Q: I'm being evicted and have a 2 year old and I think my paper says I only have 2 days, can she do that to me?
I talked to my landlord 2 days ago and we had an agreement that she would take 250$ today, and then in the next few days she would get the rest..
A: An eviction order only comes from the court. If landlord merely posted a notice on your door saying you must vacate, that is only the required first step in the eviction process. If you do not vacate by the date specified in the landlord's notice, then landlord must file an eviction action in court, and the court will schedule an eviction hearing a couple weeks later. If the court orders an eviction at that hearing, it will typically give tenant 7 days to vacate. The sheriff's office typically posts an eviction order on the door with that date to vacate. Check with the court's web site to check if an eviction has been filed, and check with the sheriff's office if they are processing an eviction for your address. If they are, you must vacate by the date stated in the court's eviction order, or the sheriff will come and escort you out.
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