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03-30-08, 06:28 PM
How do I kick out my 18 year old son. I have told him to leave, but he won't???
03-30-08, 07:46 PM
In New York State, your child has to be at least 21 years of age before you can legally throw him or her out. You need to find out what your state law requirements are.
03-30-08, 08:05 PM
If he's been living with you for any particular amount of time (most GA police interpret that as overnight), you have to go down to your local courthouse and file eviction papers. Will take a while, month or more. Call your local Sheriff's Office and ask them what 'their' particular process is. I barely worked with the Marshall's office, and they are the ones that handle that civil stuff where I used to work. Therefore, I'm not all that familiar with the process itself.
IN THE MEANWHILE, you CAN NOT just throw him out on the streets without going through that eviction process. You CAN NOT lock him out of the house or throw his stuff on the streets.
03-31-08, 12:08 AM
That is wild. In Missouri, a parent (or anyone else who owns or leases property) tells a person to leave, they refuse, the person calls the police, and they either leave or get arrested for Trespassing. We will allow them to take their personal items with them, and anything else gets settled in Civil Court.
03-31-08, 12:11 AM
Put his stuff on the curb, change the locks and notify him if he enters the house without your permission, he'll be nailed with trespassing.