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Year-end “Three Dot Journalism”
I grew up religiously reading Herb Caen’s daily column in the San Francisco Chronicle. With much to report, this borrows his unique writing structure — dubbed “three dot journalism.” *** Herring Law Group continues to proudly support Santa Barbara’s Casa Serena as our “signature” non-profit. Its mission is to “help women manage their mental health […]

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Congratulations to Ventura Coast Law
Ventura County has a new law firm, “Ventura Coast Law,” located in Newbury Park. My former law partners, Doug Goldwater and Jesse Cahill, are two of its principals. We met in the 2000’s, working for Ferguson Case Orr Paterson LLP. As a partner at FCOP struggling to deal with a burgeoning family law practice, I […]

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The Recent Expansion of, and Limits to, Notions of “Domestic Violence”
Over the past twenty or so years, the Legislature has enacted a “hodgepodge” of confusing and sometimes contradictory provisions, as California Family Law guru, Garrett Dailey, has put it, in its rush to enact one domestic violence (“DV”) statute after another. As of January 1, 2021, coercive control is a newly codified form of DV. Family Code […]

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The Passing of Two Family Law Friends: Judith Rhodes and Paul Blatz
Sadly, the past week saw two of our accomplished family law friends pass.Ventura County Superior Court Commissioner Judith Dahlman Rhodes was an amazing woman of tremendous and meaningful professional accomplishment. I met her when she was an associate of AAML Fellow, Bobette Fleischman. Under Bobette’s tutelage, Judy gained her Legal Specialization in Family Law from […]

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