Mother stole her daughter's inherited IRA.

Asked 7 months ago - Concord, CA

My father passed away and left IRAs to his wife (my stepmother, whom I never lived with but who is abusive and manipulative), their daughter (my half-sister, age 30), and his other children, of whom I am one. My stepmother did not tell her daughter about the inheritance. She forged her name, took her money, and now supports her with it. She had the gall to tell me my half-sister was not left anything. I have records of the beneficiaries. I told my 1/2 sister about the money. She asked her mom but got more lies. She is cowed by her mom and won't fight back. Now there's a small settlement the mom is stealing. I doubt I can do anything on my own, but I'd love to turn in the mom. Can I?

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  1. Kelvin P. Green

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    Answered . Get an attorney and sue

    This is for general information only. Nothing in this information should be construed as creating an attorney-... more
  2. Gregory Paul Benton

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    Answered . YOur best move would be to file a suit. I doubt the police will do anything.

  3. David L. Carrier

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    Answered . Call the Cops!

    This is not legal advice. I am not your lawyer. You are not my client. You cannot rely on my response to your... more
  4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.

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    Answered . Turn the matter over the local police and also discuss with an attorney.

    The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of... more

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