Inlaw justice Informative - Stolen inhertiance

Review by cycolbur on 2007-01-03
I just need some advice I have the in-laws from h--.My husband and I have been married for 30 years and I thank god I had the family I did instead of his. His mom had her name on his savings account when he was growing up when we tried to figure out exactly how much she stole it was above 9 grand. He was 14 and he was made to pay room and board to live in his own home go to school 25 dollars a week that was morethen the average rent back in '68. Yes was physcially beaten by his dad and emotionally by his mom. His grandfather left my husband an inhertiance but he was not receive it until his grandmother passed. You guessed it, his mom was executer of the estate and she decided he did not deserve it. It was for 10 grand. We have tried several times to get her to give him what she owes him she jsut snubs her nose at him andtells him he don't deserve it. I guessthe fact that he is still married to me and we changed religions ticked her off. Any sadvice how do you get is welcome this has toen this family aprt he does not speak or see her and her health is not good. This last summer his dad died and a small check was sent but my hubby did not deserve any of that either in laws have been divorced for a long time so dad heirs was hubby and sister. From what we figured she owes him around 25 grand. HELP.
Comments:7 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-01-09
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-01-03:
This is clearly a civil matter that you need to cunsult an attorney with. The only way you're going to get it is to have a case and sue for it.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-01-03:
Yah,I was thinking the same thing, slim.
Posted by cycolbur on 2007-01-03:
I am hoping someone will have an idea without taking that other route. She is his mom and she is in bad health. This has been going on for a few years we just hope to get it taken care of and bring some peace in this family. Sadly she admitted she took it but she sees that she did nothing wrong in her eyes. She is 75 now this started when she was for his inhertiance she was 60. The inhertiance was in a will but the money was in the safe at her house and she had power of attorney over gram's money. She had 2 brothers one she gave his money to the other the same reason she did not give to my hubby. dr phil help
Posted by *Brenda* on 2007-01-03:
I would have gotten an attorney from the beginning. I'm not sure what the statute of limitations is, I don't know where you are, but 15 years is a long time to wait to bring this up.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish? You don't want to go to an attorney and you mention Dr. Phil. Are you trying to bring them closer together because of her health?
Posted by tander on 2007-01-04:
Maybe sending something from a attorneys office would scare her into giving him his money.
Posted by Shakra on 2007-01-04:
Was his mother's name still part of his account after he moved out?
Posted by cycolbur on 2007-01-09:
His mom name was on his account until he moved out he discovered that she had stolen his money when he went to buy a car. As far as sears goes she worked there easy access. What we are trying to accomlish one is to get him and his mom peace it is hard when you know it is your mom that stole from you. we have talked ourselves blue in fact we have just learned that some more crap happened. His dad died in march and the money was to be divided between hubby and sister whell the check was sent to sister and someone forged his name. We are waiting for documents copies of check plus other stuff so we can go to the police. His sister is no better then good old mom. Sister and her other half broke into our home 4 years ago while his mom was in a nursing home recovering from a stroke they stole stuff. we had it documented withthe police but we also talked to the doctors who told us that his mother would have relaspe if we had sister arrested. Sucks to be us. Personally I would disown the whole bunch but they are his family and it tears my husband apart. I cannot figure out how he came out of this horrible family as such a good and loving, honest person that he is thank god for his grand father.

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