Articles by author: Schonauer Law

Q: How does my new husband's income matter when calculating my children’s fathers child support amount?

By Schonauer Law on Jun 01, 2020 at 07:50 PM in Legal Questions

Q: How does my new husband's income matter when calculating my children’s fathers child support amount?


Litigation is Adversarial

By Schonauer Law on May 25, 2020 at 05:35 AM in Collaborative

The adversarial system is founded on the theory that in a contest between two committed, competent, well prepared advocates, the truth will win out.  This is a legal fiction.  Judges are human.


Q: Why Collaborative?

By Schonauer Law on May 18, 2020 at 07:23 AM in Collaborative

Most turn to the courts and judges to end their divorce without knowing there is a better, smarter, way to begin a new life.  Why let a judge, a stranger, into your home to make decisions about you and your children, when the decision about what life looks like after marriage can be completely yours?  By ending your marriage collaboratively, you protect your family, you maintain control, and nothing will come as a surprise.


Q: Can us tenants be evicted?

By Schonauer Law on May 11, 2020 at 06:59 AM in Legal Questions

Q: Can us tenants be evicted if my baby sisters dad is staying with us but isn't on the lease?


PACE / HERO loans - Think First

By Schonauer Law on May 04, 2020 at 06:25 PM in What Does it Mean

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) is government backed financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on real property. 


COVID-19 and the Free Exercise of Religion

By Schonauer Law on Apr 20, 2020 at 11:40 AM in Law News

In response to COVID-19, California and many other states have issued state-wide orders for all residents to stay at home and/or place restrictions on gatherings.  Some cities and counties have issued strict policies prohibiting public gatherings outside of the home, or "shelter in place" policies, enforceable under the Health and Safety Code.


"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 which will impact your life with fidelity to your values, your spouse's value, and fairness to your family. 


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.