My question involves personal property located in the State of: California and Colorado
Thanks for pointers regarding this. My 35-year old girlfriend has lived all her life with her parents. They are well-to-do, she is a single child, and they are very controlling. She has no employment and has always worked domestically for them and been her mother's constant companion. Her parents are strict and very old-fashioned, to say the least.
She came to stay with me and let her parents know she would not return for Thanksgiving. Her parents disapprove of the relationship (which has been going on for 4 years). Her mother has canceled her health insurance, packed up her clothes, jewelry and letters, and threatened to give them to Goodwill. Her mother cleaned out her life's savings (a paltry small amount, but all she has put away ever) which was in a joint account as she was never "allowed" to have one just her own. Her mother claims nothing is hers as she has gotten everything from them her whole life.
I would like to help her recover her clothes, her nest-egg, and her musical instruments from her parents. What kind of legal channels are available?
We have tried to be conciliatory and reasonable, unfortunately the parents are none of these things and believe they can starve her out.