Marlborough, MA asked in Probate for Massachusetts

Q: Possible stolen inheritance?

After my father died when I was 9, my dad gave my aunt custodian to the inheritance I'd receive. Now that I am 18, I've been trying to contact her receiving information about it and she wont budge or even contact me regarding it and blocked my number. The money was supposed to pay for my college and my first year of college is coming up in the fall and I have no information! What should be my next course of action.

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Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa
Answered
  • Probate Lawyer
  • Woburn, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: It is not stated what Probate Court was involved in having your aunt appointed as your Guardian and Conservator, but annually there should have been Accounts filed by her showing sums of money received and payments out and what remains. There should have been an initial Inventory filed as well. You should engage counsel to review what was done with your father's estate as well as to how your monies were handled and there could well be a removal of fiduciary petition as well as potentially an equity case against aunt for misfeasance if applicable.

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