Amanda Bynes’s conservatorship has been terminated after nearly nine years, a judge ruled today.

Yesterday, Judge Roger L. Lund, said the court determined that “the conservatorship is no longer required and that grounds for the establishment of a conservatorship of a person no longer exist.” And this afternoon, at the Ventura County Superior Court, he gave the final ruling.

Bynes’s mother, Lynn Bynes, was granted temporary conservatorship over the former Nickelodeon star in 2013, due to her behavior. (Bynes, who was 27 at the time, was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold after allegedly starting a fire in a stranger’s driveway and pouring gasoline on her own dog.)

Following that incident, in 2014, the She’s the Man actress’s case opened up about her mental health in a now-deleted tweet, in which she said she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. She has been in and out of mental health facilities in the years since to deal with her anxiety.

In 2018, Bynes announced that she had been sober for almost four years, though a few months later she reportedly had a relapse and returned to treatment. Then, in 2019, she surprised fans by announcing she had graduated from California’s Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. And the good news didn’t stop there. In 2020, she revealed she had gotten engaged to boyfriend Paul Michael.

Last month, Bynes filed to end her conservatorship of her person and estate, and has been giving her fans updates on the case through her new Instagram account.

Tamar Arminak, an attorney for Bynes’s parents, told NBC News this February that they “100 percent support” her decision to end her conservatorship. “The parents are happy, thrilled to get this good news. The professionals say she is ready to make her own life choices and decisions and are so proud of her,” Arminak said.

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