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In-Person and Virtual Divorce Mediation New York State

New York State Virtuual Or In Person Divorce MediationWorking with an in-person and virtual divorce mediation professional in New York State could be the easiest way to simplify your divorce experience. While ending a marriage is never easy, it’s often made a lot worse by stressful, time-consuming litigation procedures.

Sometimes, litigation is the only option for couples who simply can’t negotiate the end of their marriage with a successful mediator. However, professionals like Mr. Darren M Shapiro have seen plenty of evidence that mediation can deliver exceptional results. As both a divorce attorney and a mediator, Mr. Shapiro can support New York State residents no matter which route they take.

Over the decades, Mr. Shapiro has seen countless couples throughout New York State embrace the benefits of alternative dispute resolution. Now, his office provides a flexible solution for both in-person and virtual divorce mediation, to address the needs of every individual, and couple.

If you’re searching for a local Long Island, New York City or New York State divorce mediator, here are some of the reasons why you might choose Mr. Shapiro to assist you throughout the divorce journey.

A Local Source of New York Support

Though the nuances of divorce mediation are often similar from one state to the next, every location has its own unique challenges to address. Mr. Shapiro grew up in New City, Rockland County, and was admitted to the New York State bar more than 20 years ago, in 1999.

Over the years, working as a trained divorce mediator and a family law attorney has given Mr. Shapiro an insight into the specific support and guidance clients in this region appreciate most. He has spent countless hours in the courtrooms of various boroughs of New York City, and the surrounding areas of New York State.

Today, Mr. Shapiro lives in Suffolk County, and runs his own law and mediation office within the nearby Jericho region of Nassau County. His relationship with New York goes beyond a simple professional connection. Throughout his life, Mr. Shapiro has formed a personal connection with the incredible region of New York.

In particular, he views the New York City and Long Island area as a phenomenal environment, brimming with both beautiful natural spaces and sprawling urban areas. His love of the landscape and its people has given countless clients comfort and confidence when dealing with the unique challenges of divorce.

What’s more his ability to support residents from anywhere in New York, with a combination of both virtual and in-person mediation options, as well as the ability to submit papers through e-filing, makes him a convenient choice for many couples.

An Experienced Attorney and Dedicated Mediator

In the family law landscape, mediators can enter their role from a range of backgrounds. Some start working in finance, or psychology, before moving into the mediation space. Mr. Shapiro discovered the unique benefits of mediation working as a family law and divorce attorney in New York State.

After his admittance to the New York Bar in 1999, he worked alongside various firms, before discovering his passion in family law supporting Suffolk County’s Assigned Panel. Eventually, he chose to launch his own local family law office in Suffolk County, then Nassau County.

From here, he has assisted countless residents with all of the complex components of matrimonial law, from equitable distribution, to child custody arrangements. As the years passed, Mr. Shapiro discovered the potential of mediation to offer a cost-effective, streamlined, and convenient mode of alternative dispute resolution to his clients.

In 2012, he adjusted his service offering, to combine his career as a divorce lawyer, with his passion for mediation. Since then, he has continued to adapt his services to suit the changing needs of his clients. Now, he not only supports clients with in-person sessions, but also offers virtual mediation over channels like Zoom, for those looking to avoid travel.

Flexible and Comprehensive Divorce Mediation

The more time Mr. Shapiro spent as a family law mediator and attorney, the more he saw a growing need for flexibility in his clients. Particularly in recent years, many New York State residents have demanded versatile video conferencing and virtual sessions, to avoid the issues caused by the pandemic. Even as social distancing guidelines waned, many of Mr. Shapiro’s clients have continued to request virtual mediation sessions.

These simple and convenient sessions ensure individuals can adapt their divorce experience to their specific needs, while still accessing comprehensive support. Mr. Shapiro’s office provides guidance through every stage of your mediation, from initial conversations to filing documents with the courts, regardless of whether clients choose in-person or virtual support.

Additionally, Mr. Shapiro leverages a variety of different techniques to ensure successful conversations between clients. Interest-based negotiation methods allow Mr. Shapiro to ensure both parties have an opportunity to share their concerns and priorities. To assist with more collaborative discussions, Mr. Shapiro often uses facilitative mediation strategies too, such as open-ended questions that allow him to dive deeper into his clients’ needs.

Mr. Shapiro also leverages evaluative mediation strategies, drawing on his family law experience, to help clients see the strengths and weaknesses of their case from a legal perspective. This can be an excellent way to drive successful negotiations and compromise between clients.

Reliable New York State Divorce Mediation

In recent years, the advantages of family law mediation and divorce mediation have grown more evident to couples, attorneys, and even the New York State courts. Mr. Shapiro believes mediation can be an excellent alternative to litigation for couples in New York, and strives to ensure every resident of the state can access the support they need.

Couples searching for a flexible, convenient solution, that combines local knowledge, legal expertise, and bespoke assistance, can rely on Mr. Shapiro to deliver an exceptional service. From his office in Jericho County, Mr. Shapiro can tailor the mediation experience to his clients’ needs, regardless of which part of New York they may call home.

If you’re looking for a New York State divorce mediator offering both virtual and in-person sessions, you can contact Mr. Shapiro’s office today to arrange an initial consultation for yourself and your partner. Interested clients can reach out using the contact form on this website, or get in touch over the phone on (516) 333-6555.

Client Reviews
"Darren Shapiro did an outstanding job with case he was hired for. His price was reasonable and his actions were effective in this case. I would hire this Lawyer again and highly recommend his services." Anonymous
“Darren was excellent in court and able to negotiate a fair settlement in my Child support case.” Anonymous
“Hands down, he is the best att'y I have ever dealt with. He is thorough, objective, and above all, extremely dedicated.” Anonymous