The story of the US couple successfully winning the right to evict their 30-year-old son from their home, has prompted a number of 30-somethings to get in touch with the BBC about their experiences of living with their parents.
Here, people in their 30s describe their current living arrangements with mum and dad.
“I have lived my whole life in Calgary, an oil and gas-based city. I saw an abundance of oil and gas jobs in the industry growing up, and becoming a petroleum geologist seemed like a natural course to take.
“But in July 2016 the company I worked for declared bankruptcy as the price of oil fell. I received no severance but I was able to sell my townhouse (at a loss) right before the company went under.
“I would now consider myself in a place of ‘precarious employment‘. I have no employment insurance, no health or dental coverage. I am not alone in my career uncertainty. I feel I have done everything right, but I still feel anxiety towards the future of my career.
“Right now, ‘leaving the nest’ is just not a financially wise decision.”
Helen, 37, Wales, UK
“I stayed home and studied at the Open University whilst juggling a business and part-time jobs to pay for tuition, business expenses, transport, domestic contributions and saving for a house deposit.
“By the time I graduated from the four-year degree and teaching qualification, house prices in my area had quadrupled – £45,000 starter homes went up to £180,000, and I have been priced out ever since.
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“I’ve kind of given up now. When I was around 30, I wanted to move out but you get to the point that it’s not worth it. I could probably get a deposit together but my wages are not enough to pay for a mortgage.
“I’m paying towards household bills and groceries. We try to make the best of it, but we do get fed up of society saying I should move out – sometimes you don’t always have a choice!”
Heidi, 37, California, US
“Also, I have to let them know if I’m going out, where I’m going and with whom just in case of emergency, but I don’t mind. It’s just a sign of gratitude and respect.
“I have four siblings who all moved out when they got married. I’m still single and so I’m at home. But I don’t feel any pressure to move out. The thought of moving out by myself never occurred to me.”
Interviews by Andree Massiah, UGC Hub Social News team