A 30-year-old unemployed man thought that he was comfortably situated at his parent‘s home for the duration, but it seems that his parents and a judge saw this living arrangement a bit differently. Mark and Christina Rotondo took a step in the direction of “extreme-parenting” by taking their son to court to get him evicted from their Upstate New York home.
Dubbed a “layabout millennial boy,” their son Michael has ignored his parents‘ pleas and demands to find a new place to live. They even went as far as offering him money to cover any moving expenses, along with paying to fix his car, but Michael remained a fixture in their home.
Ignores legal letters from mom and dad
When left with no other option, the Rotondo couple sent their son a legal notice that not only demanded their son move out, but it also demanded that Michael grow up as well. The first notice was sent to him back on February 2, which gave the couch surfer 14 days to vacate their premises, according to the New York Post. Considering that it is now May and Michael is still under their roof, it is safe to say the letter was to no avail.
PARENTS EVICT ADULT SON: A bizarre family feud played out in a New York courthouse today, with a 30-year-old man arguing against his parents’ desire to evict him from their home. with the details – and the judge’s decision.
— World News Tonight ()
Get a job!
The parents offered him $1,100 to find a new place to stay and their advice to him in the letters would be funny, if they weren‘t so sad.
They told him how to organize his things to move and they also pleaded with him to make some money. They wrote in the letter, “There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one — you have to work!”
Judge insists he becomes an adult
Nothing would budge Michael, that is until he came face to face with a judge who appeared just as fed up with the situation as the couch-dweller‘s parents. He ruled on Tuesday that this grown man must move out, forcing him to face adulthood, but there was a snag. Michael demanded more time to make his move.
Get out! Judge sides with parents trying to evict their unemployed millennial 30-year-old son from their family home after he refused to pay rent or do chores
— Daily Mail US ()
Parents stop feeding slacker son
Michael‘s take on all of this is that it is “unfair” and he complained how his parents stopped feeding him and also cut him off of the family plan for his cell phone. He doesn‘t think this is an act of “tough love,” but an act of “destroying him.
He did work at Best Buy, according to “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning but he quit and is now suing them for $300,000. That is because they wanted him “to work on Saturday,” quips the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
Michael acted as his own attorney and filed a motion that claims his required to give him six months to move out. The judge told the lawyer for the parents to draft an order that outlines the terms of eviction but he is allowing Michael to stay in the home until a date is decided upon in which he will be evicted.
Poor parenting vs poor kid?
According to “Fox & Friends” this morning, the emails are “pouring in” about this family with some seeing this as a result of poor parenting. They never got their son and because he is still at home on their couch, many people see this as the parent‘s spoiling a kid who as a man is now refusing to grow up.
Some see Michael as a nationwide problem, as many grown children are stuck at home due to the economy. Still, others see this as a “family problem” and feel that people like this couple and their son add to the problem today when it comes to constipating the court systems. For now, Michael is at home, but that judge is ready to order a date for him to vacate as soon as the eviction timeline is drafted.