Deforest, WI asked in Estate Planning and Probate for Wisconsin

Q: So my grandfather died and left money to all of his grandchildren; including me. I was a minor at the time.

So my grandfather died and left money to all of his grandchildren; including me. I was a minor at the time.

My mom quicky brushes it away after I talk to her. She says I will get it when I'm 25. (I'm 22 now.) On the court document it says *my brothers name* on behalf of me- waived and consent. Does this mean they gave him my money? Again she just told me he had sign for me because I wasn't there. (Also I'm pretty sure he was only 21 at the time so the fact that I have to wait this long doesn't make sense to me.)

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Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Crossville, TN

A: Hire an attorney right away. I have seen this scam before. After a period of time the statute of limitations expires and you lose your right to claim the money that was stolen by a relative that was supposed to turn over the money to you. You are an adult now and have the right to see all of the documents and bank statements. Do not delay.

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