Northport, in Suffolk County, New York, is a charming maritime village that can be found on Long Island, within the town of Huntington. The location is known primarily for its historic atmosphere, including the Victorian village center that still features trolley rails from streetcars that have long since been abandoned. Over the years, the population of Northport has continued to grow, as the delightful area draws in new families, individuals, and couples alike. However, it's important to remember that wherever you live, there's always the chance that something will happen outside of your control, that forces you to seek legal assistance. While the crime rates in Northport are significantly below average, not all crimes or problems occur as acts of random violence or theft - some involve family members and loved ones, which can make them the most emotionally-charged legal issues to deal with.
Family law, also known as matrimonial law, is an area that deals with domestic relationships and family matters, including:
- Orders of Protection
- Child neglect
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Divorce and Equitable Distribution
These are just some of the situations that Mr. Darren M. Shapiro helps clients to navigate in his position as a Long Island family lawyer, collaborative attorney, and trained mediator. From his convenient location in Nassau County, at 99 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 300K, Jericho, New York 11753, Mr. Shapiro has assisted numerous individuals in the pursuit of their best interests regarding cases of matrimonial and family law. The office, which can be found by taking exit forty on the Long Island expressway, or exit thirty-four on the Northern State Parkway, is equipped with the professional guidance and comfort that clients need when dealing with the naturally emotional and complicated aspects of family law. For residents of Northport, and Suffolk County or Nassau County, Long Island Mr. Shapiro's friendly and genuine advice, generated over more than fifteen years of experience practicing law since January 1999, can be a crucial asset to overall peace of mind.
According to Wikipedia, the census of 2010 reported a total of 7,753 people living within Northport, which could be further designated into 2,995 households, and 2,074 families. Of the households in question, 33.2% had children under the age of 18 present, and 59.8% were made up of married couples living together. Further information from statisticalatlas.com, and city-data.com found that the percentage of married people in Northport is currently in the region of 57.2%, while the number of divorced people is 11.2%, and the number of separated individuals is 1.4%. Though these statistics are similar to the family statistics associated with most areas across New York, they go to show how common matters of family law can be. The knowledge that a trained expert is nearby to help manage any issues that might arise, can be something of a comfort to people when disaster does strike.
For Mr. Darren. M. Shapiro, practice in family law is about more than simply using the law to assess information and advise clients on their legal rights, it's also about actively helping someone through one of the most stressful experiences they may ever need to deal with. When managing the strain of family law, it's always good to know you have support by your side. Whether your issue is capable of benefitting from negotiation tactics such as mediation or collaborative law, or you are dealing with a situation that requires aggressive litigation, Mr. Shapiro is ready and equipped to handle all of your legal needs, with years of experience in every segment, from custody and visitation, to the division of marital assets.
For residents of Northport, Suffolk County, most cases will take place in the Family or Supreme courts of Suffolk County - a location which is also conveniently situated close to Mr. Shapiro's legal office. Mr. Shapiro's in-depth understanding and familiarity with these court rooms can make him the perfect ally to have when addressing the complexities of any case, as he is able to offer insight and advice into the steps that are available for his clients, and the possible routes they may be able to choose from. In the case of matrimonial matters, such as annulments, divorce, post-judgment divorce, and legal separation, the Suffolk County Supreme Court will handle cases, either at 235 Griffing Avenue, Riverhead, New York, 11901, or at 400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, New York, 11772. Alternatively, matters that regard wider family relationships, such as issues of abuse or neglect, paternity, parenting time, and visitation, or child and spousal support, are heard at the Suffolk County Family Court, either at 889 E. Main Street, Riverhead, New York, 11901, or at the same building in 400 Carleton Avenue Central Islip, New York.
Wherever you need to go to address the details of your case, you will find that Mr. Darren Shapiro can provide information and guidance about the specifics of your legal process, and what you can expect as you move from one step to the next. Because legal cases are frequently a worrying concept to have to deal with, having that extra support can be essential in remaining calm during a largely frustrating experience. This is particularly true in cases of family law wherein emotions are naturally running high. Keeping your feelings in check during a family law case can be very important, as chaotic emotions can often lead to bad decisions and exacerbated problems. Mr. Shapiro's friendly advice and guidance will help you to stay on track during the course of your legal proceeding, and focus on achieving the outcome that appeals to your best interests.
We encourage residents of Northport, Suffolk County, as well as those located nearby Nassau County and throughout Long Island, to contact our office and speak with Mr. Darren Shapiro regarding your free initial consultation. Discussing your legal case can help you to gain a better insight into the sort of support you need, and put you on the right track to a brighter future. You can call at (516) 333-6555, or get in touch online to set up a free initial consultation.