A 30-year-old man was ordered to vacate his parent’s Syracuse, New York home Tuesday after they sued him because he refused to leave.
A note issued by his parents offered Michael $1,100 cash as an incentive to move and also encouraged him to get a job. “There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one — you have to work!” they wrote.
It continued, “If you want help finding a place your Mother has offered to help you.”
That offer seems to have gone unheeded, as the couple has since filed a petition with the state supreme court to remove their son from the house.
After the ruling by State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood, son Michael Rotondo said, “This is outrageous” and said he would appeal the decision.
Rotondo’s parents said he wouldn’t leave the house despite several notices. Rotondo claimed that, legally, he wasn’t given enough notice to leave, maintaining that six months is a more reasonable time frame.
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Parents Mark and Christina Rotondo said they began giving him notices as early as February 2, 2018. The parents said they also offered their son $1,100 to help him find a place of his own. Michael Rotondo said he did take the money, but it wasn’t enough to live anywhere else.
The judge asked adult protective services to check on the case as he’s concerned about what’s happening at the home.
According to court filings, Michael Rotondo doesn’t contribute to the family’s expenses and doesn’t help out with the chores.
His parents even say they’ve offered to help him get started on his own. Rotondo is calling his parent’s effort “retaliatory.”
Rotondo, who runs a website business, moved back home eight years ago after losing a job.
He said Tuesday that he plans to get some things from home and isn’t sure where he will stay.