The couple was arrested on Saturday (18Sep10) when officials at the Santa Barbara County sheriff's department received a complaint from the owner of the property. When cops turned up to investigate, the Quaids insisted they were the rightful owners and had been since the 1990s.
The complainant produced documentation proving he had bought the home from another buyer in 2007, who had purchased the house from the Quaids years earlier.
The couple was taken into custody and spent the night in jail, before being released on Sunday morning (19Sep10) after posting $50,000 (£33,330) bail.
They are facing charges of felony residential burglary and a misdemeanour of entering a non-commercial building without consent. Evi Quaid was also charged with resisting arrest.
It's the Quaids' latest controversy - Evi Quaid received three years' probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanour count of defrauding an innkeeper after the couple failed to settle a $10,000 (£6,670) bill following a stay at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California.