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Do I have the right to force my 91 year old mother out of our home? We moved her to AZ from Il in December with the understanding that she would select an assisted living facility to move into. She is now refusing to make a decision and is also over medicating (and threatening us with calling the police because I've taken her meds away) and being belligerent and uncooperative every step of the way. I feel like I'm being held hostage in my own home.

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If you cannot convince your mother to move into an assisted living facility, and if she will not otherwise voluntarily leave, you may literally have to evict her just like a normal tenant.

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Family Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 2 years ago

It is completely legal to evict her after going through the regular notice provisions (30 days to vacate or be evicted, etc.), but even so, a judge may not give you an eviction order right away because of her age. Instead, he may/could continue the case for a while and inform your mother that she must find alternate living quarters before the next court date or he'll/she'll have to evict her.

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