Darren M. Shapiro, Esq. has over fifteen years of experience as an attorney, and began practicing law in Nassau County immediately after being admitted to the New York State Bar. Prior to opening up his own practice, Darren gained experience as an associate at a number of different firms, including three different Nassau County practices. Darren represents his clients in a professional manner while being sensitive to their needs through their most difficult times dealing with divorce or family law matters. His rates are reasonable and he gives his clients honest advise, friendliness and compassion.
The Law Office of Darren M. Shapiro is located in the City of Jericho in Nassau County, New York. It is a short ride away from Long Beach, New York and less than three miles away from the Nassau County Supreme Court and Nassau County Family Court. Long Beach is well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches, recreational and cultural activities as well as its family oriented environment. Long Beach has created a family fun oriented atmosphere with its many activities and community events. It is no wonder why it may be perceived to be a contributing factor to its high marriage rate amongst the population in Long Beach. According to city-data.com, in 2013, 41.1 percent of the population in Long Beach were married, 2.6 percent were separated, while 11.2 percent of the population were divorced.
Our office manages many cases throughout Long Island and the New York City area, however; our highest volume of casework is in Nassau County and heard in the Nassau County Supreme Court and Family Court. Most parties that reside in Long Beach, New York would deal with their cases in the Nassau County courts. As a result of the high caseload, we are acquainted with the practices and courtrooms in both locations.
The Law Office of Darren M. Shapiro not only handles divorce cases and family cases for those who seek to be separated, divorced or have family issues, we also handle pre-nuptial agreements for those individuals getting married and post-nuptial agreements for those individuals who are already married. Many people do not realize that a post-nuptial agreement can help sustain a happy and healthy relationship and in some cases, it is used for married couples that need to address insecurity about what might happen if they divorce. Post-nuptial agreements are like pre-nuptial agreements except it is entered into after the marriage has taken place. Post-nuptial agreements and pre-nuptial agreements are in place to assist couples to improve and preserve their marriage or provide peace of mind for that just in case moment. A post-nuptial or pre-nuptial agreement allows the couple to generate an agreement that suits them both in a secure atmosphere. Long Beach, New York clients are always welcome to visit our Nassau County office for a consultation or they may call. These agreements can help reduce ill feelings that can corrode any relationship whether the couple lives in beautiful Long Beach, New York or any other Nassau County or New York location.
Long Beach residents seeking an attorney that can handle their case with discretion and fight for their best interest should call our office to set up an appointment. Our office has dealt with an array of cases such as matrimonial and family law issues. Aside from pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, we handle mediation, collaborative law, contested and uncontested divorces. Whether you are looking for an attorney to represent you, or to work with you and your spouse for a divorce proceeding, Darren M. Shapiro is also a certified mediator that can help you settle your case in a professional, courteous and caring manner.
Long Beach does not have a high divorce rate, however; that does not mean there are couples or individuals who feel a divorce may be in their best interest to end an unhappy marriage. Couples who proceed with a divorce need to discuss many issues such as spousal support, maintenance (formerly known as alimony), and equitable distribution of marital assets amongst other things. You need to hire an attorney with experience in matrimonial proceedings. Darren Shapiro knows how important and at times traumatic these matters can be. He can help assist you through this process. Although the divorce process itself can be difficult and unfortunate, many of our clients tend to take a different outlook on the process and consider it a new chapter in their lives and an opportunity to change their lives for the better. Darren makes every attempt to settle cases out of court and without high litigation costs. Our office encourages and strives to provide our clients with every opportunity to settle their case. If court intervention is necessary, know that the right attorney is on your side and Darren will litigate aggressively to obtain the best possible result for you.
Children of married couples proceeding with a divorce experience many emotions. Some children cannot handle the process and become devastated while others are happier because there is less fighting within the home. The stress of a failing marriage can do a lot of damage not only to the individuals within the marriage but to the child as well. This is why some couples choose to proceed with a divorce. In some cases, children who must deal with a parent’s divorce are happier simply because they now have an opportunity to gain a healthier relationship with their parents. Darren can help parents or married couples without children deal with these difficult times. He offers the opportunity for you to prepare for your new life.
There are some cases in which further action must be taken regarding child support, custody and visitation (parenting time). Darren has many years of experience dealing with these types of issues as well as family offense proceedings (orders of protection cases), modification and enforcement actions, abuse and neglect or child protective proceedings. Darren is able to assist you in your case no matter what process you select. As a litigator, trained and certified mediator, and trained and certified collaborative divorce attorney, he has the ability to guide you throughout your case and discuss choices of venues, courts, as well as the different routes available.
Please contact our office to set up your free 30 minute in office or phone consultation. To find out more about Darren M. Shapiro or to hear the advice from an experienced Nassau County Lawyer and Mediator, please contact him via e-mail or visit our blog at www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com. You can also reach us by phone at (516) 333-6555. Darren M. Shapiro is the right choice for many people. We encourage you to read our testimonials from happy clients who have received the best possible outcome in their case. We look forward to speaking with you and assisting you with your case.