Erin Schaden
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
Attorney, CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, Certified Mediator, Writer and Blogger.
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About my Practice

I am currently embedded in a family law firm in Santa Barbara, California.  However, I coach clients of the firm as well as clients who have not hired the law firm.  I have a diverse background as a former family law litigator, Certified Mediator, degree in psychology and lots of life experience including a divorce of my own.  I believe there can be dignity in divorce even if you are divorcing a sociopath!  That is a strong statement but I know it to be true.  I also believe that giving yourself the gift of coaching during this most trying time, helps bring your emotional reality and legal reality into the same zip code…which gets you through your divorce spending less emotionally, financially, physically and spiritually.  And who doesn’t want that?

Services I Offer

Coaching on all aspects of divorce, custody and separation.  No matter where you are in the process: thinking about it, planning for it, doing it or recovering from it, I believe our work together will help you navigate the turbulent times and come out the other side ready for you new life!


Certified Mediator – 2017 – present
CDC Certified Divorce Coach® – 2019 – present

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Background Experience

Attorney Licensing:

State Bar of New Mexico, 2003

US District Court for the District of Columbia, 1999.

US District Court for the District of Maryland, 1997.

District of Columbia Bar, 1997.

State Bar of Maryland, 1996.


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1995.
  • B.S., Florida State University, 1992.


  • AFCC, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, (2018 – present).
  • Casa Serena Board of Directors, Board President (2017 – present).
  • Association of Legal Administrators, (2016 – 2019).
  • Certified Mediator (2017 – present).
  • Certified Divorce Coach (2019 – present).
Book a Complimentary Session

I offer a complimentary 15 minute session to see if coaching with me seems like a good fit for both of us.  Please give me a call at 805-758-8445 or reach out to me at eschaden@theherringlawgroup.com.  Look forward to being of service!

Use the form below to request your complimentary session.