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In-Person or Virtual Divorce Mediation Westchester County

Rockland County Virtual or In Person Divorce MediationFor residents of Westchester County, in-person and virtual divorce mediation can be an excellent alternative to traditional litigation. While some couples will rely on litigation to navigate the complexities of the divorce process, mediation can be an excellent solution to those willing to negotiate with their soon-to-be ex partners.

Although divorce is always a complex and emotional experience, litigation can sometimes make matters worse, making the journey more time-consuming, and stressful. While a Westchester County divorce mediator won’t eliminate the involvement of the courts, they can offer couples more freedom to manage the experience according to their own priorities and needs.

In fact, the success of mediation as a mode of alternative dispute resolution is why so many residents have embraced this method, even before New York’s presumptive divorce mediation systems were introduced. Mr. Shapiro, an experienced family law mediator and attorney, has shaped the services offered by his office in Jericho, Nassau County, New York, to cater to the flexible needs of today’s couples, ensuring every New York resident can access the same level of support.

Here are some of the reasons couples in Westchester County may choose Mr. Darren Shapiro as their family law and divorce mediator.

Extensive Experience With Westchester County

Throughout his life, Mr. Shapiro has been a local resident of New York State, growing up with the diverse culture and experiences the landscape has to office. Although he currently lives in Suffolk County, and has an office in the Jericho region of Nassau County nearby, he’s deeply familiar with Westchester.

Growing up in Rockland County, he would often work with his father in his Westchester-based business. Today, Mr. Shapiro’s law and mediation office is only around an hour away from Westchester. Though this county is only the seventh most populous in New York, it’s the most populous North of New York City, brimming with people from all walks of life.

Westchester consists of 19 towns, 6 cities, and 23 villages, covering more than 450 square miles. It’s also one of the most centrally positioned counties in New York’s metropolitan area, making it a hub for many travelers. Throughout his career, Mr. Shapiro has had the opportunity to work with various clients from this region, in various court rooms.

He has assisted individuals in navigating the County court rooms of Westchester, whether they’re approaching the Supreme, or Family courts. His familiarity with the region, it’s court rooms, and the family law landscape has made Mr. Shapiro a valuable resource for his clients. He offers unique insights into everything from court decision processes to the nuances affecting family law for New York residents.

A Long-Term Advocate for Family Law Mediation

Mr. Shapiro’s history as a family law attorney and divorce lawyer has given him a unique insight into the benefits mediation can offer. Initially, when he was admitted to the New York State Bar more than 20 years ago, in 1999, he focused almost exclusively on negotiation and litigation, predominantly in the foreclosure, landlord/tenant, real estate, then criminal defense law. He earned his experience working with a range of firms, before discovering his true passion for family law, working with the Assigned Panel of Suffolk County beginning in 2004.

Soon after, Mr. Shapiro launched his own law office, first in Suffolk County, then in the Nassau County Jericho region. From here, he assisted clients with all of the aspects of family law, from dealing with orders of protection, to arranging custody agreements.

His time in the legal landscape allowed him to explore various methods of dispute resolution, and discover their benefits compared with traditional litigation. He went on to offer collaborative law, negotiation, and even mediation services to his range of clients.

For more than a decade now, Mr. Shapiro has offered divorce mediation services to his New York clients, combining his knowledge of family law, with extensive training. Since then, his belief in the power of divorce mediation has grown, as he has seen countless couples navigate the divorce process with this negotiation-focused method.

Flexible, Comprehensive Westchester Mediation

Over the years, Mr. Shapiro has committed to delivering flexible and bespoke solutions for family law management to couples across the New York State region. The rise of digital tools like Zoom and the ability to e-file uncontested divorce papers with the court ensures he can serve people from all over the landscape, regardless of where they may call home.

From his office in Nassau County, Mr. Shapiro can offer a nearby and convenient environment for in-person mediation interactions. However, he also ensures those who might struggle to travel to a specific location for their sessions can still access his assistance from the comfort of their own home.

During the pandemic, Mr. Shapiro discovered the advantage of offering his clients a flexible approach to their needs, with virtual sessions hosted through Zoom. What’s more, Mr. Shapiro ensures clients can continue to access the same end-to-end support they need, regardless of the route they choose.

His bespoke approach to family law mediation involves the use of various mediation strategies. Thanks to his experience as a family law attorney, Mr. Shapiro can use evaluative mediation techniques to highlight the possible strengths and weaknesses of every case to his clients, helping them to discover opportunities for effective compromise.

His experience working one-on-one with clients means he can leverage interest-based negotiation techniques to ensure every client feels heard and understood when it comes to addressing their priorities. Additionally, he excels in using facilitative mediation strategies, such as open-ended questioning, to ensure in-depth productive discussions.

Your Westchester County Divorce Mediator

Though Mr. Shapiro continues to serve clients throughout New York as a family law attorney today, he also believes mediation is a powerful tool for many couples. It can offer a faster, more painless, and more cost-effective approach to the divorce process for some parties. His office has seen plenty of evidence that couples can negotiate the outcomes of their divorce with the help of the right mediator, minimizing the input of the courts.

Today, Mr. Shapiro’s flexible approach to family law mediation ensures everyone in Westchester County, as well as the surrounding regions of New York State, can benefit from mediation. He believes in offering bespoke and comprehensive services that appeal to everyone, regardless of whether they’re looking for an in-person or virtual approach.

If you’re searching for a divorce mediator with local knowledge, legal expertise, and a strong belief in the power of mediation, Mr. Shapiro could be the ideal solution or you. To find out more, couples can contact Mr. Shapiro’s office using the contact form on this website, or reach out over the phone to arrange an initial consultation for themselves and their partner.

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