Can a legally emancipated minor access inheritance?
3 attorney answers
In addition to what Ian said, even as a minor, you may ask the court to name a new person to control your bequest. However, if the money is gone, as soon as you turn 18, file a small claims case against the person controlling the money.
I am moving this to the "guardianship" category. You would have to go to court to get the guardian of your inheritance removed. If you believe your guardian is embezzling funds or using your money for their own benefit, then that is theft, which requires a police report. What is going on that you want access to your money? Generally, as long as the guardian is spending the money (or withholding your inheritance for your later use) for your benefit, disagreeing with the way your guardian is managing your inheritance is not enough to get your guardian removed.
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You indicated that you are an emancipated minor.
In Idaho there are only two ways to have emancipation as a minor.
1. Marriage - with parent or guardian permission (over 16 years too).
2. Military entry - again with parent or guardian consent.
You cannot emancipate by any other route in Idaho.
If you are an emancipated minor like you say, the law will consider you as an adult. I recommend hiring an attorney to assist assert any rights you may have in the inheritance monies. Proof of emancipation would need to be provided.
Finally, if you are NOT yet emancipated....you must wait until you are 18; unless you plan on marriage or entering the military.