Fleming Island, FL asked in Family Law for Florida

Q: How can I clear my name for false allocations on my moms account with my name on it?

My mother is 80 years old has lived with me for about 10 years. There was a disagreement my mother moved in with my sister and her family at the last minute literally the last day of the month but had written a check for the following month now she can’t live with my sister and her family any longer so she said she’s wanting to get an apartment and she needs the $700 which she is accusing me of signing her name and she wants the money to go toward her apartment or she’s going to prosecute me which I had nothing to do with I really think she either forgot or she’s trying to get money because she knew I was getting my stimulus check and my Workmen’s Comp. and wanted money to go toward her apartment.

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Tami Lane Augen
Tami Lane Augen
Answered
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: There is nothing to clear your name of unless you are criminally charged. It is unclear from your question where the money went. Did it go toward your rent? If so, then perhaps just give her the money back to keep the peace as you would need to pay your rent regardless of whether or not she was living with you.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I agree with my colleague. If you want to get the facts straight, you can start by gathering paper trace of all the transaction. You can then explain to whoever has the need to know.

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