If my grandmother left me a sum of money for college for when I was of age but since then my dad cashed in whatever that was for me and used for himself, can I sue him?

She left me the money 10-15 years ago. Is there a specific limit of time I should of acted within?

Asked on November 24, 2015 under Estate Planning, Ohio

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Did your grandmother open a bank account in your name with your dad having the ability to withdraw or did she open a special limited account? Did she just simply give money to your dad to hold for you?
If she had specific written instructions and placed it in a trust or limited bank account, you can sue your father for misappropriation or theft. If she didn't, then it may be your word against his.
Consider consulting with an attorney in your state (civil litigation attorney) if you have sufficient evidence to pursue this matter.


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