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Typically an eviction would be the appropriate manner to get rid of the tenant however, as you know, this can take a little while.
A quick solution to your problem is to hire an attorney and file for a Temporary Restraining Order excluding her from the residence and then proceed with the normal eviction process. You can even have the court make special orders about when she can be there to move her items out of the house.
Can this be done immediately? Like today? And will this restraining order keep her from entering the apartment today?
Yes, a lawyer can usually get a TRO done within a few hours, depending on whether they can find a judge to sign it of course.
Once she is served it goes into effect.
What do you mean whether they can find a judge to sign it? And who will serve it?
A TRO has to be signed/issued by a judge. Occasionally the judges will be at a class or in a trial or something else where you can't get to them. Your lawyer will know a process server or can get the Sheriff's Office to serve the document.
Ok. I understand that part. Do they (sheriff/processor) have to physically hand her the paperwork? What if she does not answer the door?
They have to hand the the paperwork. They have policies for if the person refuses to answer the door.
Did you have additional questions?
No. Thank you for your time.
You're very welcome. Be sure and start calling attorneys right away, it takes a couple of hours to do the paperwork and then they have to find a judge to sign, make arrangements for service, etc.
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Will do. Thank You.
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Good Morning Dwayne. If I ever need to come back, I will def request you.
On Wednesday, we spoke to her and told her it's not working out and that we are no longer renting the apartment. We then handed her a 30 day notice to vacate. She (of course) was drunk when we gave it to her. But she accepted it. She said she will be out in 30 days. No issues that night. Then when I got home yesterday I caught her trying to rewire our outdoor speakers. She was sitting in our front yard (drunk of course). I told her to stop it and to not touch things that don't belong to her. I told her to get away from the speaker. She moved, said some nasty comments and went into her apartment, came back out and said " I have 30 days" then went back in. Then when I was outside in my pool area, getting the frogs out of my pool, she said she didn't want any hard feelings and wanted to talk. I told her I have nothing to say to her anymore, that she's drunk and unrational. She started with her nasty comments again, said I only want her out of the apt b/c my boyfriend made a pass at her and then said again, " I have 30 days". I told her I feel sorry for her and went into my house. She is now, I feel, harrassing me. She only approaches me when my boyfriend is not home. Next, I guess I will have to file the TRO. It's a shame but also good to know that I have options. Anyway, Thanks for listening Dwayne and for your advise.