Mediator's Profile

Maren Cardillo Elbaum

Business Name: Divorce Mediation Professionals

Maren Cardillo Elbaum has been practicing for nearly two decades exclusively as an attorney-mediator at Divorce Mediation Professionals. Maren received training in divorce mediation at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. Maren dedicates her entire practice to assisting couples in finding constructive resolutions for all of the issues pertaining to their separation and divorce and provides all related legal services, including drafting agreements and qualified domestic relations orders.

Maren holds a B.A. in history from Northwestern University and received her law degree from Fordham University School of Law, where she was a member of the Corporate and Financial Law Journal and participated in the

Conflict Resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution Program. Maren regularly pursues advanced training and course work in family law and mediation and is currently an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the National Association for Conflict Resolution.  Maren is also an Accredited Member of the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation. Maren was named to the “New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Star” list in the area of family law for 2014.

Why should you choose Divorce Mediation Professionals?

The firm was founded over 40 years ago on the belief that there is a better way to divorce. Before many even heard of “divorce mediation”, our founder, Lenard Marlow, realized that too many families and children were being irreparably damaged by our adversarial legal system and set out to pave the way for another road- one that is more practical, responsible and dignified. As a pioneer in the field of divorce mediation, he founded Divorce Mediation Professionals, now one of the oldest and largest divorce mediation facilities in the United States, where our mediators have successfully continued his goal of providing a better way to divorce. We consider ourselves the most well-trained and experienced mediators in the New York Metropolitan area and devote 100% of our practice to mediation.


  • Fordham University School of Law Fordham University School of Law Doctor of Law (J.D.)Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • Northwestern University Northwestern University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), History


  • Ackerman Institute for the Family Ackerman Institute for the Family Divorce Mediation Clinic

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