Erin, the CEO and Founder of ErinSchaden.com, is a seasoned professional with over 28 years of experience in the legal field. As a licensed attorney in Maryland, New Mexico, and the District of Columbia, Erin's career has been marked by her diverse experiences and her unwavering commitment to helping clients navigate the complex and often emotionally charged landscape of family law.

From her early days as a family law litigator in Washington, DC, to her tenure as the Executive Director of a high-end boutique family law firm in Montecito, California, Erin has always been dedicated to providing her clients with the support and guidance they need to move forward in their lives.

In April 2022, Erin made the bold decision to leave the law firm world and launch her own coaching and mediation practice, focusing on helping families navigate the challenges of divorce and custody disputes. She also coaches in the areas of sobriety, life, and parenting for children in residential treatment.

With her deep understanding of the legal system and her passionate commitment to helping others, Erin is the ideal guide for anyone looking to navigate the difficult terrain of family law. And when she's not working, you can find her hiking, writing, or soaking up the sun at the beach, living a life that demonstrates that life after divorce can be the best life you've ever had.

  • Bar Admissions:
  • 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, 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, (2017 – 2022).
  • Association of Legal Administrators, (2016 – 2019).
  • Ojai Valley Alano Club Board of Directors, (2015 – 2017).