Bynes' mother, who has a temporary conservatorship, was set to appear in court on Monday to make things official. However, since Bynes is under an involuntary psychiatric hold, through which she is receiving long-term treatment, her mother was already given control to make medical and financial decisions. Therefore, there is no need for a permanent conservatorship at this time.
The 27-year-old actress was expected in court on Tuesday for her 2012 DUI arrest, but her lawyer made the case that Bynes does not have the mental capacity to stand trial. The case was transferred to mental health court, where a judge will need to determine whether she is mentally competent for a trial.
Bynes' lawyer also appeared in court on Thursday to ask for a postponement in the case related to Bynes allegedly throwing a bong out her window in New York, TMZ reports. Her lawyer claimed that the starlet could be in psychiatric treatment for up to 18 months.
In July, Bynes was hospitalized on a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold after she started a small fire in a resident's driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif. The night before, Bynes was involved in an altercation with a cab driver after she was denied entry into a nearby retirement community, from which called her a cab. She was kicked out of the cab after saying that she didn't have money, and police were subsequently called. The three-day hold was extended to two weeks to allow doctors to properly diagnose her. The hold was later extended to 30 days.