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You still have to go through a formal eviction process even though she isn't paying rent since she began living there by permission.
CA has very tough eviction laws and failing to follow the correct procedures can get you fined, etc.
The first thing to do is give her a 30 day notice to vacate. If she does not do so, then you have to file what is known as an "unlawful detainer" case.
There is a pretty good explanation of the process, with some warnings, at http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-eviction.htm , which is a court website.
So his verbal request for her to vacate does not count?
How old is the father in law? No, it has to be a written notice and you have to provide a copy of the written notice to the court when the action is filed.
He is 89 years old--legally blind, legally deaf, and unable to maintain
his own home
There's a back door approach that you can use, contact Adult Protective Service and report her for taking advantage of him.
What will happen to her if we do this? His dad doesn't want to hurt
her he just wants her out
They will likely just tell her to get out or threaten her. I've never seen them actually prosecute anyone just for this.
Okay. Thank you very much
You're very welcome.