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Amanda Bynes works through treatment while under conservatorship

Life can take many twists and turns. Although it can be hard to prepare for everything that life brings, there are ways to help deal with unexpected events. For instance, a person might suddenly become incapacitated by a physical or mental condition. If this is the case, he or she might not be able to make critical financial or medical decisions. Conservatorship may be a worthwhile legal option in this scenario.

Actress Amanda Bynes went recently went through a personal crisis that was visible to the public eye. As mental health and addiction concerns took over Bynes' life, the state sought to place her under a conservatorship order.

Now, Bynes' mother is in control of the mental health conservatorship that was originally sought by doctors. This means that her mother will be making important decisions on her behalf until the order is lifted in court.

When Bynes began experiencing medical issues, her mother wanted to obtain a probate conservatorship in order to preserve her best interests. However, doctors requested that a mental health conservatorship should be installed. This legal order has more force, as it allows medical professionals greater latitude to provide treatment.

After spending time in rehabilitation, Bynes is now in outpatient care. Not only that, but she also plans to go back to school for fashion design. In this case, it appears as though the star is working on the next chapter of her life.

Making the decision to pursue a conservatorship arrangement for a loved one might not always be easy. However, taking the time to explore this legal option could prove to be very beneficial for the entire family.

Source: New York Daily News, "Amanda Bynes enrolls in fashion college ‘to get a fresh start’ after rehab stint: source," Nancy Dillon, Dec. 6, 2013

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