I do not think your case is "too old." You have only been an adult for a couple of years at most. You can still sue the aunt as administrator for breach of her fiduciary duty
to you as an heir of the estate. Since up to two years has passed you need to get this together as soon as possible because the statute of limitations
started running when you turned 18. Send me the name of the city where the probate court is located and I can send you some attorney options.
The bad news is that if you can prove that your aunt stole your assets then you (and the attorney) have to find a way to get the value back from her by taking assets from your aunt. If your aunt does not have a lot of assets then all you have is a judgment against her that will not do you any good. I tell you this to be honest with you. Most attorneys that review your case are going to be looking at this.
You also most know how fees work and attorneys evaluate a case for fee potential. practically, as a college student, I am sure you do not have money to pay a lawyer thousands of dollars at an hourly rate to pursue this in hopes that you win. You will be asking the attorney to take this on a contingency (meaning that they only get paid if they will AND COLLECT). If the attorney sees your aunt as not having liquid assets to collect against then they are not going to likely want to take on your case. The amount of the estate is another practical question. If you are talking about a few hundred thousand then an attorney getting a 1/3 contingency fee will make a fee of $30,000 +/-. If this is the case it is probably worth taking. If the total estate is $20,000 then a 1/3 fee would only be worth $6,000 +/-. The attorney will spend that in time before even getting to trial so it would not be worth the attorney's time.
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