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Orange County NY In-Person and Virtual Mediation

Virtual Mediation Divorce is something no couple wants to think about. However, relationships don’t always go according to plan. Over time, people, and their priorities change, sometimes driving couples apart. In this situation, divorce can sometimes be crucial to ensuring two people can take their own separate paths in life. However, that doesn’t mean couples don’t have options.

While some residents of Orange County, New York, may find the traditional litigation route is best-suited to their needs, others could benefit from exploring alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation. Mr. Darren Shapiro, working as both a family lawyer and divorce mediator, can offer a range of options to his clients, including both virtual and in-person divorce mediation.

If you believe a virtual divorce mediation strategy could be the ideal way to reduce the stress of your divorce process, and give you the convenient solution you’re searching for, here are some of the reasons why you might consider working with Mr. Shapiro.

Local, Convenient Support for Orange County Residents

For residents of the beautiful Orange County, New York region, working with a mediator that’s close to home is often essential. Home to more than 400,000 residents, Orange County, NY is a place brimming with life and energy, home to many cultural hotspots and open spaces.

Mr. Shapiro is deeply familiar with the impressive region and history of Orange County, growing up next door to this location, in New City, New York. Now living in Long Island, where he first began his legal career as a New York Attorney, Mr. Shapiro remembers his time growing up in Rockland County, right next door to Orange.

Over the years, he has had many opportunities to explore the region, and has represented clients in the the area. This means he can offer residents of Orange County more than just local support. He can also offer insights into the legal landscape, providing a behind-the-scenes view of how the courts of New York State operate.

Whether working with clients in-person, from his office in Jericho County, or interacting with them through Zoom and other virtual channels, Mr. Shapiro can offer a unique level of guidance. His compassionate approach and expertise make him a valuable choice Orange County and New York State residents, wherever they are from in New York.

Advocating for Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mr Shapiro has spent about two decades serving as a family law attorney for New York residents. As such, he understands the importance of the litigation process, and how valuable it can be in some cases. There are situations in which litigation can be the only reliable route for settling a divorce disagreement, or managing child custody agreements.

However, since his admittance to the State Bar of New York in 1999, Mr. Shapiro has also had an opportunity to explore the benefits of alternative dispute resolution for family law cases. When he first entered his profession, Mr. Shapiro worked with numerous firms across New York and Long Island, before eventually joining the Suffolk County Assigned Panel.

He went on to open his own law office in 2004, and discover his passion for the family law niche. He began exploring various ways in which he could help his clients navigate the complex landscape of divorce, eventually discovering the benefits of mediation for himself.

Following extensive training, Mr. Shapiro began to offer divorce mediation services to his clients, initially offering support in-person, with face-to-face sessions. However, during the pandemic, when the legal landscape began to digitally transform, Mr. Shapiro discovered the benefits of offering virtual divorce mediation solutions to those who couldn’t attend his office in-person.

Today, Mr. Shapiro can offer flexible mediation support to clients throughout New York and Long Island, including residents in Orange County. This ensures people from all over the region can access a more comfortable and convenient way to explore mediation services.

Mediation Sessions Tailored to Client Needs

From the moment his office began offering mediation services to family law clients, Mr. Shapiro has focused on delivering a comprehensive, and versatile service. His office can guide clients through each stage of the mediation process, from the initial discussions about critical concerns like equitable distribution, to the point of e-filing uncontested divorce papers.

For each couple, Mr. Shapiro tailors his approach to mediation, drawing on the various strategies he has learned throughout the years. His knowledge of the legal landscape makes him a valuable resource for evaluative mediation sessions, as he can offer insights into the court’s approach to settling matters regarding parenting time, maintenance, and more.

Often, Mr. Shapiro also draws on facilitative mediation techniques, such as open-ended questions, designed to improve the flow of conversations, and allow for valuable discussions of priorities and concerns. Interest-based negotiation techniques also ensure Mr. Shapiro can give his clients an environment where everyone feels their needs are being heard and understood.

In all cases, Mr. Shapiro’s focus as a mediator is on acting as a valuable objective party during divorce discussions, guiding both sides of a couple towards the outcomes they need. Whether clients work with Mr. Shapiro face-to-face, or prefer to communicate from the comfort of their own home via Zoom, Mr. Shapiro can adapt to their specific requirements.

Orange County, NY, Mediation Services

The years Mr. Shapiro has spent as both a dedicated divorce mediator and passionate family law attorney have given him a unique view of the landscape. Though he knows the value of litigation, he believes that mediation can be a powerful resource for couples who want to avoid the stress of presenting cases in court. Now that it’s possible for Mr. Shapiro to offer his services online, and file documents with the court over the web, he can support a huge selection of clients.

Regardless of whether you’re located close to Mr. Shapiro’s physical office, or you’re situated in Orange County, and want to conduct mediation sessions from home, Mr. Shapiro can provide a service to suit you. If you believe mediation might be suitable for your needs, you can reach out to Mr. Shapiro and his team via the contact form on this website.

Alternatively, you can get in touch over the phone to arrange an initial consultation with yourself and your partner, according to your schedule.

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
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