Willimantic, CT asked in Probate for Connecticut

Q: My mom had a special needs trust she was allowed to use it for herself she bought a car that i drove bc she was handicap

The car was totalled and now thats she is gone the state wants to know where the money is no one has it bc it was spent on odds and ends for her as well as past car taxes the check did come in my name bc i was on there as a co owner just wondering what can happen and if i should get an attorny also im in ct... i have no recipts at all for nothing just wondering what will happen to me bc i dont think she understood and i definitely didnt so not sure what can happen

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Do your best to account for how the money was spent and you should be fine. When it comes to special needs trusts you need to save receipts for everything. Hopefully the money was all spent on your mother’s needs.

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