What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
I'm a 24 year old woman and I've recently stumbled upon my parents divorce decree, stating that a Merill Lynch account (with the number listed) would pay for all of my college tuition. After some investigation, I've discovered that that account was a part of a trust that was willed to me from my great grandfather, of which I was a declared beneficiary. However, I've never received any word of its status or even that it had existed at all. My family's stock broker did some inside investigation for us and discovered that that account was closed and that the funds had been transferred.
Yet i still had received no word of its status.
I've since recovered my grandfather and grandmothers will, of which both mention a trust without exact details. I spoke with an officer specialized in this sort of thing, and he told me that this was not enough information to press criminal charges.
My question is what steps do I need to go through in order to retrieve this "lost" sum of money? Any information would be greatly appreciated, as I'm completely strapped for cash and unable to afford professional legal aid or advice.What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?