1. No, you leave the utilities in her name, and then switch them to your name when she has moved out. 2.No, you do not need a lawyer. But, if this is your first eviction, it is highly recommended that you retain an attorney. You may also want to retain an attorney when the tenant gets ridiculous, and you don't want the aggravation of handling it by yourself anymore. 3. Find a local landlord ass'n. They may be able to refer you to a good eviction attorney. Or call a few attorneys yourself. If the attorney doesn't do evictions, he or she may be able to refer you to an attorney that does evictions. Is the tenant planning on paying rent for April? If not, call Section 8. Seriously consider starting the eviction process the minute no rent is paid for April.