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What is required parent to evict an adult child from their

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What is required for a parent to evict an adult child from their home, in the state of VA? He "temporarily" moved into the parents house 14 yrs ago, and refuses to leave. He is financially well off, and employed. The parents are elderly and are in disagreement
about him leaving. The Mother is being manipulated by him to stay, yet the Father has demanded that he leave repeatedly, but he yells at him and stomps off, and continues to live there. What rights does the Father have to get him out of the house? What is
the legal process the Father needs to take?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, Father and Mother need to come to an agreement.

Once they do, it is relatively simple, adult child is treated as a tenant, they give adult child 30 days notice to vacate, if he does not leave they file an "unlawful detainer" (eviction) action against him and get a possession judgment against him, the sheriff will then enforce this. (Adult child does not want this to occur as having an unlawful detainer filed against him will make it much harder for him to get his own place, so most will vacate voluntarily).

If father and mother cannot come to a resolution between one another, counseling or mediation may be worthwhile (a third party mediator may help to provide perspective and scope to the discussion so that a resolution can be reached).