Son evicts mom; Woman served with eviction notice on 98th birthday
POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:15pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:19pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — The day Mary Kantorowski turned 98 was the day she discovered she was being forced out of her Fairfield, Connecticut home.
Her son, Peter, served her with eviction papers.
"I never thought he'd do anything like that," she says.
Mary and her late husband bought the house in 1953 and raised their family there.
In 1996 she put the house in her son, Peter's name.
He was supposed to share ownership with his brother, Jack.
"He put it in his name, moved it to his wife's name and to a trust. I don't know what's happening anymore," Jack Kantorowski explains.
What he does know is that Peter wants his mother out of the house and into either a nursing home or his own home.
"There's been allegations she's living in squalor, she's confused, she has dementia, all these different things. It's not the case. So my position is, she wants to stay in her house, she's staying in her house," says Richard Bortolot, Mary's attorney.
Bortolot is arguing that she has "life use" of the house, meaning she can stay there as long as she likes.
At 98, this is exactly where Mary wants to be.
She won't go anywhere else.