Amanda Bynes Lives Alone, Conservatorship Intact

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Amanda Bynes is doing well following her lashing out at her parents via Twitter, and recent erratic behavior. She is living on her own. However in court on Tuesday, a Ventura County, California judge extended the conservatorship over the actress until a hearing on June 23rd. This means her parents are still in control of both her finances and her medical care.

On an even more positive note, the DUI case from September 2014--for which Amanda Bynes was facing charges for violating her probation--has been dismissed.

"Amanda is doing well," her lawyer, David Esquibias told People magazine.

Released from a psychiatric facility back in October, Amanda Bynes was first arrested in 2012 for DUI. She was placed on three years' probation in 2014 for that incident.

"Amanda is doing much better from where she was months ago," a source tells People. "She has her own apartment and is much happier. She and her parents are getting along and Amanda is clear-headed, more focused and has more independence."

Amanda Bynes' claim to fame first came on the Nickelodeon network, where she starred in shows like All That and The Amanda Show. She also appeared in films including Hairspray and She's the Man.

Although Amanda Bynes has certainly exhibited some bizarre behavior in recent years, certainly most are thrilled to hear that she is doing so well. Mental illness is a serious disease, and often requires both medicine and therapy in order for patients to live happy, fulfilling lives.

Hopefully Amanda Bynes can attain both.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.