I just kicked my 18 year old out, disconnected his phone, exactly because of everyone else's reasons...does nothing, parties, smokes weed, does not obey the rules that I gave him in writing, etc. He got extremely angry and was going to hit me. This is the 3rd time he has done this. Last time he put a hole in the wall. So for the third time I called the police here in California. Guess what? I have to go to court and get an eviction notice. Yes! You heard right. The police can not force him to leave, can't do anything except arrest him after he hits me, or puts more holes in the wall. So in order for me to feel safe and protect my 2 younger children, we have to leave, until I can obtain an eviction notice, that after it is served, allows him to stay here an endanger us for 30 days before the Sherriff will come. I do not want him here anymore endangering us in our tiny house, and using it as a hotel. And of course I am absolutely scared for what will become of him out there on the street, but I believe in tough love and feel mine must hit the bottom before he reacts...I just have to pray to God that someone comes in his life at some point who can mentor him before it is truly too late. Thanks for the blog. Sorry I wasn't much help, but for those of you in CA, now you know the law...and the officer let me know this right in front of him.