Cornell Educated Attorney & Mediator working to keep hold of what you care about most.
Keeping focus on what you value most... always.
Personalized, insightful and caring. These are some of the pillars of Marlene’s approach to working with clients. Marlene is a an objective third-party neutral who provides a confidential, safe, and structured space to resolve her clients’ family law issues. She facilitates communication between both parents and helps them to work together to make decisions for themselves and their children. Those who choose mediation often feel that the power to make the best decisions for a family is best when it remains with the family. Marlene has shown that parents can put their faith in her as a third party neutral and take them on the journey from anger and anxiety to cooperation and calm. She is expertly able to create a safe space for parents to work together to meet their own needs and the needs of their children and achieve the resolution that is truly right for their family, finally.
Marlene has been in practice for over 20 years. In that time, she's brought a principal-driven approach to working directly with clients. As an experienced divorce lawyer and mediator, Marlene understands what you're going through. Like you, she always considers how what you're going through will impact your children. You have all the power to determine how the experience of divorce will work for your children, for yourselves — and for your whole family.
You have the power to reach a resolution, finally and Marlene can work with you to help you reach it.
Newton , MA 02458
Degrees and Experience
Thoughtful and thorough, Marlene has honed her professional acumen and her client-centric style by succeeding in some of the most impressive educational and professional environments. Marlene is a licensed attorney in the United States and Canada and, in addition to her J.D., earned her J.S.D. (equivalent to a PhD in Law) from Cornell Law School. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the impact of divorce on parents and their children and on what to do with the family home upon divorce.
Marlene is uniquely qualified to deal with any type of divorce or family law scenario. She is credentialed in mediation by the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Mediation Program, by the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation for Lawyers, (the leading negotiation/mediation program in the world), and by the Institute of Divorce Mediation.
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
Law Society of Upper Canada
Ontario Bar Association
Marlene Shiner, Esq.
Divorce Attorney & Mediator
One Gateway Center
300 washington street, suite 308
Newton, MA 02458
Marlene offers a sliding scale depending on the income of the clients and their overall financial situation. She truly understands the costs of divorce and works with her clients to resolve the divorce with strict attention to all the details of their clients’ lives including their financial lives.