According to the article at the link below, the grandparents took in
their granddaughter in 2004. They made no attempt to sell their home
until sometime in 2006. They didn't make a serious attempt, either,
offering only a 5% discount off the appraised value. Not only is a 5%
discount a joke (10% is the absolute minimum if a quick sale is
desired), they hadn't paid for the home in the first place. They'd
inherited it, so they could've afforded an even more substantial
discount - but, like I said, they were greedy.
The HOA tried to work with them for three years, and they stubbornly
refused to cooperate. In another article, the grandmother admits that
in April 2005, she reached an agreement with the HOA that she would
abide by the association's rules by October 1st, 2006. In other
words, the HOA bent over backwards giving this family time to settle
their affairs and move out. The grandparents then broke the agreement.
The HOA sued them in 2007.
So yes, the grandparent's asshattery has been ongoing for years.
He doesn't have to. He can order the lot of them evicted for being in
violation of the guidelines. At that point the grandparents have their
own decision to make: leave with their granddaughter and find another
place where they all can live - or stay, and place their granddaughter
in foster care.
Judging from their self-centered history in this dispute, I'm betting
they'll give up their granddaughter before they'll give up their
house. They seem to be that kind of people.
He wouldn't. He would only be in a position to either tell the
grandparents the kid had to have alternative placement or the GP could
maintain custody of the kid elsewhere. How the gp's worked it out would
be up to them.
To find that place where the rats don't race
and the phones don't ring at all.
Knowing the rules of the HOA I would have put my house up for sale and moved
to a community that accepted youths. I would not have spit in the face of
the HOA and all the other homeowners who paid a fee not to have children
thrust in their face. Six years. Six years she violated the rules. The
HOA could have had her thrown out years ago. How much tolerance should they
have? The grandparents said to the HOA and the homeowners "F- - K You, I'll
do what I want".
If you had an infant in your care and you commited a felony, say armed
robbery. Could you tell the judge that you don't want to put the child in
foster care so he shouldn't send you to prison? Your logic is warped.
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