man that is a difficult place to be in... i'd say look into it and get the truth.
I did. I blew it on drugs and alcohol. 13 grand. Didn't get laid once.
Chalk it up for experience. $1000 is not worth the family grief and dishonors your grandmother -IMHO.<br />
~ now if it were millions, that'd be a different story ~
You could find out who the executor of the estate was and see how it was disbursed but I would just ask my mom first as she would probably know what happened to the money.
I have many plans to spend big amounts of money, however I don't think that it is a must. I could accomplish some plans with my empty hands and that makes me more thankful to the divine assistance of God. Therefore, I concentrate more on developing my mind, instead of enriching my bank account.
I don't know what country you are in. If in Australia you could to to Legal Aid which wont cost you anything but as you said your 'mom' I guess you are American. I think you would have some sort of free legal aid service that you can make enquirers with.<br />
If you had to get a lawyer involved it would probably cost you more money than you would end up getting. <br />
If your a benefactor of the will it is your right to see a copy of the will.<br />
Is your mum the type to rip you off. If not just ask her about it.