Families are complicated. From adoptions that aim to bring new members into our family group, to divorces that split apart the family dynamic, there are numerous legal procedures that can be used to change the way that a family works - according to the needs, and best interests of those involved. After all, when a family experience isn't working - for any reason, it's important to find a solution that can allow each individual involved to move on with their lives in a positive way. One of the most common areas of family law is divorce - a complex area of the legal system that is built upon a wide range of rules and regulations. Because divorce is such a complicated procedure, often wrought with emotion and confusion, it's crucial to make sure that you're well prepared before you step foot into the courts of Suffolk County, New York whether you live in Babylon, Long Island or beyond.
Though family law in Suffolk County works on the same principals of family law procedures throughout New York and Long Island, the courts of these areas have their own specific nuances which can be useful to understand as you explore the solutions available to you, and your changing family. An experienced child custody lawyer, like Mr. Darren M. Shapiro, who has been working within the Suffolk county courts for a number of years, can give you a unique head-start when it comes to understanding the options available in your future, and what you can do to accelerate your chances of success. Whether you're considering a collaborative approach to child custody, family law, or mediation techniques, Mr. Shapiro can help.
For many individuals facing divorce, the first thing to understand is that you are not alone. Indeed, many have undergone divorce, and knowing the statistics surrounding divorce procedures in your area can help you to find comfort in your situation. It's helpful to know that we aren't isolated in our circumstances during times of heartache, and residents of Babylon, Suffolk County can rest assured that numerous people in their area have worked with divorce lawyers like Mr. Shapiro in the past.
Within New York, about 8.4 in every 1000 people are married, while 3.3 in every 1000 are divorced. Today, divorce is a commonplace approach to breaking apart a marriage that simply doesn't work. Several years ago, the stigma surrounding this legal procedure would have made it much more difficult to move on with your life if you needed to do so. For residents of Babylon - one of the ten towns in Suffolk County, this means that it's far easier to find the help you may need when you need it most. Babylon is in Long Island, and Statistical Atlas tells us that the current percentage of married people is approximately 43% for women and 48% for men, while the divorce rate is between 7-9%.
While it's important to note that not all marriages are doomed to end in divorce, or are in need of child custody attorneys, it's also worth considering the options that will be available to you as a couple choosing divorce, or as an individual looking to regain control of his or her life. Since his admission to the New York State Bar in 1999, Mr. Darren M. Shapiro has been able to gather close to twenty years of experience within the courts of New York and Long Island. Over the years, he has built up plenty of knowledge across the legal field in an attempt to help him develop wonderful and informative services for the local people of Babylon, Suffolk County, and the surrounding areas. From his comfortable and welcoming office on the Jericho Turnpike, Mr. Shapiro can provide insight into everything from child custody arrangements, to equitable distribution, adoption, and more.
For those in search of divorce solutions, the most common options available are litigation, collaborative law, or mediation. Because Mr. Shapiro is a certified collaborative lawyer and mediator, as well as a fierce litigation expert, he can offer residents of Babylon a range of options to choose from when it comes to arranging their future. For the residents of Babylon, and indeed people across the whole of Long Island and New York, collaborative law and mediation can both represent unique opportunities for those who want to deal with their divorce procedure without the stress of litigation. Mediation allows for a safe place for couples to discuss and negotiate their preferences regarding various issues - something that is particularly useful for couples looking to maintain positive relationships with their ex-spouses - perhaps for the benefit of children. Additionally, collaborative law can help individuals and couples to craft unique solutions for their divorce or family law cases with access to a range of different professionals - helping everyone to reach an outcome that they can live with.
Whatever the details of your family law case might be, Mr. Shapiro has the skill and insight required to help, from his conveniently located office at 99 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 300-G. From this location, residents of Babylon and beyond can access a range of advice and guidance tailored to their needs. You can reach the office either by taking exit 40 on the Long Island Expressway, or exit 34 on the Northern State parkway. Once you arrive, you will be able to discuss all the legal routes that might be available to you. Mr. Shapiro may even help you to understand what you can expect from visiting your local Suffolk county courts! Mr. Shapiro understands the complications of family law, and the inner turmoil that it can cause, which is why he is relied upon by people all across New York and Long Island when it comes to expert guidance and reassurance.
To learn more about what Mr. Shapiro could do to help you with your case, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience via our online form, or by telephone at (516) 333-6555. Individuals or couples considering mediation can also call to schedule their free half-hour initial consultation.