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. 


President Trump Cannot Block Twitter Users

By Schonauer Law on Jul 09, 2019 at 08:00 PM in Law News

Today, July 9, 2019, a Federal Appeals court agreed with the lower court that ruled that President Trump could not block certain users of Twitter because he disagrees with their speech.  


President's Initiative on Prescription Drug Costs Blocked by Federal Judge

By Schonauer Law on Jul 09, 2019 at 04:23 PM in Law News

On Monday, July 9, 2019, a federal judge blocked a White House initiative on prescription drug costs. 


Collaborative Dissolution Myths

By Schonauer Law on Jul 08, 2019 at 08:28 PM in Collaborative

Few are aware of the collaborative dissolution option, and fewer have knowledge of the collaborative dissolution process.  It is hard to imagine that myths exist, but they do.


Fracking Permits Denied

By Schonauer Law on May 07, 2019 at 08:44 AM

A federal judge has issued an order in favor of the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) and Santa Barbara Channel keeper (“SBCK”) prohibiting DCOR, LLC from using well stimulation, including fracking and acid stimulation of wells.


Case Submitted – Now What?

By Schonauer Law on May 06, 2019 at 07:46 PM in What to do?

The statutory provisions relating to family law matters after trial are strict. Understanding what the court may, and may not do, may be vital to both an appeal and avoiding and a voidable judgment that may be set aside on appeal.


Chalking Tires Requires a Warrant

By Schonauer Law on Apr 23, 2019 at 07:09 PM in Law News

On Monday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit ruled that chalking tires requires a warrant.


California Statutory Marriage

By Schonauer Law on Apr 04, 2018 at 06:47 PM

California Statutory Marriage
In California, two unmarried persons 18 years of age or older, who are not otherwise disqualified, are capable of consenting to and consummating marriage.


Common Law Marriage

By Schonauer Law on Mar 28, 2018 at 06:42 PM in What Does it Mean

In most states, to include California, marriage is defined by statute. However, ten states, and the District of Columbia, recognize common law marriages. What comprises a common law marriage differs from state to state. Generally, such marriage arises by cohabitation by persons who have the capacity to marry, who agree to be married, and who openly holding out to the world as a married couple. An agreement need not be expressed but can be implied by the conduct alone.


What is Common Law?

By Schonauer Law on Mar 22, 2018 at 01:26 AM in What Does it Mean

Common law is best described as oral tribal justice established in England thousands of years ago that continues to this day. Prior to the common law was the Anglo-Saxon law consisting of the written laws promulgated by the King, written statements relating to custom contained in such books as the Domesday Book or Book of Winchester, and other written legal rules and enactments. The common law of England was largely created in the period after the Norman Conquest of 1066.