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.


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. 


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]”


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.