Erin Schaden, Herring Law Group’s Executive Director, recently attended the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts’ (AFCCnet.org) Conference in Washington, DC. HLG is a member of the AFCC, which is the “interdisciplinary, international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of children and families through the resolution of family conflict.
Deanna Cerda was one of Herring Law Group’s initial employees, back when we were still putting up office walls and working from folding tables (our nice modern furniture was originally on back order!). She is now our Legal Administrator, her duties having expanded along with HLG’s presence and standing.
Herring Law Group is proud to have recently attended and sponsored the 32nd annual Amethyst Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, benefiting the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA). CADA was established in 1949 by a small group of Santa Barbara citizens.
Our AAML Southern California Chapter presented its fourth annual Trial Basics Seminar in Costa Mesa on April 13, 2018. As before, it was free to all 100 attendees, who came from all corners of Southern California. This year’s TBS was better than ever, and I am honored to remain its Dean.
Electronically stored information (“ESI”) is information that is stored in technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or similar capabilities. Electronic Discovery, or e-discovery, is the use of legal means to obtain ESI in the course of litigation for evidentiary purposes.
The recent federal tax overhaul provides in part that, in any spousal support orders entered after December 31, 2018, the spouse paying spousal support will not be able to deduct it and the spouse receiving spousal support will not be able to claim it as income for tax purposes.
AAML Southern California Chapter’s 2018 Family Law Person of the Year Award
I am honored and humbled to have been named the Family Law Person of the Year by the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. I was presented the award during the Chapter’s black-tie gala in San Diego during its annual Institute of Family Law Trial Advocacy over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend.
HLG’s Legal Administrator Deanna Cerda joined the ALA – Los Angeles Chapter this year.
Herring Law Group is pleased to welcome Morgan Nix as our forth attorney. Morgan comes to us after practicing family law with another Santa Barbara firm. She is experienced in handling various family law matters — from complex jurisdictional questions to hard-fought custody cases.
Herring Law Group Applauds Erin Schaden’s Appointment to Casa Serena’s Board of Directors
Santa Barbara’s Casa Serena just named HLG’s Executive Director, Erin Schaden, as its newest of nine Board members. 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 the “12-step” process and (3) promote community awareness of Casa Serena’s services.