My question involves personal finance in the State of: Michigan
Background: My parents began an investment account for me at Merril Lynch, telling me the intent was to afford down-payment on a home when needed. Upon turning 18 I was given no choice but to sign a document allowing my parents to be on the account past me turning 18. In 2008 I was given a credit card to access the money in the account for personal needs. I abused the credit card and my mother called and froze the account.
Fast forward to present day: The account has not been since touched. My family and I are no longer in touch, following multiple physical assaults from my mother, only one of which is documented in a police report. I now have a family of my own, with a 4 month old daughter. I have been renting a house for some time, but now the house is coming up on the market. I would now like to purchase a house on my own, and would like to for the sake of raising my daughter in a stable, constant place. In contact with ML they will not unfreeze unless all 3 of us (mom, dad and myself) sign to unfreeze it...which isn't an option in my life. I would like to begin the legal proceedings to have the account unfrozen. Can someone direct me down the path that is needed to do so?
I can afford legal help, and such, but would like to acquire free or open help before proceeding further.
Thank you for your help in advance.