My son has a traumatic brain injury and received a Title 13 trust fund from the accident. What do I need to file in order to get access to the money?

I live in Maryland. The funds are in Bank of America account and they told me that I had to get a court order in order to access the funds. His bills have been growing and I really need to get them paid. I have been unemployed most of the time that he has been “recovering”.

Asked on March 16, 2012 under Personal Injury, Maryland

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You need to seek legal help here.  You need to start, though, by reading the order of the court.  I am sure that you were appointed as your son's guardian, correct?  That gives you certain rights under the law.  You would not need a court order other than being appointed as the guardian.  I am going to give you a link to information found via an internet search but please, this in no way is a subsitute for legal guidance. Good luck.

http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Government/JudicialBranch/Wills/PDF/GUIDELINES%20FOR%20GUARDIANS.pdf


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