The account that had been left to Hunt had been closed by the time Hunt discovered its existence in 2016. Her grandmother, who was in charge of the account, had depleted the funds while Hunt was a minor.

Hunt’s father died when she was 4 years old, and the conservatorship was set up in 2001. According to Hunt’s attorney, Barbi Agricola, owner of Agricola Law in Opelika, when a conservatorship is set up for a minor, Alabama law said there has to be a person in charge of that account until the minor reaches 19 years of age.