Amanda Bynes' Parents Seek Conservatorship
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Amanda Bynes’ parents face an uphill battle seeking a conservatorship over their daughter who’s spiraling out of control, a legal restraint Britney’s parents sought after in 2008 that controls her legal, medical and financial affairs.

On Thursday, police booked Amanda for drug possession, reckless endangerment, and tampering with evidence after her doorman at her New York City apartment spotted her smoking a joint in the lobby. She tried to throw a bong out of the window which she claims in court Friday morning was a vase.

“Rick and Lynn have met with several lawyers that handle conservatorships in the past month, because they want to get a conservatorship of their daughter,” reports The Daily Mail. They have been advised that even as disturbing as Amanda’s behaviour is, it’s very unlikely that a judge would sign off on a temporary conservatorship.”

But her parents face an uphill battle if they want to place her in a conservatorship. Britney was a more likely candidate back in 2008 because of her reckless driving, a mom to two children, several rehab stints and two 5150 medical holds.

“Conservatorships are very hard to get, and being mentally ill and addicted to drugs isn’t enough. Amanda hasn’t ever been to rehab or ever agreed to see a mental health professional. Her parents are absolutely powerless to do anything at this point.”

“This latest arrest has broken their hearts and they are sick with worry, but there is nothing they can do under the law.”

Hopefully Amanda gets help and turns it around like Britney did. Sending good thoughts your way, Amanda!