"I want to see families thrive. And as much as I understand that every family has conflict, I also understand that for some families, that conflict can be untenable. When conflict seems to become irreconcilable, it’s so important to know that you have options." This sentiment from Marlene Shiner is core to her approach to working with families.
At Marlene Shiner Family Law & Mediation, we've created a safe, nimble, experienced boutique legal firm as an advisory to families going through conflict. If it's time to talk to a family law professional to explore how to preserve what’s right for you and your family, consider talking to Marlene.
Marlene has been in practice for over 20 years. In that time, she's brought a principle-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.
Mediation is an approach that allows you — as parents — to decide together what is right for your children and for yourself. Mediation requires negotiation, but the negotiation is not done through individual, client-advocating lawyers. Instead, it is done by the parents with a third-party neutral guiding the parents through the process of resolving the myriad of issues of divorce.
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Whether you need counsel or direction about marriage, child custody, divorce, or a myriad of other areas, we can help you with all things regarding Family Law. From reproductive rights and adoption to paternity and domestic violence and other relevant topics, you can turn to Marlene Shiner for legal insights, advisory, and resources to help you make the right decisions for you and your family.
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During the process of divorce litigation, parents negotiate through lawyers to come to a settlement about how the divorce will play out and how issues about the divorce will be resolved. From the determination of child support, alimony (support for a spouse) or how assets and liabilities will be divided, who will get the family home or if it will be sold and, most importantly, who will make decisions for the children and with whom the children will live...
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I referred Marlene to a friend who was facing an emergency situation with her spouse. Marlene was immediately responsive and went out of her way to schedule an […]
I was very worried whether I would be able to keep my mother’s heirlooms upon my divorce and Marlene assured me that she would do everything in […]
I have known Marlene Shiner for many years, and have been continually impressed with her ability to identify the core issues in complex legal situations, and successfully reach […]
Attorney Shiner has been dedicated and responsive, helping me obtain the information I need to resolve my divorce with the best possible outcome. I trust her implicitly. She […]
Marlene’s calm demeanor and obvious knowledge of the issues allowed me to feel safe with her and to trust her to resolve my case, which she did […]
Marlene’s mediation skills allowed my spouse and I to come to our own decisions about what would be best for our children and, fortunately, we did not […]
I consulted with Marlene on what would happen to our family’s home in the case of divorce and she provided clear options that considered all stakeholders in […]
Because Marlene Shiner Family Law (MSFL) is a nimble legal advisory, MSFL can take on many of the kind of client relationships that some larger firms can't. Whether because these firms do not specialize in this arena or because they are not structured to take on every client, Marlene's extensive expertise in divorce resolution allows those firms to seamlessly align with a savvy, trusted legal partner.
This alignment allows MSFL to naturally complement firms with slightly different core competencies: estate, trust, corporate law, criminal or otherwise. Marlene can also take on cases from other attorneys who trust her to give their clients the individualized attention they need. Marlene can take on all kinds of clients, regardless of net worth, to ensure they get the kind of personal interaction with one lawyer who sees their case through from start to finish.
Because Marlene offers a sliding scale (depending on the income of the clients and their overall financial situation), it can be a win-win to refer cases to Marlene. 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.