remains in UCLA Medical Center, the Latin Times added.

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