Amanda Bynes' parents may be considering conservatorship, report says

Amanda Bynes being escorted after a criminal court

Amanda Bynes being escorted after a criminal court appearance in Manhattan. (May 24, 2013) (Credit: AP )

Rick and Lynn Bynes, the parents of troubled actress Amanda Bynes, may be considering a conservatorship for their daughter, similar to the one created for Britney Spears in 2008 by the singer's father.

The Los Angeles Times said Wednesday that the 27-year-old Bynes' parents, who have publicly expressed concern about their daughter for more than a year, have discussed the possibility. A conservatorship is a legal instrument in which one or more family members or other responsible parties control basic decisions in a person's life, including where they live and funds they can access.

Bynes was hospitalized by police Monday night for an involuntary 72-hour mental-health evaluation as allowed under California law, after Ventura County sheriff's deputies found her in a Thousand Oaks, Calif., driveway where, they said, she had set a small fire.

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Law enforcement officials told Wednesday that Bynes will not be charged with a crime, and that police and prosecutors view her conduct as non-criminal.

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Does Amanda Bynes need to be under a conservatorship?

Yes. It helped Britney Spears. No. She's capable of making her own decisions.

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