Lenard Marlow, JD, Retired
Lenard Marlow, recently retired, was a practicing attorney for over fifty years. A fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and a graduate of Columbia law school, he worked exclusively in the field of family law for over forty-five years. As a pioneer in the field of divorce mediation, he is the founder of Divorce Mediation Professionals, one of the oldest and largest divorce mediation facilities in the United States. Lenard has trained all of the mediators at Divorce Mediation Professionals.
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.
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.