My parents stole money from my college trust fund to pay for my brother’s wedding. I’m suing them, but now my whole family is against me.
A woman has revealed she is suing her parents after they took money a relative had set aside for her education and used it to pay for her brother’s wedding.
taking to Reddit the anonymous women, from the United States, explained that her great-aunt opened a savings account for her to attend college.
However, her parents managed to access the account and used most of the funds, leaving only $13,000.
She is now suing her parents, but said she has been ostracized by the rest of her family, who are outraged that she airs her private affairs in public.
But many were quick to comment to side with the woman and assure her that suing them is the right thing to do.
A woman has revealed she is suing her parents after they took her remaining education money to pay for her siblings’ wedding (file image)
The woman explained: ‘My great-aunt opened savings accounts for all her female relatives. In our culture, women’s education is not really valued and she thought that was bullshit.
He lived with his father in London, where he was educated. She later attended college and became a doctor.
She married a British man, they moved to America and had a great life. She financed the education of as many of her nieces and great-nieces as she could.
“When he passed away, he left money for as many girls in his family as he could. My parents managed to access the accounts that were created for my sister and me.
They used it to pay for my brother’s wedding. My sister didn’t care because she got married two years after finishing high school and she had no intention of going to college.
‘When I graduated I went to the bank to get money for school and almost everything was gone. There was about $13,000 left.
“I asked my parents about it and they said they needed the money. I finally found out where the money went. I got mad. I got student loans and moved out. I’m a huge source of embarrassment to them and I don’t give a damn.
“I am currently suing them for the money I had left. My whole family is against me.
Taking to Reddit the anonymous woman, from the US, explained that her great-aunt set up a savings account for her to attend college.
‘Everyone thinks I’m a complete jerk for airing private family matters in public. And that I’m putting money before family.
“All my friends are on my side, but they are all American and they don’t really understand my culture. Me neither to be honest.
‘My brother called me and offered to pay for my college if I drop the lawsuit. I agreed as long as we had a legally binding contract.
‘He said I was being a jerk for not trusting him. I told him he shouldn’t have taken my wedding money from him. It is causing all kinds of embarrassment in our community.
“I’m a little embarrassed to be doing this, but I don’t want to have this debt that I shouldn’t have.”
Many were quick to comment to side with the woman and assure her that suing them is the right thing to do.
One person wrote: ‘Your parents didn’t borrow your money. They stole it. I hope you have all the documents to prove that the money was yours.
‘Your brother is also to blame for trying to get you to drop a lawsuit with what is probably a lie.
‘If you have the opportunity to start a life without student debt, do everything you can to achieve it. Your parents, and I’m sorry, but their culture sounds completely toxic. I’m glad you came out.
Another agreed, saying: ‘I’m sorry, but this is a criminal matter. If this was for an American university, you’re talking 200k to 300K. Theft of that amount is jail time.
While someone else said: ‘It’s good that the brother offers to return the money. If he really means it, then the contract shouldn’t be a problem for him.
“I agree that his not signing implies that he just wants OP to stop ‘shaming’ the family.” don’t hold back Your parents only thought of themselves, so you have to put yourself first too.
To which the original poster replied: ‘The law student center at my university is helping me with everything. I have proof that the money was mine. I am trying to do everything possible so that this does not become a criminal matter.”