New York parents move court to make son leave nest

30-year-old Michael disregarded an earlier offer of financial assistance

News Desk May 23, 2018
The family's Syracuse Home, New York. PHOTO: BBC


The parents of a 30-year-old New York man are suing their son in a bid to make him leave nest.

Michael Rotondo has disregarded an offer by Christina and Mark to help with finances. He does not partake in chores or help with rent either, court records show.

He continues to live with his parents despite repeated attempts to the contrary. These include the presentation of five eviction letters. Michael, however, has been arguing that he was not given adequate notice.


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Christina and Mark moved the Onondaga County Supreme Court on May 7 after tiring of urging their son to leave. Their lawyer Anthony Adorante told they had no option but to. "We have decided that you must leave this house immediately," a February 2 letter, the first-of-its-kind, reads.

Rotondo's parents then presented a formal eviction notice after he failed to acknowledge the letter. "You are hereby evicted," the February 13 document bearing Christina's signature reads. "A legal enforcement procedure will be instituted immediately if you do not leave by 15 March 2018."

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The two then offered Rotondo $1,100 to move out, along with comments on his conduct. "There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one - you have to work!" they said.

Mark and Christina then visited their local town court in April to see if eviction was a possibility. However, they found that a Supreme Court justice would have to order an eviction since Rotondo was family.

Michael has termed the move 'retaliatory' and urged the court to throw out the request, according to WABC News. The court is slated to hear the case later in May, some time before Rotondo's 31st birthday.

This article originally appeared in BBC News.



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