A mum wins a court case to kick her adult sons out of her house.
CNN reported the plaintiff, a 75 year old retiree who lives in the northern Italian city of Pavia, filed a lawsuit in the Tribunal of Pavia against her two adult sons, aged 40 and 42.
The fed-up mother labelled her sons ‘parasites’ for overstaying their welcome, according to court documents.
The retiree had separated from her sons’ father and lived solely on a pension while her children lived under the same roof.
To make matters worse, according to the mum, her two sons weren't contributing to the household financially and didn’t even bother to lift a finger.
Once the two boys - yes, boys - realised their mother wanted them out, they filed legal action, only to have it backfire.
The judge sided with the plaintiff, agreeing that her children were far too old to mooch off their elderly mother.
Judge Simona Caterbi sided with the mum and ruled that the sons, whom she mocked as ‘bamboccioni’ or ‘big babies’ have until 18 December to move out of their mother’s apartment, the court ruling says.
“There is no provision in the legislation which attributes to the adult child the unconditional right to remain in the home exclusively owned by the parents, against their will and by virtue of the family bond alone,” she wrote in her decision, which was obtained by the local news site Prima Pavia.
While it’s pretty common for people to live with their parents well into adulthood in Italy, Judge Caterbi said in the case of these two men, ‘it no longer appears justifiable considering the two defendants are subjects over 40, and once a certain age has been exceeded, the child can no longer expect the parents to continue the maintenance obligation beyond limits that are no longer reasonable'.
Similarly, in 2018, a judge sided with parents who wanted to evict their 30 year old son.
Mark and Christina Rotondo had issued notices to get their son Michael kicked out before they took the matter to court.
They even offered to give him $1,100 (£800) to help Michael to find a new pad.
But still, the greedy offspring said the only place he wanted to live was his parents’ home.
In the end, the judge demanded he be kicked out, even sending adult protective services to ensure he’d left the nest.
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