Notebook author Nicholas Sparks tries to expel his ex-sister-in-law in a dispute over who owns the house in Northern California
Author Nicholas Sparks is determined to kick his ex-sister-in-law out of a house he claims to own, but she doesn't leave without a fight.
Sparks, 53, wants to deport his ex-sister-in-law from a home in Northern California, where he reportedly let her, his brother Michael, 55, and their children live for free for years, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ.
However, Christine claims that she is actually the owner of the home, not Nicholas.
Getting his house back: Nicholas Sparks is determined to kick his ex-sister-in-law Christine Sparks out of a house he claims to own … but she doesn't leave without a fight
While the house was originally bought by Michael and Christine, Nicholas offered to take on the responsibility for paying the mortgage after the couple started having trouble with their payments.
According to the documents, The Notebook author claims that Michael and Christine signed the deed of their house in 2008 to his company Dogwood Capital Enterprises, after which Nicholas paid the bills.
Nicholas also claims that there was an agreement for Michael and Christine to live in the house rent-free for three years, and then they would review the issue again.
Blockbuster author: the writer told earlier in the year about his hit books about The Today Show. He is currently fighting to prove that his ex-sister-in-law has no right to stay in the house she claims his brother Michael gave her in their divorce settlement
However, Christine became pregnant by the end of that three-year period, so Nicholas did not follow.
Michael and Christine got divorced last October, during which time Christine claims that Michael has given her ownership of the house as part of their settlement.
But the author of A Walk To Remember claims that he has the deed with him and he continues with the eviction case.
Christine claims that Nicholas' ownership claim is incorrect and that the eviction is retribution and harassment.
Screen hits: films have been made from a number of Nicholas books, including The Notebook, starring Gena Rowlands and James Garner in 2004
TMZ handed out all parties that still had to comment.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, a federal jury chose Nicholas and the private Christian school he founded in his home town in North Carolina, rejecting the former director's claims that he was wrongly fired and subsequently slandered by the writer .
Jury members spent about three hours before deciding that the author of Message In A Bottle and The Notebook, his foundation, and the Epiphany School of Global Studies owed nothing to Saul Hillel Benjamin.
Benjamin complained in 2014 and claimed that he was fired for no reason.
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