What can I do if I inherited money as a minorbut now that I’m of age my mother refuses to give me any information regarding it?

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What can I do if I inherited money as a minorbut now that I’m of age my mother refuses to give me any information regarding it?

I inherited money when I was a minor from my grandmother when she passed away, and now I am of age. I have recently been kicked out of my house and when I asked my mom where the money is or how much there is, she refuses to tell me. I am positive that I inherited money because I have 4 other siblings who also inherited money. What can I do legally to get her to tell me where the money is, how much there is, and how I can access it? I also have some bank accounts that she refuses to inform me of, so I was also wondering how I can get her to give me information on them.

Asked on June 27, 2011 under Estate Planning, California

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

I am so sorry for your situation.  Is it possible that you can ask your siblings how they came in to their inheritances?  Was the money placed in a bank account for their benefit or a trust?  This information may be a good starting point.  Also, Wills are public records so you can go down to the Probate court in the county in which your Grandmother resided and look up the probate.  You can see how much money was given you and how it was given to you.  You can also see who the executor of the estate was and speak with him or her on the matter.  As for your bank account, start with the bank closest to your house.  Or where your Mother does her baning on a regular basis.  As for legally getting her to tell you I think that would involve lots of lawyers and money.  Try this way first.  Good luck.


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