I am 22 years old, if my step dad kicks me out of the house what can I do

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I am 22 years old, if my step dad kicks me out of the house what can I do

he did not give me a notice to leave he just said to pack my things and get out

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

If you were initially there with permission and permission has since been revoked then your are subject to eviction as a "guest".  In New York for example you would have to be given 3 days notice to quit before you could be put out.  Why don't you put a quick call into legal aid or a law school clinic to find out what the law in Florida provides.

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

I think you need to find a place to live.  Your step-father isn't under any legal obligation to support you, and neither is your mother, at your age.  Unless your name is on the deed to the house, you have no right to live there.

If your name is on the deed, your rights have been violated, and you should talk to a lawyer, for reliable advice on what to do next.


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