Actress Amanda Bynes has been in a personal conservatorship since 2013 following what she described as a dark period in her life.

The actor’s parents, Lynn and Rick Bynes, first filed for conservatorship –  a legal arrangement typically reserved for people who are older, ailing or have disabilities – over Bynes in 2013 after she was put on an involuntary mental-health evaluation hold. She had shown erratic public behavior and faced a series of arrests.

In August 2013, Lynn was granted legal control over the child star’s financial, personal, and medical affairs. 

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In 2017, Lynn successfully petitioned to terminate the conservatorship, but it was reinstated after Amanda suffered a relapse in 2019.

In the last few years, Amanda has gotten sober, graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, and also said that she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Amanda gained prominence as a young cast member of “All That,” Nickelodeon’s “Saturday Night Live”-style show.

In an interview with Paper Magazine in 2018, Amanda said, “I got really into my drug usage and it became a really dark, sad world for me.”

Last month, the 35-year-old filed a petition to end the legal arrangement that had controlled her finances for nearly nine years. The court’s ruling allows Amanda to make personal choices that she did not have before.

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After the filing, her mother’s said that she “intended [it] to be temporary,” adding, “Lynn is extremely happy and thrilled and proud of Amanda and ready to terminate this conservatorship based on the hard work Amanda has done.”

In February 2020, Lynn used her conservator status to prevent Amanda’s marriage to her fiancé, Paul Michael. But, now, Amanda is free to make her personal decisions.

At Ventura County Superior Court on Tuesday, Judge Roger L. Lund granted Bynes’ request to terminate the conservatorship.

“She’s done everything the court has asked over a long period of time,” Judge Lund said, according to the New York Times.