Although the parents of troubled actress Amanda Bynes have filed paperwork asking for legal conservatorship of the What I Like About You actress, Los Angeles judge Glen Reiser is having her hospital stay extended for two weeks, thus delaying her hearing. The new date for the hearing is Friday, August 9.
Sheriff Ryan Milbourne told In Touch that the delay was expected and that Judge Reiser is waiting "until he can see and speak with Amanda in a couple of weeks." Amanda's mom Lynn Bynes filed papers asking to be her daugher's conservator, but that request has been temporarily denied.
According to her lawyer Mary Shea, Amanda was not notified of the hearing today and has a psych evaluation scheduled for this afternoon. The mental health facility reportedly would not let Amanda be served with court papers.
"This is not a case where it's an emergency," Judge Reiser said about the postponement. "There's a lot of an estate at stake. With Ms. Shea's guidance I trust Amanda will be here on August 9," he continued.
Amanda was admitted to the hospital after setting fire to a woman's driveway in Thousand Oaks, Calif., and put under a 5150 involuntary mental health hold.
Amanda has been spending a lot of time in court lately.
She recently appeared in court in New York City to defend herself against charges of marijuana possession, reckless endangerment, and tampering with evidence after she reportedly threw a bong out the window of her Manhattan apartment. She appeared in court dancing and wearing a blue wig.