Divorce Mediation by Zoom in New York
Darren M. Shapiro, Esq., a proficient mediator and seasoned matrimonial and family law attorney, now brings his expertise into the digital world by providing divorce mediation via Zoom. Capitalizing on the convenience and accessibility of digital platforms, Darren opens the doors of his virtual office to couples throughout New York State. The same top-notch service that local couples in Long Island have benefited from for years is now accessible to anyone in New York, no matter their location. Uncontested divorce documents can be filed with the court (usually by e-filing) without the need for couples to ever actually step foot into a court room themselves.
Leveraging Zoom as a virtual mediation platform, Darren continues his work as a neutral facilitator, guiding couples towards mutually beneficial resolutions. His substantial experience as a divorce attorney provides him with the insights needed to ensure all essential aspects of a divorce, legal separation, matrimonial, or family law settlement are thoroughly addressed. All settlements are meticulously drafted, designed to stand up under court scrutiny.
For couples considering mediation, Darren offers a complimentary half-hour consultation over Zoom. This session will provide an overview of the mediation process, outline the issues typically addressed in mediation, and explain how a divorce or binding agreement can be finalized. Should the couple decide to proceed with mediation, they can immediately begin their journey towards a resolution, right from their first virtual session. Darren was sworn into the New York State Bar in January 1999, worked for various firms before opening his own practice where he focuses on Matrimonial and Family law since 2004.
With a steadfast belief in giving both parties an equal opportunity to voice their opinions, Darren ensures a fair and balanced mediation process. The speed of this process is often dictated by the couples themselves, as many come with a clear understanding of their issues and potential solutions. Whether a resolution is reached in a single session or over multiple meetings, Darren is committed to dedicating as much time as necessary to guide couples towards closure.
The versatility of the Zoom platform allows Darren to employ various techniques when discussions reach an impasse. By reevaluating certain aspects of the agreement, reallocating resources, or simply taking a break before revisiting the topic, solutions can often be found.
Drawing from his vast experience, Darren can share common approaches to resolving specific issues. If the couple wishes to understand the legal stance or possible court rulings on a subject, he can provide insights. While many issues are subjective and outcomes can vary, Darren offers his professional perspective on each unique case.
Whether couples are considering a postnuptial agreement, separation or divorce, mediation via Zoom offers a sensible, non-adversarial alternative. By eliminating the need for physical meetings, couples can avoid high-conflict scenarios often associated with traditional litigation.
More often than not, Zoom mediation expedites resolution and reduces costs compared to in-person litigation. The parties come together in a virtual setting with Darren to discuss and agree on topics, which are then incorporated into a binding contract or agreement.
As an impartial third party, Darren's role is to assist in the crafting of the agreement, not advocate for one side. The success rate of compliance with such mediated settlements is high, as the parties themselves have worked together to create an agreement that suits their individual circumstances and the needs of their children.
Having completed his mediation training with the Center for Mediation and Training in New York City, Darren M. Shapiro extends his expertise beyond the confines of his physical office in Long Island, reaching out to couples across New York State. Those that want to come to the office are still invited to mediate in person, but travelling is not longer necessary. To schedule a half-hour, free, virtual consultation for you and your spouse or partner, reach out to us today.