A New York State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday granted Christina and Mark Rotondo the right to evict their 30-year-old son, Michael Rotondo, after he ignored multiple written requests for him to vacate their Camillus home, CNN reports. "Sell the other things you have that have any significant value, (e.g. stereo, some tools, etc.)", they wrote in a February 18 letter.
Rotondo is far from the only older child still living at home in the USA: according to a Pew Research Center study, almost a third of 18 to 34-year-olds lived with their parents in 2016. However, he says he has no plans on going anywhere. They offered him some money so the process of finding a new place to live would be a bit easier.
Michael will head to the Onondaga County Court on May 22 to explain why he "should not be required to vacate the family residence".
In the final letter, dated March 30, the parents said they would even pay to fix their son's broken Volkswagen Passat. Rotondo, who runs a website business, moved back home eight years ago after losing a job. "But realistically, if that's not the case, I don't know".
Michael told reporters he would appeal.
He also claimed he had "never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises".
Mark and Christina Rotondo live in upstate NY with their son, 30-year-old Michael Rotondo.
"I'll leave, I don't like living here, but I need reasonable time", he reiterated. "We will take whatever actions are necessary".
Greenwood listened quietly to Michael Rotondo's argument that he was entitled to six months more time.
While families may not always go to these lengths, it's a common trend for adult children to live at home longer.
"I don't presently expect to be there three months from now", he told the judge.
The Rotondos are due in court Tuesday for a hearing at which Michael will have to argue why he shouldn't be forced to leave home, according to court records. When asked outside the courtroom, he replied, "My business is my business". "Get one - you have to work!" one of the letters read.