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Right of Survivorship

By Schonauer Law on Aug 01, 2016 at 10:09 AM in What Does it Mean

Right of Survivorship

Right of Survivorship means property will pass to surviving parties on title if a party on title should die.

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On the Road

By Schonauer Law on Jul 29, 2016 at 04:56 PM in Law News

California courts and regulatory agencies are working on major changes to California’s $28 billion transportation sector as self-driving vehicles share the road with Uber and Lyft.

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SB 1255

By Schonauer Law on Jul 28, 2016 at 07:16 PM in Law News

Date Of Separation

On July 25, 2016, Governor Brown signed SB 1255. SB1255 adds sections 70 to the California Family Code and overturns a controversial decision by the California Supreme Court holding in In Re Marriage of Davis (2013) 220 Cal.App.4th 1109, that established the date of legal separation as the date that the parties lived in separate residences. SB 1255 becomes effective on January 1, 2017.

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Automatic Restraining Orders (ATROs)

By Schonauer Law on Jul 27, 2016 at 11:12 PM in What Does it Mean

When a person files for dissolution (divorce), under Family Code Section 2040 California imposes standard (Automatic) Temporary Restraining Orders (“ATROs”).

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The Neutral Financial Professional in the Collaborative Dissolution

By Schonauer Law on May 04, 2016 at 09:00 AM in Collaborative

In the Collaborative process each party is represented by an attorney. Either one or two coaches are involved to represent and protect the collaborative process. A mental health professional may also be part of the team to bring to the table the needs of involved children. In the Collaborative dissolution, there is only one true neutral person, the Financial professional. The Financial Neutral helps to alleviate power imbalances in the room by the very nature of being neutral.

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Some Words About The Collaborative Process

By Schonauer Law on Apr 27, 2016 at 09:12 AM in Collaborative

Local Attorney and Collaborative practitioner Diana Allen Jackson shares her thoughts about the collaboratively process of ending a martial or non-martial relationship. Take a Look.

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Serving and Filing Court Documents

By Schonauer Law on Apr 25, 2016 at 08:58 AM in Legal Questions

My boyfriend was served divorce papers from his ex. They have been separated for over a year but the divorce process never began. He mailed in his response papers to the court which is 7 hours up north.

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The Neutral Financial Professional in the Collaborative Dissolution

By Schonauer Law on Apr 22, 2016 at 09:35 PM in Collaborative

In the Collaborative process each party is represented by an attorney. Either one or two coaches are involved to represent and protect the collaborative process. A mental health professional may also be part of the team to bring to the table the needs of involved children. In the Collaborative dissolution, there is only one true neutral person, the Financial professional. The Financial Neutral helps to alleviate power imbalances in the room by the very nature of being neutral.

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Child's preference in custody disputes

By Schonauer Law on Apr 22, 2016 at 08:37 PM in Legal Questions

I understand that the child's preference is considered in CA

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Fee Awards

By Schonauer Law on Jan 18, 2016 at 11:38 AM in What to do?

The court may order the payment of fees and cost based on the parties’ "relative circumstances" (i.e., respective income, assets, needs, and abilities to pay) to ensure equal legal representation in court. Such awards may be granted to provide the party the money needed to hire an attorney.

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