In the latest twist in the saga of Amanda Bynes, Access Hollywood learned Wednesday that the actress' legal conservatorship – which was only renewed by a Ventura County, Calif., judge last week – will soon be divided between her mother Lynn, and a professional private fiduciary.
While Lynn Bynes will remain the official conservator for her daughter's estate, Amanda's conservatorship attorney David Esquibias told Access exclusively that he will work with the unnamed private trust firm to ensure that his client's material needs are taken care of more efficiently, noting that the actress currently has no stable residence nor the means to rent an apartment.
"My goal is to get her permanent adequate housing," Esquibias said, adding he hopes to have the change made official by the judge in the case as early as Friday.
The next scheduled hearing in Bynes' conservatorship matter is not slated until February 2015.
Esquibias also denied reports that Rick and Lynn Bynes are afraid of their daughter, or that the actress has made "death threats" against them. Esquibias said that while he's heard that Amanda's parents are returning to their home state of Texas, he added that they have had "very amicable communications over the last five days", and that Rick and Lynn are "very proud" of how Amanda has been doing recently, and that they continue to love her very much.
Earlier in the day, Bynes posted a handful of cryptic messages on Twitter, including "Stay true to who you are", "I protect myself from who ever [sic] hurts me", and "So defend yourself against anyone who lies about you", and even invoked a little knowledge of British law: "In Parliament if you don't deny a slanderous or untrue statement it means the accuser is right."
No word on whether Amanda's Tweets were related to her latest legal news.
Calls to Lynn Bynes' attorney by Access Hollywood were not answered by the time of publication on Wednesday night.
-- Joe Ricciardi