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Marlene Shiner

Marlene Shiner

marlene shiner, esq. family law + mediation
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Massachusetts, Ontario, Canada
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About Marlene

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.

She is a member of the Ontario and Massachusetts chapters of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and serves on the Family Law Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers
ID Number: 670723
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Ontario, Canada
ID Number: 39278
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Family Lawyer + Mediator
marlene shiner, esq. family law + mediation
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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.
Associate
The Fitch Law Firm
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Family Lawyer
Family Law Software
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Child Support Team
Canadian Federal Department of Justice
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Education
Cornell University
S.J.D. (2005) | Family Law
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A child's place in the home: Creating a post -divorce legally enforceable right for children in the family home by Shiner, Marlene, Cornell University, 2005, 169 pages; 3173385
Honors: Dorothea S. Clarke Scholar
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Osgoode Hall Law School
J.D. (1995) | Family Law
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Honors: First Place - Justice Lieff National Family Law Essay Competition Junior Editor, Osgoode Hall Law Journal
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Harvard Law School
Negotiation (1995) | Negotiation
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University of Toronto
B.A. (1990) | Sociology
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Honors: Honors B.A.
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Awards
Dorothea S. Clarke Scholar
Cornell Law School
First Place - Justice Lieff National Family Law Essay Competition
Law Society of Upper Canada
Junior Editor, Osgoode Hall Law Journal
Osgoode Hall Law School
Professional Associations
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation
Member
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Member, Ontario and Massachusetts
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Massachusetts Bar Association
Family Law Section Council
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Women's Bar Association
Member
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Massachusetts State Bar # 670723
Member
- Current
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Boston Bar Association
Member
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Law Society of Upper Canada
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
A child's place in the home: Creating a post -divorce legally enforceable right for children in the family home
Cornell University
Compensation for Child Victims of Crime
LexisNexis Butterworths
Federal Child Support Guidelines
Law Society of Upper Canada, Child Support Guidelines
Imputing Income: Sections 18 and 19 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines
Osgoode Hall Law School
Judicial Application of Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines
Osgoode Hall Law School
Loss of Guidance, Care and Companionship
LexisNexis Butterworths
Policy Issues Relating to the Federal Child Support Guidelines
Osgoode Hall Law School
Shared Custody - the Search for a Magic Support Formula
Federation of Law Societies and Canadian Bar Association
Social Assistance and the Federal Child Support Guidelines, in “What Every Family Lawyer Must Know about the Social Assistance Regime in Ontario
Law Society of Upper Canada
The Impact of Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines on the Emotional and Financial Well Being of Children
Canadian Bar Association
The Integrative Divorce
Association for Family and Conciliation Courts, Denver, Colorado
Speaking Engagements
The Impact of Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines on the Emotional and Financial Well Being of Children, Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section Dinner
Background, Implementation and Application of the Federal Child Support Guidelines, Lecture to Faculty
Osgoode Hall Law School
Judicial Application of Section 7 of the Federal Child Support Guidelines
Osgoode Hall Law School
Federal Child Support Guidelines, Law Society of Upper Canada, Child Support Guidelines, Toronto, ON
Policy Issues Relating to the Federal Child Support Guidelines, Seminar in Family Law Policy, Toronto, ON
Shared Custody - the Search for a Magic Support Formula, National Family Law Program
Federation of Law Societies and Canadian Bar Association
My role as Policy Adviser for the Canadian Federal Department of Justice Child Support Team, Professors' Speakers Series
Osgoode Hall Law School
Certifications
Mediation
Institute of Divorce Mediation
MCLE, Mediation
MCLE
Negotiation
Harvard Law School
Websites & Blogs
Website
https://www.marleneshiner.com/
Blog
Marlene Shiner Family Law + Mediation
Contact & Map
marlene shiner, esq. family law + mediation
300 Washington Street
Suite 308
Newton, MA 02458
USA
Telephone: (617) 921-6736