Our 23-year-old daughter and her 2-year-old daughter, our granddaughter, are presently living with us. She works full-time and pays very little room-an-board; about $200 a month, and nothing toward utilities.
I'm retired and my wife works full-time. She also cares for our grand-daughter part of the time outside the regular day-care provider hours. My wife is paid for this.
Our daughter and grand-daughter had moved down to Texas with her boyfriend in early November, 2006. The relationship lasted about six weeks and she wanted to move back in with us until she could get back on her feet. We agreed, but made it clear that this was a short-term situation and she would find full-time employment, which she did, and move out as soon as possible.
It is now mid-July, 2007. She developed a relationship with a previous friend and they were going to find a place together. That relationship soured and the plans fell through. Sense a pattern here?
There was no formal written rental agreement or other agreement between us, me and my wife and our daughter, stating any terms or time-limits on her residence with us. Big mistake, right?
Question: Short of physically putting her and her belongings out by the curb, how do we legally get her out of our home? Do we have to go through a legal eviction notification and proceding and have the County Sheriff serve papers and escort her off the premisis?
Or can we simply tell her, "You have two weeks to find a place and leave," and if she doesn't go, have the police show her the door?