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Because she is now an "adult" she would be considered a "tenant" in the home so if she does not voluntarily leave, you will have to actually go through the eviction process. She would be considered to be on a month to month oral lease. You would have to give her 30 days notice to leave and then if she refuses you would have to file an unlawful detainer action (eviction) and go before the court. If her behavior is such that she is a threat to those living there, you could get a restraining order which would essentially get her out of the house and it might work itself out as she might just move out and move on without all the legal mumbo jumbo. If it gets really bad you could actually have her involuntarily committed if her mental illness is causing her to be a "harm to herself or others". You could then refuse to bring her back into the home (although technically you would still have to give her notice and evict her if she still wanted to stay) and she would probably just move on. Understand this is the letter of the law and sometimes just telling a child to leave will work even though it might not be what an attorney would recommend.
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