“Thought for the Day” #920 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

March 7, 2017

When considering an in-law apartment arrangement where aging parents and their adult children live together in a shared residential environment, there are generally four options, as follows: (1) the existing residential structure (usually the child’s residence) is utilized “as is” with only slight modifications; (2) the child’s home is substantially modified or renovated, but with no in-law suite addition build out; (3) the child’s home is substantially modified and renovated with an in-law suite addition build out; or (4) parent(s) and child purchase another more suitable existing residence that meets their space and design requirements, or they build a new residence custom designed for their needs.