From: Coffee's For Closers on
In article <7jfm0eF3599d8U1(a)>,
holarchy(a) says...
> Dave C. wrote:

> >> We figured he's bipolar - all the symptoms fit perfectly. He's never
> >> been diagnosed or on meds for it, though, and it's gotten much worse
> >> recently. He also smokes marijuana on a regular basis, but that's
> >> not new.

> > That figures. Frequent marijuana use causes certain mental
> > conditions like bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

> Another pig ignorant lie. It does produce mental illness
> in a small subset of individuals.

Yeah, I would have figured that you know plenty about that
subject, Rod.

> > As I said before, he's got a self-induced chemical
> > imbalance.

> You don't now that.

So what's your excuse, Rod?

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In article <hatebv$c6$1(a)>, mas(a) says...
> My milktoast sister does plan on consulting an attorney finally, but
> does anyone know what she has to do to get rid of a roommate
> (boyfriend)? She owns the home outright. He's a verbal abuser and
> plays mind games, like hiding her jewelry and undoing a couple small
> improvements he's made to her home. She owns the home outright. He has
> never paid anywhere near an equal share of the bills. I'm thinking she
> may have to formally give him 30 days notice and then just evict him,
> probably with the help of some law enforcement.

On a practical level, it is very simple. Here what she can do:

Call police, reporting a "domestic dispute."

When they arrive, point out that she is female, and he is male.

Say, "I'm scared of him." Preferably in a whiny tone.

No evidence needed. Not even any specific allegations of any bad

Just: "I'm the delicate little girl, and he's the big bad man,
and I'm scared."

The cops will (not "might" - WILL) order the boyfriend to
immediately leave, with whatever of his own possessions he can
carry in hand. This will create a situation where, if he
refuses, he will be committing a crime something like, "Refusing
An Order From A Police Officer." Which will also apply if he
tries to return after the cops are gone.

He is out right now. Not in 30 days. Not after an eviction
hearing. Now.

If actually doesn't matter who owns the house, or who pays the
bills. Even if, hypothetically, HE owned the house (or paid the
rent), and paid all of the bills, he would STILL be thrown out.

The next step is a restraining order. Which also isn't affected
by ownership or bill-paying, and doesn't require any evidence of
any kind.

This happens all the time. It isn't politically correct to say
it in the above terms, but that is the honest, practical reality.

And, while it sounds like your sister has legitimate grounds, the
process works just as efficiently in situations where the male is
innocent, and the accusations are false.

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From: Dave C. on

> > This situation, as you describe it, has all the earmarks of a
> > future headline news story. You know, the kind where the reporters
> > talk to the neighbors, who invariably remark, "She was such a nice
> > person...I just don't understand how anybody could DO that to
> > her..." (wiping tears away)
> >
> > I wish I was joking. -Dave
> Yeah, I wish you were, too. Unfortunately, I have had the same
> morbid thoughts...

Don't ignore them. -Dave
From: Dave C. on

> Yep. She's already "forbidden" from talking to the neighbor (a
> friendly male).
> Marsha

Yikes. Just yikes. -Dave
From: Samatha Hill -- take out TRASH to reply on
Dave C. wrote:
>> Seems like a legal tenancy has been created and a formal eviction will
>> be needed to do it legally.
> How do you figure that? Has he ever paid rent?

In California, at least, they don't have to have paid rent; they just
have to be receiving mail at the address.

But if he has been stealing her things, I would sure hope that she would
be able to get a restraining order or something like that against him
and levy civil or criminal charges.