Parents go to court to evict 30 y.o. son from their home

You can’t make this stuff up.

After repeated efforts to evict their 30-year-old son from their home in Camillus, New York, frustrated parents Christina and Mark Rotondo are now asking for the court’s help.

The Rotondos have been informed that because their son — who refuses to pay rent or help out with chores — is a family member, they can only have him removed from the home through an ejectment proceeding.

CNYCentral reports that in filings to the Supreme Court of New York State, the couple say they’ve been trying to get their son, Michael Rotondo, to leave their home for several months by sending him five written notices:

  1. The first notice on February 2 said: “Michael, after a discussion with your Mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately. You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision. Mark and Christina Rotondo”
  2. A second note on February 13 tells Michael he is “hereby evicted” from the couple’s home “effective immediately” and tells him he has until March 15 to move out.
  3. A third note on February 18 offers $1,100 to Michael “so you can find a place to stay,” as well as the following advice: “1) Organize the things you need for work and to manage an apartment. Note: You will need stuff at [redacted]. You must arrange the date and time through your Father so he can set it up with the tenant. 2) Sell the other things you have that have any significant value, (e.g. stereo, some tools etc.). This is especially true for any weapons you may have. You need the money and will have no place for the stuff. 3) There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one — you have to work! 4) If you want help finding a place your Mother has offered to help you.”
  4. The fourth note on March 5 reiterates the upcoming March 15 deadline to leave and says, “So far we have seen no indication that you are preparing to leave. Be aware that we will take any appropriate actions necessary to make sure you leave the house as demanded.”
  5. The fifth note on March 30, 15 days past the March 15 deadline, addresses Michael’s car that was sitting at the couple’s home.

In a response filed to the court, Michael Rotondo contends that the five written notices did not provide a reasonable amount of time for him to leave, citing Kosa v. Legg as precedent “that there is ‘Common law requirement of six-month notice to quit before tenant may be removed through ejectment action.”

In a previous response dated April 9, Michael Rotondo claims no cause was given for him to leave the home, that the attempts to remove him from the home are retaliatory, and that for the eight years he’s lived with his parents, he “has never been expected to contribute to household expenses, or assisted with chores and the maintenance of the premises.” Michael Rotondo’s most recent filing asked the court to dismiss his parent’s request.

At the court hearing two days ago on May 22, Judge Donald Greenwood  first implored Michael Rotondo to just move out on his own, but he refused. Rotondo refused the judge’s request that he speak directly with his parents and asked for six months more time to leave the residence, which the judge rejected. So the judge ordered him to move. According to, “after half an hour of back-and-forth, primarily between the son, Michael Rotondo, and the judge, the judge had had enough.”

After the judge’s ruling, Michael Rotondo expressed outrage to the news media: “It seems to me like I should be provided 30 days or so…so I’m expecting something like that, but realistically if somehow that’s not the case, I don’t know. I do plan to appeal it… how it sounded, you know…like” he was being told to leave the residence that very day, which is “ridiculous”.

Michael Rotondo told the Daily Mail outside the courtroom that “I am just so outraged” and that he has been “taunted by conservative groups for being a ‘liberal millennial.’” He also said his parents don’t provide food or do his laundry for him. quotes Psychology Today that there is a trend of American young adults “failing to launch”:

Failure-to-launch is the collective name for the difficulties so many young people today are having in assuming the self-sufficiency and responsibilities of adulthood, and it is a rapidly growing problem.

As many as 45% of young adults in New Jersey between the ages 18 and 34 now live with their parents, although some of those young adults are employed but still choose to stay with mom and dad.

Signs that a young person has the failure-to-launch syndrome include:

  • Deflecting responsibility for their actions.
  • Little motivation for activities that pertain to school and full-time work.
  • Poor work ethic.

Psychology Today thinks post-Columbine school shootings sent young people the message that the outside world is not safe.

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV


33 responses to “Parents go to court to evict 30 y.o. son from their home

  1. A perfect example why giving out last place trophies is not a good idea. Showing your child tough love is not easy for a caring parent, but the alternative is worse. I went thru it with my daughter, she moved out and would not speak to me for a year. Now, we talk and text each other everyday. She will never have to rely on or be a man”s doormat, because she knows her strengths and what she is capable of doing for herself. I do help all my children, but only after they put in the effort to help themselves.

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  2. Things are not always as they appear.

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  3. This would’ve been simple. While he was at court, remove his belongings, change the locks. Done.

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  4. Psychology Today is full of horse manure. There’s no failure to thrive, they are being taught in today’s govt. schools to be this way. It’s the gimme, gimme, gimme generation. Millennials are so short on work ethics and manners that this is what you end up with. I know companies that provide pinball machines for them. Idiotic. I also know that many of them are so addicted to their phones that it is hard to get any work out of them. Actually know that my husband has had to fire two like that. Unbelievable…and what will it be 10 years from now? Prayer rugs everywhere, pinball machines, argh!

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  5. I saw this slug on TV. He said he needed to stay in the home because he needed to take care of his son. Sounds like he meant he needed his parents to support his son. He lost his job 8 years ago and never found another one. He said his parents didn’t supply food, where does he get his food then? Maybe he meant mom stopped cooking for him. He said he wasn’t expected to contribute to housing expenses or chores, why should he be expected, why couldn’t he just jump in and help?
    The guy is a lazy slob, look at his personal appearance. Why does he think he is ready to be a parent when he expect his parents to support the kid? I don’t blame the parents at all. They want to enjoy their retirement years and can’t. And I agree with the judge to toss him out.
    Where we live most houses have multiple generations in order to afford a decent house. The older generations care for the house and any children and the younger generations work to support everyone. No dead weight in these homes, everyone has a responsibility.

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  6. Just your average freeloading liberal

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  7. Michael J. Garrison

    So someone please tell me……how is this free-loader any different than Congress and the Senate members??

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  8. Mary Patricia Wilk

    I’m laughing at this guy! So, his parents finally had enough of him being the complete bum and too selfish to help around the house while he’s getting free rent, etc. Does he believe they’re not entitled to change their minds – grow up guy! I agree with others, just throw his belongings out, change the locks and whatever else needed to get him out. If he breaks a window to get in, call the police on him. This is enough to make the parents never want to see him again. But, did they help to create him????? The schools definitely create the child/adult type of person. The schools are disgusting on what they allow/encourage and are imposing on the type of behavior onto children. It’s unbelievable!

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  9. he stated his parents have been talking to him about moving out since October last year….it is approaching June…that’s more than 6 months….he needs to “launch” and be a good role model for his son instead of being a parasite on his parents.
    one of the reasons he lost custody of his son was that his “ex” claimed he has mental problems..always putting his hands through his hair:

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    • “one of the reasons he lost custody of his son was that his “ex” claimed he has mental problems.”
      Interesting-maybe the parents could have him committed to a Mental Health Facility for about a year of re-education,to teach him how to act and behave like an Adult.

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  10. plain lazy, but it’s the parents fault, he should have been OUT OF THERE long ago. He shows no signs of mental illness, he is just a vulture.

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  11. Reblogged this on Roberts Thoughts 2 and commented:

    This is what the liberal, progressive agenda produces. You owe me. Think about it. Look at what the so called “Higher Education” let alone the entire public education system that produces a generation of cry babies that are offended at the drop of a hat, have been indoctrinated into the progressive rewriting of history, the white man is to blame for everything, socialism is the answer to your woes. Liberals have no idea’s and think the answer to everything is to throw money at it, your money the way, via tax everything. It’s going to take generations to undue what these people have don to this country.

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  12. Inheritance may help. Had one kid upon turning 16 told me “I am 16.
    You can’t make me attend school anymore. You must support, feed,
    house me because I am a minor.” Never helped at home. Ignored
    her mother who was completely disabled from side effects of
    transplant. “Disowned” mother because in my daughter’s opinion
    her mother was no longer behaving maternally toward her.
    Was delighted when her mother finally died a few months later.
    At 19 received an inheritance and left the country for 10 years
    and did not return home for 12 years (for a brief visit thankfully).
    Her behavior during her one and only visit was so offensive and
    harassing that I have banned permanently from visiting,
    Claims I was a negligent father and responsible for the problems
    she and her sister have suffered as adults! Furthermore,
    she claims a parent’s duty to their child is “perpetual and
    unlimited.” Now is a spinster CPA. Believes if she helps
    someone, they are stealing her soul. Based upon
    my parental experiences I advised both daughters to
    not reproduce. Fortunately they have complied.
    I can definitely identify with the parents of Michael.

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    • “If she must teem,
      Create her child of spleen, that it may live
      And be a thwart disnatur’d torment to her!
      Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth,
      With cadent tears fret channels in her cheeks,
      Turn all her mother’s pains and benefits
      To laughter and contempt, that she may feel
      How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
      To have a thankless child!”

      William Shakespeare, King Lear Act 1, scene 4

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    • Damn near made me cry reading that…. a daughter turned out that way?

      I’d also have banned her from my home, but about 10 years earlier. I’m surprised she would have even thought to return on her own, unless she was planning on taking more from you.

      Your limited legal “duty” to your child ends when they turn 18… barring, perhaps, something like a disabling physical condition. You have my prayers. Her too. Sounds like she needs to talk things out with a professional.

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    • Wow. That is horrible. I am sorry you have been through that as a parent.

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  13. addendum: Did pay for her first college matriculation. Not the second as I was retired and she was over 35.

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  14. NOw?? who cares….but, what do these folks think will happen if they get sick/get hurt/disabled???
    What a slug–why I don’t associate with neighbors. Get sick; have brain surgery and see what real neighbors you have.

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  15. Nothing that a good, swift swing of a paddle wouldn’t solve.
    They probably never disciplined this troll in their lives.

    My question when watching this on the news was, why didn’t the Sheriff help haul his corpus out of the home?

    In full disclosure, I did live at home with my parents my first year out of high school as I began engineering school, until that proved an impossible living condition and I moved 10miles or so to share a campus apartment. And I don’t recall paying any rent while living at home, but I did my own laundry and bought my own stash of junk food… which mom often pillaged. lol…

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  17. What happens when every child gets a trophy all the time…

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  18. OK…so here is a real life story about how this bum developed into going to court to try and make his parents continue to support him (maybe his son, too?) into his 30’s and 40’s……

    I had a (middle school ) parent teacher conference with a kid, his parents, his teachers maybe 4-5 years ago. I will never forget it….when we teachers represented our case to him in front of his parents about being responsible for yourself…starting NOW…in MIDDLE SCHOOL (when you are no LONGER an elementary student and must begin to learn responsibility for your OWN life and choices/outcomes…like…why are you FAILING everything except PE?????.) One of us said something like….” Do you want to be living in your parents’ garage (no basements in CA) when you are 30 instead of being a responsible, employed adult????” And his reply was…wait for it…

    “Why would I live in my parents’ garage when I have a perfectly good bedroom in the house?”

    We are not “winning”” this struggle to project a competent generation to follow us into our future……especially with boys. As a teacher I often cry out to God…”WHAT THE F are we doing with raising boys in this country these days????????” 90% of them are hideously behaved, failing every course, dishonest, lazy, awful to be around, irresponsible, with a poor attitude toward teachers as a whole, and eduation as a whole….and worst of all—toward WORK of any kind……and at least in my class, many times don’t even take out a pencil or complete a “thimble-full” of work in their hour with me. Instead, I spend my time as a teacher policing them back into their seats as they seek to “rove around” and “play with boy friends.” NO one at home cares about the messages I post to the parent emails…calls home….referrals to the office/assigned consequences. No one replies to me. It’s like as my dad used to say in jest….”They were not born…they were shit out on a stump and hatched by the sun.”

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  19. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    Total asshat!

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  20. Update on this ninny:

    The boss (((Steinberg)))(?) of an Italian Pizza chain has offered Basement Boy a job because “millenials have it tough out there.” Steinberg is offering the slouch a $1,100 BONUS (matching the parents’ offer) to come be trained & work for any of their pizza joints around the world.

    @Saboteur has the CBS News excerpts re that update.

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    • Prediction: The owner of the pizza chain will regret his job offer. Surely there are better and more deserving candidates for this job than Michael Rotondo.


  21. Well, now that he’s shown himself, if not to the world, certainly to the local news media where he and his parents reside, who in their right mind WILL offer him any type of gainful employment. He wasn’t even smart enough to think that one through. The guy is a real brain surgeon. I DO actually think he is unbalanced. I wonder if he was on ritalin as a child.

    And as an aside: with all this autism out there over the past 25 years, WHO will take care of these damaged people when their parents are gone?

    When I ask that of my relatives who are teachers and one is a social worker and has dealt with the ‘mentally challenged’ in the city schools for 30 years, I get the deer in the headlight stare. Well, I think I have a pretty good idea of what will be done with (or to) these people when no family is around to protect them. Look at what’s being done to older folk…

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