Parents go to court to boot 30-year-old son from home

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A 30-year-old man who refused to move out of his parents house after they gave him five quit notices and were forced to approach the court in NY to ask for his eviction, has granted an interview to CNN.

However, Justice Greenwood rejected the argument as "outrageous" and ruled in favour of Mark and Christina Rotondo.

The article featured a series of letters the Rotondos gave their son, starting with one on February 2 giving him 14 days to move out.

Mark and Christina also offered their son $1,100 to help him find a place of his own.

In one letter written February 2, Rotondo's parents wrote: "Michael, After a discussion with your Mother, we have decided that you must leave this house immediately", signed, "Mark and Christina Rotondo".

While not giving reasons why they want their son out of the house, they did tell him to get a job and move his broken-down Volkswagen Passat in the letters.


But he argued that as a family member, he's entitled to six months more time.

It started off with Rotondo saying he did not want to live with his parents anymore because "it's very tense, it's very awkward" but then saying he still would like more time to move out.

"I don't see why they can't just, you know, wait a little bit for me to leave the house", Mr Rotondo argued, as his parents looked on, sitting with their lawyer.

An article by Syracuse that the only way to have Michael removed from the family home was for the Rotondos to file an ejectment proceeding.

His parents and their attorney had no comment leaving court. Rotondo has his own bedroom in the house, according to the Post-Standard. He also said he has a business to support himself, but declined to elaborate.

Eventually, after a one-month removal notice lapsed on March 15th, the elder Rotondos turned to the judicial system as a last resort. Rotondo is calling his parent's effort "retaliatory".


When Greenwood called Rotondo up to the bench, the long-haired and bearded son tried to bring the podium with him - noting it held the reporters' microphones.

When Rotondo spoke to the media outside the courtroom, he was asked where he would be going to live. Another message urged him to either fix his vehicle, a Volkswagen Passat, or take it down off of the "ramps" that it was on at the Rotondos' house.

But Judge Donald Greenwood agreed with mom and dad that he can do that somewhere else.

"I'm getting my son back, that's what I'm doing", he said.

That order capped a surreal 30-minute court appearance in which Rotondo didn't deny that his parents had given him multiple orders to leave their 408 Weatheridge Drive home.


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