These Parents Had to Sue Their 30-Year-Old Son to Get Him to Move Out of Their House

For one couple, the subtle hints to their 30-year-old son who needed to get a job and move out turned into eviction notices and a visit to a judge.

May 29, 2018
By: Amanda Mushro

via CNN

via CNN

With more Millennials living at home with Mom and Dad each year, parents with adult children are feeling the financial and emotional squeeze when it comes to having their adult kids living under their roof. For one couple, the subtle hints to their 30-year-old son who needed to get a job and move out turned into eviction notices and a visit to a judge.

Mark and Christina Rotondo sent their son Michael five different notices between February second and March 30th of this year in an effort to get him to move out of their New York home. According to court documents the notices were formal and to the point. "Michael, after a discussion with your Mother, we have decided that you must leave this house immediately," reads one of the notes signed by the Mark and Christina. "You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision."

But Michael did not leave his parents' home, so more notices followed. "So far we have seen no indication that you are preparing to leave." It adds, "Be aware that we will take any appropriate actions necessary to make sure you leave the house as demanded."

Michael's parents even offered to give him $1,100 "so you can find a place to stay" and suggested options to either fix or get rid of his broken car. "There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you," one of the notes reads. "Get one -- you have to work!" Finally, they had enough and filled a case with the Supreme Court of New York State to remove Michael through an ejectment proceeding.

"It is awkward," Michael said of his current living arrangement and claims his parents haven't given him enough time to pack up and leave. He even asked the judge for six more for months.

However, the judge told Michael nope and it was time to leave his parents' home because he has been living there rent-free for nearly a decade. After court, a disappointed Michael told reporters he plans to appeal the case and finds the ruling "ridiculous."

Hopefully, there will be a happy ending for everyone involved in this case or at least Michael's parents will someday be willing to let Michael come back for a visit as long as he doesn't show up with his suitcases.

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