If my trust fund was to be released at the age of 21 and I am now 26 and the guardian of that account has not passed it on to me, what can be done?

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If my trust fund was to be released at the age of 21 and I am now 26 and the guardian of that account has not passed it on to me, what can be done?

Asked on January 8, 2012 under Estate Planning, Illinois

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Janet Brewer / Law Office of Janet L Brewer

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you know where the account is being held, you can take your birth certificate to the institution and tell them to give you the funds.  If that doesn't work (or if you don't know where the account is held or you don't know the account number), then you will need to petition the probate court in the county where the trustee/guardian resides to "compel" him to release the funds.  

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

Janet Brewer / Law Office of Janet L Brewer

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you know where the account is being held, you can take your birth certificate to the institution and tell them to give you the funds.  If that doesn't work (or if you don't know where the account is held or you don't know the account number), then you will need to petition the probate court in the county where the trustee/guardian resides to "compel" him to release the funds.  

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.


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