I will be turning 18 on May 15 and I have a trust fund built up since i was 1. My dad died in a car crash when i was 1 and my grandmother sued over sumthing. The bottom line is i will be reciving 50k or so on my 18th birthday. I went to the court house 2day and the lady said i need the same lawyer to file up some papers.(God knows its been 18 years this guy could be dead) If I dont find him then what? Did the lawyer do this jus so I would have to find him and cut him a check? Why cant I jus bring my ss number and Birth C for proof? I live in Texas any info is good TY.