Want to hurry up with that empty nest? From cnbc.com:
A New York state judge has backed a couple’s battle to kick their 30-year-old son out of their home because he has not contributed toward household expenses or helped with chores and they wanted him to get a job.
New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood on Tuesday ordered Michael Rotondo to leave his parents’ home in the town of Camillus, about 200 miles northwest of New York City, according to Anthony Adorante, an attorney for the parents, Mark and Christina Rotondo.
Adorante declined further comment on the decision, which ended a four-month family battle.
In court documents, Michael Rotondo referred to a “common law requirement of six-month notice to quit” before a tenant may be removed.
“I just wanted a reasonable amount of time to vacate, with consideration to the fact that I was not really prepared to support myself at the time where I was served these notices,” the younger Rotondo told local CBS television affiliate WSTM.
“I don’t see why the judge wants to throw people on the street.”
Rotondo told the station he was employed but declined further comment. Attempts by Reuters to reach him were unsuccessful.
His parents said they have tried to get their son to leave their home in Camillus, near Syracuse, for several months, according to court filings. The documents included five written notices that the couple said they began sending him on Feb. 2.
“After a discussion with your mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately,” the couple wrote in one of the letters. “You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return.”Link to CNBC story
Wow! 30 years old!?
Makes me wonder what kind of childhood this man had? If his parents coddled him and were over protective, etc.
I couldn’t wait to get out of my familial home and get my own place, which I did a few months after graduating high school! I already had a full time job, got my own apartment, put myself through school and never looked back!
4 month court battle to evict your 30 year old kid. Wow. I guess throwing his stuff out and calling the sheriff when he tried to break in wasn’t on the table. I’ll answer my own question: he would have sued for wrongful eviction and won. I feel bad for the parents, but I guess they raised him. We all have our cross to bear, in one way or another.
I was out at 19, living in nyc in the worst recession ever. Ketchup and rice for dinner that first year for me and my roommates.
Towards the end of the week we’d all get together, pooling all our resources for a fancier group dinner, allowing us to bond more as roommates, while getting our weekly protein needs met. We called it “Shoplift Friday’s.”
You had ketchup?!
“You had ketchup?!”
When I got lucky on “McDonald’s Dumpster Sunday’s” I sure did!
Trader Joe’s chicken burritos.
I remember being at the university and buying dry beans and soaking them overnight because it was cheaper than buying canned beans. That, rice, and Top Ramen. And sleeping on a camping mattress on the floor during my first year because I didn’t have a bed.