Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Prying the Unwanted Guest off the Couch

December 2019 Bar Bulletin

By Barbara Engstrom with Stephen Seely

One of the most common questions that we get from pro se patrons here at the law library is: How do I get an unwanted guest out of my house? More often than not, the person requesting help is a parent who has let a struggling adult child move back into the family home rent free, with unfortunate results. When the living situation becomes untenable and the parent calls the sheriff to forcibly remove the adult child, she is told that she needs a court order. 

A case very similar to this scenario got national...

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