My question involves personal property located in the State of: Indiana
This all began last may. i voiced my frustration to my parents how i couldn't stand living in their house anymore... we got into a huge fight... well the very next day they cashed a check that i had asked them to hold til i could get the funds in my account... and at that point the check had been 7 Months old...
Well after this huge fight they just happened to "find" this check and they had assumed the money was in my account, so without asking me they cashed the check, which resulted in over 900 dollars of overdraft charges... what are my course of action to get that money back?
also due to the huge stress of attempting to make ends meet while i was 900 in the holeit came down to me playing some poker with what cash i had so i could at least put gas in my car and get to and from work, becuase not only were my parents not helping with gas after the overdraft charges they wouldn't even gimme ten bux to fix the flat tire i had.. anyway
so the poker playing resulted in me breaking curfew becuase i had money invested in a tourney that i just couldn't leave... well i get a call and they said be home by 2 or don't bother after fighting on the phone for 15 minutes telling them that i don't know if i will be home by then it came down to i had to be home, well the game got over at 2 and i txt my mother saying i am on my way and she said don't bother...
well i still had my car at this point and i parked it and spent the night in a parking lot.. i wasn't able to come back home so i had arrangements with my brother to crash there..
so as i'm staying with my brother i continue to go to work, and i'm at work at one point and i get a txt from him saying mom and dad took your car. so i'm at work and get a ride from a friend of mine.
now my parents took my car becuase after the overdraft fees i couldn't pay my car insurance and had missed a payment on the car and as co signers they took the car... since this we had many fights
i have now come to the point to end the relationship with my parents and would like my stuff back that i paid for out of thier house, they say they are holding it as collateral because i do owe them some money for car repairs and whatnot but there was no contract on a payment plan to pay them back... do thye have the right to just hold my stuff and can i take them to small claims court for the overdraft fees for cashing a 7 month old check?