Lenard Marlow, JD, Retired
Past president of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, and a respected leader in the field, he has lectured extensively on the subject, both in the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe and South America, where he has conducted numerous trainings and workshops.
Lenard is the author of six books and numerous articles on the subject of divorce mediation and continues to write and research in his retirement.
Education: Colgate University, B.A.; Columbia University School of Law, J.D.
A COMMON SENSE, PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DIVORCE – IN NEW YORK
People do not get married to get divorced. This is not where they intended or expected to be. It is also not where they feel they deserve to be. This is what makes it their divorce one of the most emotionally difficult times in their lives. To add to their problem, they suddenly find themselves faced with so many decisions and practical problems that they must address. Understandably, they will look for help. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done.
TO DIVORCE OR NOT TO DIVORCE
As a general rule, divorces are not initiated by two people. More commonly than not, they are initiated by just one. In fact, though the person who has made the decision has been sending out signals of his or her intentions for a very long time, the other party is very often somewhat taken by surprise.
DIVORCE AND THE MYTH OF LAWYERS
Exposing the legal mythology that causes divorcing couples to place their lives in the hands of lawyers, and then to blindly march off and do legal battle with one another, Divorce and the Myth of Lawyers exposes the tragic consequences that await them when they do.
COMMON SENSE, LEGAL SENSE AND NONSENSE ABOUT DIVORCE
It would never occur to husbands and wives to turn to lawyers or the law in their marriage. Rather, when faced with questions that they have to answer, they do this pretty much on their own, based on their Common Sense.
DIVORCE MEDIATION: A NEW VISION OF THE LAW
Divorcing couples look to the law for answers. Moreover, they not only expect that they will be given the right ones, but that those answers will also be clear. As a lawyer would put it, the law must provide an appropriate balance between equity and certainty.