We heard the story today of the 75-year-old Italian woman from the northern city of Pavia has just won a lawsuit against her adult sons – aged 40 and 42 – for overstaying their welcome in the family home.
The ‘children’ refused to move out while their mother was doing all the cooking and cleaning at her own expense.
She tried in vain to get them to leave, telling the local newspaper “neither of them wanted to know.”
The woman eventually grew so tired of the situation that she decided to sue her two sons, especially as both have jobs but apparently refused to help out with household chores or expenses.
The sons actually hired lawyers to fight the case arguing that Italian parents are required by law to take care of their children for as long as is necessary but the court sided with her, with Judge Simona Caterbi issuing an eviction order against the woman’s two sons who must now move out before 18 December.
A lawyer for the men told local media that the men had not yet decided if they would appeal the court decision.
Of course being a Tuesday I was joined once again by local historian, Margaret Mills who took us over to The Old Moot Hall in Maldon.
Listen again here to what Margaret had to say about this old building: –
I look forward to joining upm with you again next week,