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Online Divorce Mediation in Brooklyn: In-Person and Virtual Solutions

Discussion Table The end of a marriage is always difficult to navigate. Cutting ties with your spouse doesn’t just create emotional turmoil, it presents a host of other challenges to overcome too. Before you can both move on with your separate lives, you need to agree how you’re going to distribute assets, manage maintenance payments, and even deals with issues like child custody.

As a matrimonial and family law attorney, Mr. Darren Shapiro has helped Brooklyn (Kings County) residents navigate the nuances of divorce inside of the court rooms for years. He’s still dedicated to providing clients, other than ones in which he was their neutral mediator, with comprehensive litigation support if a case goes in that direction. However, he has also witnessed the benefits and positive outcomes of divorce mediation.

In today’s modern world, Mr. Shapiro offers Brooklyn residents flexible access to mediation both in-person and over Zoom, ensuring they can access the guidance they need in a manner that suits them. His virtual and in-person mediation options are suitable for residents all over New York and Long Island, providing easy access to Mr. Shapiro’s experience in the divorce space, as well as his knowledge of the New York legal landscape.

Here are some of the reasons you may choose Mr. Shapiro as your Brooklyn (Kings County) divorce mediator.

Divorce Mediation Services in Brooklyn (Kings County)

Situated on Long Island’s western edge, Brooklyn (alongside Kings County) is a fantastic borough of New York City. It’s an area Mr. Shapiro is deeply familiar with, as a resident of Suffolk County, with a convenient office location in the Jericho, Nassau County region.

Brooklyn is the second most densely populated city in the US, with more than 2.7 million residents, according to the Census of 2020. It shares a border with Queens, and connects via the Verrazzano-Narrows bridge with Staten Island.

As a hub of community spirit, Brooklyn is brimming with culture and life, attracting individuals, couples, and families from around the globe. During his time as a mediator and family law attorney, Mr. Shapiro has had an opportunity to deliver support to countless couples from Brooklyn, both through online divorce mediation, which is digital or virtual and in-person mediation, and litigation sessions.

He has experienced the challenges of the Supreme Courthouse on Adams Street, helping clients handle their divorce cases. He has also represented the interests of clients in the Family Court of New York, in regard to issues related to child support, child custody, and orders of protection.

This extensive experience in the region, and throughout New York, ensures Mr. Shapiro can offer unique guidance and insights to every client he works with.

A Strong Advocate of Divorce Mediation

Mr. Shapiro first began his journey into the world of New York law after being admitted to the State Bar in 1999. He worked for a few different firms during the first five years of his career, before joining the Assigned Panel of Suffolk County. His work here ignited a passion for assisting clients with the complexities of family law, pushing him to create his own private family law practice.

After launching his divorce and family law practice in Nassau County, he began exploring different forms of alternate dispute resolution, taking courses, and investing in training to hone his mediation skills. He learned mediation offered a reliable and powerful way for couples to negotiate on the terms of their divorce, and find amicable outcomes.

Though he continues to offer support with litigation, he began offering mediation services as an additional option in 2012. Since then, Mr. Shapiro’s experience in the mediation field has further been strengthened by his insights into the value it could offer his clients. This is why he has committed to ensuring every resident of New York and Long Island, including those in Brooklyn, can access the mediation services they need, in a way that suits them.

Flexible and Comprehensive Mediation

The evolving nature of the world in recent years highlighted a growing demand among Mr. Shapiro’s clients for more flexible mediation solutions. Though he still offers in-person mediation sessions from his office in Jericho County, he also ensures clients have the option to avoid the commute, and manage sessions from the comfort of their own home.

Virtual sessions hosted over Zoom ensure clients across New York and Long Island can mitigate common travel issues, and arrange their mediation process around their schedule. Mr. Shapiro also offers clients an option to combine virtual and in-person sessions.

Most importantly, Mr. Shapiro’s office promises a comprehensive approach, helping clients through every stage of their journey, from initial negotiations to preparing agreements for e-filing. He even uses a variety of methods to support streamlined negotiation sessions.

For instance, to encourage long-lasting resolutions, he can use facilitative mediation strategies, using open-ended questions to facilitate productive communication. With evaluative mediation strategies, he can draw on his knowledge in the family law landscape, offering insights into the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s case, so they can avoid complexities with the courts.

Through interest-based negotiation tactics, Mr. Shapiro also consistently ensures both parties can identify their needs and priorities clearly, leading to more effective discussions. In many instances, Mr. Shapiro will combine various methods in different ways to pursue the right outcomes.

Find Your Dedicated Divorce Mediator in Brooklyn

Though the divorce mediation process is often simpler than litigation, there are still various challenges to address. Working with a reliable, and convenient divorce mediator will help to ensure you can achieve the best outcomes for your case.

Mr Shapiro’s knowledge of the mediation landscape, Brooklyn, and the legal space makes him a valuable resource for residents of Brooklyn ready to take the next step towards their new lives. If you believe divorce mediation might be right for you and your partner, you can reach out to Mr. Shapiro’s office via the contact form or phone number listed on this website.

We’ll work with you to arrange an initial consultation, in-person, or over Zoom, for you and your spouse.

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