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Q: Evicting an adult child ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Evicting an adult child
Category: Family and Home
Asked by: wyldcelt-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 02 Jul 2004 13:42 PDT
Expires: 01 Aug 2004 13:42 PDT
Question ID: 369042
Can a Parent evict an adult son who is living at home, contributing
nothing but lip and stress? He is 23 years old and living free in a
house addition. The parent think (s)he will need a formal eviction
notice and incur legal fees. Is this true? In my day, if you were a
drain on the parents they had the right to kick you out as an adult.

Request for Question Clarification by tutuzdad-ga on 02 Jul 2004 14:33 PDT
What state?


Clarification of Question by wyldcelt-ga on 02 Jul 2004 15:15 PDT
This is in Orange County California.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Evicting an adult child
From: tutuzdad-ga on 02 Jul 2004 17:50 PDT
An adult child living rent-free in the home of a parent at the
graciousness of that parent, and having no verifiable claim to the
property (ownership, rental agreement or other contract) is considered
nothing more than a guest who resides there at the will and discretion
of the homeowner (the parent). Based on that alone, you can merely ask
him to leave as you would any guest whose conduct is disorderly and,
if he refuses to do so, call the police and have them remove him. This
route will cost you nothing.

Subject: Re: Evicting an adult child
From: lorettaw-ga on 27 Jul 2004 14:33 PDT
If you had to you could get a restraining order against him. Then if
he comes back you would call and the sheriff would take him away. It
is really a shame that it has gotten to this point but you aren't
doing him any favors by having him live at home like that. At that age
he should be in college fulltime making academic progress and have a
part time job. I know that Orange County is expensive (I live in El
Toro) but he can just go get 4 or 5 roomies and a job like others his
age. That or stick him in the Army. It is time for him to stand on his
own 2 feet or you will also be supporting his girlfriend and their
Subject: Re: Evicting an adult child
From: wyldcelt-ga on 27 Jul 2004 15:36 PDT
Well, a few things have changed, a. This is NOT my son, I have no kids
at all...only dogs <G> and b. I have shown her this and other answers
but he still sits there at home, moaning about having  to do chores
having to share a computer and such, They had no milk in the house but
he went and bought his cigarettes..!!  She, the mother, is not acting
on anything. I'm writing this one off. I don't mind helping ppl, but
after a time it gets old. It goes from help to 'Vampirism'

Thank you for the answers, I'm near South Coast Plaza :-) I'll mark
this as done and from now she can deal with her own garbage.

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