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You can get a great deal of information here http://www.courts.ca.gov/1288.htm for handling an eviction yourself. Also note the court you will appear in is used to dealing with landlord's that represent themselves or the property manger's for apartments and grants some leeway as to all the legal procedural rules. As to an attorney you would simply want to do a search with findlaw or avvo.com and look for a real estate attorney that handles landlord tenant issues. You can likely get a 30 minute consultation for free wherein he/she would tell you the cost to evict a tenant and/or might offer to charge you so much to just go over the forms and procedures with you? If you do retain an attorney he/she can appear on your behalf and you typically would have no need to go to any hearing, etc.
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If you and her did not sign a lease agreement then at best she is deemed to have a month to month tenancy. You don't have to have any reason other than you want her to leave and her tenancy will end on x date. If she had a lease then she could challenge it and I would recommend that in the future you put together a lease agreement that would include a list of general conditions or rules that the tenant must comply with. With a future tenant when they don't comply then you give them written notice of the issue and indicate they have x number of days to comply. Does that help clarify your situation?
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