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. 


'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?