Darren M. Shapiro, Esq. began practicing law in Nassau County in January 1999, over fifteen years ago, immediately after being admitted to the New York State Bar. Our office is conveniently located in Nassau County, New York in the City of Jericho. The building is situated on Jericho Turnpike right off of Exit 40 off of the Long Island Expressway or moments away from Exit 34 of the Northern State Parkway. This office handles Nassau County divorce and family law mediations in our spacious conference room.
This firm represents clients with matrimonial cases in the Nassau County Supreme Court. Legal separations, divorce and post judgment divorce cases are among our most frequent matters dealt with at the Supreme Court. Nassau County Supreme Court is located at 100 Supreme Court Drive Mineola, New York 11501. The Matrimonial Center, which is part of the Nassau County Supreme Court, address is 400 County Seat Drive Mineola, New York 11501. There are Judicial Hearing Officers, Special Referees, and Supreme Court Justices that preside over cases at the Matrimonial Center which has all of the dedicated Matrimonial Parts in Nassau County. The Model Custody part is located at the Matrimonial Center at the Nassau County Supreme Court. The Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C. is less than five miles away from the Nassau County Supreme Court.
Darren M. Shapiro, Esq. provides diligent representation at reasonable rates for divorce and family law issues as a lawyer or mediator. His honest advice, friendliness, zeal and years of practice in Nassau County and Long Island in the areas of matrimonial and family law make the Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C. the right choice for many people. We provide effective assistance for divorce, legal separations, parenting time disputes, child custody cases, child support, order of protection and other family law issues.
The Nassau County Family Court is located at 1200 Old Country Road Westbury, New York 11590 and handles cases involving children and families (but not divorce, separation or annulment). Cases that can be heard at the Nassau County Family Court include: child custody and visitation (parenting time); child support; paternity; family offense proceedings (orders of protection cases); guardianship; adoptions; juvenile delinquency; abuse, neglect, termination of parental rights, foster care placement and spousal support. We are less than three miles and minutes away from the Nassau County Family Court.
Although we handle cases all around the Long Island and New York City area, currently our highest volume of casework is in the Nassau County Supreme Court and the Nassau County Family Court. Accordingly we are familiar with most of the practices and courtrooms in both of these locations as compared to other counties. In many cases there can be a choice as to whether to bring a case in the Family Court or Supreme Court and even which County in which to file the case. For example, most of the times, after a divorce, the Supreme Court or the Family Court would have concurrent jurisdiction to deal with future matters involving child custody and parenting time, maintenance and child support. There are nuances particular to each court which we can discuss with our clients. In a contested case, the initiating party may choose to file it in any County that one of the parties resides. Sometimes, the initiating party in a matrimonial proceeding may choose to file the case in a County in which neither party resides for various reasons such as the possibility of a faster turnaround time from filing to Judgment. If venue is not disputed then the case can proceed in the county designated by the Plaintiff.
Darren M. Shapiro, Esq. began his legal career in 1999 working as an associate in a Nassau County Office. He gained experience as an associate at three different Nassau County Law firms before opening up his own practice. He is patient listener that is there to try to resolve your case in the best possible way for you as quickly as possible. This office can talk to you about choices of courts, venues, types of proceedings and the advantages or disadvantages of the different routes available. Since Darren M. Shapiro, Esq. is a litigator, trained and certified mediator, and trained and certified collaborative divorce lawyer he has the tools to assist you in your case no matter what process is selected. Although we remain ever vigilant for the opportunity to settle cases in the best way for our clients, we will fight to protect your interests.
For an experienced Nassau County Lawyer and Mediator call for your free initial consultation. Mediating couples are invited to come together for a half hour free consultation. Individuals that need and want the advice of an attorney should call for their free in office or phone consultation. We look forward to hearing from you. It would be our pleasure to speak with you about the case.