My mother had a piece of land in athens greece area 37 years ago, but my mother had got married and left to New York and had never got the chance to go back. About 32 years ago she was told that the greek govt . , built property on top of my mothers land. Then later on in the years had reimbursement her for it, and its just sitting in the bank unclaimed. My family members tell her that the money is there and that why haven't she come to get it... So my problem is where and what bank are these funds located in, and are they still there?? You know with the problems in greece today..Who know's if there even there still?? My mother is sick and elderly and can't travel. Have not found any lawyer who can help:(
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You need a lawyer in Greece.
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Reach out to any relatives in Greece to help locate an attorney there. Also, there is a large Greek community located in the Astoria area, maybe someone there or an attorney there can help you locate an attorney in Greece.
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Have you tried to follow up with your mother's relatives in Greece to see if they can give you any more information about the bank where the funds might be located. You might also check with the Greek government to see if they have any records relating to the event.
Other than that you would definitely need an attorney in Greece to help you; even if you knew precisely where the money is you would most likely need a Greek attorney to help you gain control of it.
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