Articles by author: Schonauer Law

'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

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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.) 

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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We have an Agreement – Now What?

By Schonauer Law on Jul 30, 2019 at 08:50 PM in What to do?

If the settlement agreement is in writing and signed by both parties, the parties may avail themselves of a quick and effective avenue for enforcement by making a motion to enter judgment on the agreement. 

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Considering a Dissolution?  Do it Collaboratively.

By Schonauer Law on Jul 12, 2019 at 03:49 PM in Collaborative

We are reminded the job of a judge are “students who must make [reasoned choices]”

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Arbitrary and Capricious – the President Must Act Rationally

By Schonauer Law on Jul 11, 2019 at 05:45 PM in Law News

“And unlike a typical case [...] here the VRA enforcement rationale […] seems to have been contrived.” Chief Justice Roberts, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, ET AL., PETITIONERS v. NEW YORK, ET AL.

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Pets - More Than Sundries

By Schonauer Law on Jul 10, 2019 at 07:29 AM

Starting last January, 2019, California began treating pets as something more than a number on a balance sheet. 

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