My wife was left $25,000 from her paternal grandmother, to be given to her when she turned 24 years of age.
When she reached 24 years, the money was distributed from the trust in the form of a check, made out in her name. She was worried about "blowing" the whole sum, squandering it away on something stupid (which she had seen her cousins do with their shares), and asked her mother to hold the money for her in a joint account, requiring two signatures for withdrawal.
She has since withdrawn approximately $10,000, never encountering any issues or restrictive access.
My wife is now 28, and we are planning a move out of state. Her parents disagree with our plans and are refusing access to her money.
Looking for advice on the legality of the situation and if we have any legal recourse.