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Marriage is a commitment, not just to love someone, but to share your life with them for as long as you remain bound in matrimony. When you choose to part ways with your partner, it’s not just emotionally complex, but there are legal items to sort through as well. After all, you need to determine how you can fairly unravel the parts of your life you’ve joined together over the years. Marriage, in New York, is after all legally a financial partnership, in theory.

While there are various ways to approach a divorce, the easiest option for most is often working with a divorce mediator, like Darren M. Shapiro, whether virtually by Zoom mediations or coming to his office. A New York City divorce mediator can offer more than just guidance and expertise, they can also assist in ensuring you and your partner both feel comfortable with the outcomes you arrange together.

As a local professional in New York City, Mr. Shapiro has acted as both a divorce mediator and family law attorney for countless clients throughout Nassau County, New York, Long Island and around New York state. His practice has supported couples in every New York City district, from Staten Island (Richmond County) to Bronx County, Queens County, Manhattan, and Brooklyn (Kings County).

New York City Divorce Mediation

The Big Apple, New York City, is the largest city in the United States, home to more than 8.8 million people. Consisting of five unique boroughs, New York City is a hub of diversity, known for everything from its culture to high-end tech, and entertainment.

As one of the most significant cities in the world, New York has contributed to the evolution of various industries, from science and education to sports and politics. It’s even the home of the United Nations, acting as a crucial environment for diplomacy.

Mr. Shapiro is a resident of Suffolk County, with an office in Nassau County committed to serving the citizens of both New York, and Long Island. Throughout the years, he has offered divorce litigation and mediation services to various couples ready to start their new journey, apart from the spouse.

Here are some of the reasons New York City residents may choose to work with Mr. Shapiro as their dedicated divorce mediator.

A History in Long Island and New York

After being admitted to the New York State bar in 1999, Mr. Shapiro originally built his own practice around serving the residents of the various boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and the surrounding areas. This region has been crucial to his career, offering opportunities to navigate various legal environments and court rooms.

Mr. Shapiro has done cases in the various Supreme Courts in New York City, located in the Bronx, Manhattan (New York County), Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn, working to settle, or litigate various cases related to divorce. At the Family Courts of New York City, he has assisted endless couples with cases connected to child support, child custody, family offense proceedings (order of protection cases) and more.

Mr. Shapiro’s intimate knowledge of these courts, and the environments they serve, has proven to be extremely valuable to his clients. He offers behind-the-scenes insights into the processes used by legal counsels, helping each client to prepare their case as effectively as possible.

Virtual and In-Person Mediation

Though in the past, many divorce mediation sessions were handled in-person, many modern clients find themselves searching for a more flexible approach. Mr. Shapiro’s office in Jericho County offers a welcoming environment for face-to-face sessions.

However, he can also provide virtual support to clients via channels like Zoom, to help accommodate the complex schedules of today’s couples. Virtual mediation sessions offer New York City residents the opportunity to access guidance and support from the comfort of their own homes.

This flexible approach ensures Mr. Shapiro’s office can cater to the needs of all residents in the New York City region, and throughout the entirety of the rest of New York State for that matter, regardless of their location.

Focus on Mediation and Family Law

Mr. Shapiro began his legal profession more than 20 years ago, in 1999, gaining experience with a few different Long Island law firms. In 2004 he began earning experience within the Assigned Counsel Panel of Suffolk County. From there, he honed his knowledge of family law, resolving to support clients dealing with this nuanced legal area.

In the years following, Mr. Shapiro continued to work with endless clients from different backgrounds, helping them to establish custody arrangements and resolve divorce disputes. In 2012, he began developing his own divorce mediation practice, to offer clients a fast, amicable, and effective way to address divorce concerns.

His deep knowledge of mediation and litigation has proven deeply useful to his clients in New York City, offering them a clear view of the litigation and court landscape.

Comprehensive Divorce Mediation Support

Mr. Shapiro understands every case and couple is different. This is why his office provides comprehensive, flexible services to suit the needs of every client. Mr. Shapiro can even offer mediation support to clients who have previously struggled to find success with litigation.

Through the years, he has utilized multiple mediation strategies to support clients, including methods such as:

  • Interest-based negotiation: Here, Mr. Shapiro focuses on addressing the needs and concerns of both parties, ensuring each side can identify their interests, and work together towards an amicable outcome that benefits everyone.
  • Evaluative mediation: In evaluative sessions, Mr. Shapiro can help examine the strengths and weaknesses of cases from a legal perspective, helping clients to understand the realities of their situation, and the opportunities available to them.
  • Facilitative mediation: In these sessions, Mr. Shapiro focuses on ensuring effective communication between the parties involved, using methods like open-ended questions to help explore potential solutions to pressing concerns.

In many cases, a variety and blend of approaches may be necessary, and Mr. Shapiro commits to ensuring the right service is offered to resolve cases as quickly as possible.

A Dedicated New York City Divorce Mediator

Mr. Shapiro is a strong advocate for the power of mediation in divorce cases. However, he also knows the process comes with various unique challenges to address. As a reputable and friendly source of support for all New York City couples, Mr. Shapiro strives to help every client navigate the nuances of the mediation landscape.

If you believe divorce mediation may be the right solution for you and your partner, you can contact Mr. Shapiro via a phone call, or through this website. You’ll be able to arrange a free initial consultation with your partner for up to 30 minutes.

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