Articles by author: Schonauer Law

"In case I die in this mess I leave all to the wife. Cecil Geo. Harris.”

By Schonauer Law on Sep 24, 2019 at 08:56 PM in What to do?

Generally, there are three requirements to form a will.  Generally, a will must be written, signed by the testator, and witnessed by two people who sign under penalty of perjury.  However, California recognizes holographic wills under probate code section 6111, that require the material provisions be in handwriting of the testator and a signature.


Don't Litigate

By Schonauer Law on Sep 23, 2019 at 05:29 PM in Collaborative

Even the best judge, under the best of circumstances, cannot make decisions about that will impact your life with fidelity to you, or your spouse's, values and sense of fairness.


Temporary Spousal Support

By Schonauer Law on Sep 18, 2019 at 09:05 AM in What Does it Mean, Legal Questions, What to do?

Once a petition for dissolution has been filed, and before final adjudication the court may order temporary spousal support (pendente lite) either spouse amount necessary for the support of the other spouse. 


On this date 232 years ago today

By Schonauer Law on Sep 17, 2019 at 03:17 PM in Law News

On this date 232 years ago today, the Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. 


'Super lawyers' and 'rising stars' are warned

By Schonauer Law on Sep 13, 2019 at 03:51 PM

The New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Lawyer Advertising has received so many grievances that it decided to issue a reminder


Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act

By Schonauer Law on Sep 08, 2019 at 08:36 PM in What Does it Mean

The Shipowner’s Limitation of Liability Act (46 U.S.C. § 183 et. seq.)  (“Act”) was enacted in 1851 to support the development of America’s nascent merchant marines by “encourage[ing] shipbuilding and to induce capitalists to invest money ….” (Norwich Company v. Wright (1871)80 U.S. 104.) 


U.S. District Judge Finds the Government in Civil Contempt

By Schonauer Law on Aug 23, 2019 at 02:08 PM in Law News

Last week, a federal judge held the Kansas U.S. Attorney’s Office in contempt of court for failing to cooperate with a special master’s investigation at Leavenworth Detention Center.


Q & A

By Schonauer Law on Aug 14, 2019 at 05:57 PM in Legal Questions

How can I evict a boyfriend from a property I owned when he is on month to month?


Whose Rules?

By Schonauer Law on Aug 07, 2019 at 09:29 PM in Collaborative

Life rarely provides the opportunity to make your own rules, rules that feel fair and work.  A Collaborative Dissolution presents an opportunity for spouses to collaboratively make their own rules, be in control, and determine how new lives will begin, not politicians or judges.


Grandparent Visitation

By Schonauer Law on Jul 31, 2019 at 08:20 AM in Law News

In California, a court of appeal has opined that any restriction on a grandparent’s visitation by a parent of a grandchild must be meaningful.  Although great weight is given to the wishes of parents those decisions are not outside of judicial review.