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A teenage girl shared her dilemma about not being able to receive her inheritance despite being entitled to it. The will stated she could receive the money when she was 18, but her mother didn’t think she was responsible enough.

The Inheritance Agreement

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The original poster (OP), who we’ll refer to as Beverly, is 19. She recalls being a kid when her grandmother passed away.

Discovering the Inheritance

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Despite only being a kid, Beverly recalls her grandma splitting her will between her mother, aunt, and Beverly. The will stated Beverly would only be able to receive her money when she was 18.

Turning 18 and the Rightful Claim

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When Beverly claimed her portion, she discovered her mom had “stored” it for her. However, Beverly’s mom didn’t mention this until Beverly graduated from high school.

Discussions With Family Members

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Here’s where things started heading downhill. Beverly requested her inheritance, but her mom refused, stating, “Well, you’ll just spend the money!”

Standing Up for My Rights

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Beverly understood most kids her age would carelessly spend the money. However, she planned to use the money to pay down her student loans since she is now in college.

Balancing Love and Fairness

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Frustrated, Beverly did the unthinkable and decided to take matters to court. When her family discovered her intentions, they were furious.

Lawyer Up

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“It is your money. No matter what they think you will or won’t do with it. Get a lawyer and get what is yours.”

You’re Entitled to Your Money

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“It doesn’t matter if your mother thinks you’ll be irresponsible. If it was stated that you get it at age 18, then you get it at age 18.”

A Similar Story

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“My mother did something similar with the child support she got from my dad. In their divorce, it was an account in my name at a bank they both shared. He could only transfer money in, she and I could transfer money out. 

“In the state we lived in, he had to pay until I was 21. My mother had to have every withdrawal from the account over $200 a day verified with my PIN to say I agreed to it. Once I turned 21, I got all the money transferred to my main bank account.”

Planning for College and Beyond

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Beverly feels she was standing up for herself for what is legally hers. However, she doesn’t want to cause conflict within her family.

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Retired Couple Keep Their Millions a Secret; After Needy Family Discovers Wealth Financial Demands Follow

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They’re Stripped of Grandma’s Inheritance, So They Vow to Disown Him Unless He Agrees to Ultimatum

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After losing his mother at a young age, a boy maintained a close connection with his grandparents on his mother’s side. When it was time to receive his inheritance from his grandparents, conflict arose between his dad and siblings wanting their share.

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Greedy Sister Snatches Largest Diamond Inheritance but Has Meltdown After Surprise Valuation

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Brother Gets Accepted to Dream College; Now Sister Demands to Give Up His Dream for Hers

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