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    Default How to Recover a Gift Your Parents Gave to You as a Minor

    My question involves personal property located in the State of: Illinois (Cook and DuPage Counties specifically)

    We live in the south suburbs of Chicago, and a few years ago while I was underage my parents gave me a new bike for a present (as my old one didn't work anymore). A few weeks ago, when I was packing up to go to college for the first time they told me they were forcing me to leave my bike behind so that for their own personal use. Legally, what can I (an almost-broke college student) do to get my bike back from them?

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    Default Re: Parents Giving Gifts to Children While Underage

    How old are you now?

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    Default Re: Parents Giving Gifts to Children While Underage

    19.

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    Default Re: Parents Giving Gifts to Children While Underage

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    My question involves personal property located in the State of: Illinois (Cook and DuPage Counties specifically)

    We live in the south suburbs of Chicago, and a few years ago while I was underage my parents gave me a new bike for a present (as my old one didn't work anymore). A few weeks ago, when I was packing up to go to college for the first time they told me they were forcing me to leave my bike behind so that for their own personal use. Legally, what can I (an almost-broke college student) do to get my bike back from them?
    You may sue your parents for the return of the bike or for the used value of the bike. Doing that may result in your parents cutting you off from any support your parents were willing to give you for college, or reduce it more than the value of that bike, so be careful what you wish for here. They have no obligation whatsoever to pay for anything for you now that you are an adult.

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    Default Re: Parents Giving Gifts to Children While Underage

    They can also refuse to give you information and sign your FASFA forms.

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    Default Re: Parents Giving Gifts to Children While Underage

    I imagine there's more going on here than just a bike. My advice would be to drop the whole thing, go be successful, and hope to salvage some sort of relationship at a later date.

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