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Reflections and Thanks following an Incredible Four Years

Just a little over four years ago, Penny and I indulged the wild idea that we could create a “boutique” family law firm toward providing my valued clients “concierge service” and otherwise practicing in a uniquely elevated manner.  I made the leap from being a long-time partner at the biggest firm in Ventura County, and…

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Herring Law Group Applauds Erin Schaden’s Elevation to Chair of Casa Serena’s Board of Directors

Santa Barbara’s Casa Serena just elevated HLG’s Executive Director, Erin Schaden, as its incoming new Chair.  Casa Serena’s mission is to (1) provide effective treatment services and a safe, sober living environment to women seeking recovery from the disease of alcoholism or from substance abuse, (2) introduce them to the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous and…

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Post-Paradise Memories and Thanks

While attending our annual AAML national meetings in Chicago in early November, we watched as my hometown of Paradise, California burned to the ground in mere hours.  My 80-something parents lost everything.  My sister’s, Christine, family saw their home singed but spared.  They were all blessed to have been invited to evacuate to the home…

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Advise Your Clients Now About New Family Law Considerations under the 2018 Tax Law

As 2019 nears, the window is closing to timely advise clients about various family law considerations under the 2018 federal tax law overhaul.  For instance, prospective payors of spousal support might be unhappy to learn too-late that it will no longer be deductible.  Clients with pre- or post-nuptial agreements (“PNAs”) might wish to now become…

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