Q: In Greene county tn is there such a thing as defiant trespassing? If so what Tennessee code would it be listed under?

My adult niece whom has never left home (19yrs old) refuses to move out will not help with bills and refuses to clean up after herself and her dogs. She is even throwing furniture meant for trash in the yard instead of hauling it to the dump in her pickup truck. She is verbally abusive to her mom (my sister) and believes my sister should still be supporting her as if she were still in school. My sister has repeatedly asked her to move out and she refuses to do so.

1 Lawyer Answer
Marjorie A Bristol
Marjorie A Bristol
  • Goodlettsville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Your sister can evict her. She will need to provide her notice and file a detainer action if she doesn't move at the end of the notice. She should consult an attorney to help her.

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