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Patchogue, Suffolk County, New York The term "family law" refers to perhaps the most emotionally turbulent and complex area of the law, which deals with everything from domestic relationships, to rules surrounding adoption, property settlements, child visitation, parenting time, custody, orders of protection and even maintenance, spousal or child support. One of the most important factors that all aspects of family law have in common, is the fact that they connect with some degree of relationship, whether it's the relationship between parent and child, spouses, or ex-spouses. The consistent presence of relationships can mean that the individuals, be they from Patchogue, Suffolk County, New York or elsewhere in Queens or on Long Island, involved within a family law case quickly discover that their emotions get the better of them - making it all important to access the help of a trained and experienced professional - who is able to keep a cool head, and focus on pursuing the best interests of his clients.

Consider divorce for instance. In New York, although less than the national average, many marriages do end in divorce, and the percentage grows in the case of individuals partaking in a second marriage. While that doesn't necessarily mean that all marriages end in divorce, it does mean that it's important to know that you have someone you can turn to for assistance when relationships fall apart. More people than you might expect end up seeking the help of a matrimonial or family lawyer, for one reason or another. In fact, in Suffolk County alone, approximately 8% of residents traditionally consider some form of divorce procedure - whether that process is completed through litigation, settlement negotiations, collaborative law, or mediation. The Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, PC has the experienced and tools to handle cases that are proceeding utilizing any of these different processes.

Patchogue is a village found upon the southern shore of Long Island, within Suffolk County, New York. Part of the town of Brookhaven, Patchogue adjoins to the Great South Bay, and is officially regarded to be an incorporated village. According to the census conducted, and information provided on Wikipedia, in 2000, there were 11,919 people, or 4,636 households within the village. Of those households, around 29.5% had children living with them under the age of 18. What's more, 40.3% were married couples living together, and 13.4% included a female householder with no present husband. 31.8% of households were made up of individuals. Further information from citydata.com has reported that now, 41.1% of residents have never been married, while only a small percentage 37.3% are married, and a huge number of people 12.8% are divorced.

Obviously, we can learn quite a lot about the state of marriage in Patchogue, both past and present - by looking at the relevant data as it changes across the years. However, it's important to remember that issues of family law may work their way into your life regardless of where you choose to live. While it is fair to suggest that some areas of Long Island and New York have lower or higher numbers surrounding their divorce statistics, this doesn’t mean that your choice of where to live will damage your marriage in some way. The residents in Patchogue are just the same as the residents of anywhere else in New York and Long Island, in that they all have a good chance that they may need to seek the help of a family lawyer at some point during their lives. The commonplace nature of family law issues underlines just how important it is to know that you have a welcoming and friendly option for guidance and professional assistance nearby.

Mr. Darren M. Shapiro's office of mediation and law is located conveniently at Suite 300-G, at 99 Jericho Turnpike Jericho, New York, 11753 - a short distance away from both the Long Island or Queens Supreme Courts and Family courts, and Patchogue itself. From his useful and comfortable office, Mr. Shapiro is ready and fully equipped to assist any individual with a range of family law issues - regardless of the complexities that might surround their unique circumstances. Because the standard issues of family divorce extend far beyond the more common aspects of divorce, into masters such as child visitation and custody agreements, and matters of support that may be settled through collaborative process or mediation, Mr. Shapiro will discuss the details of each case in depth with his potential clients, giving them all of the information they may need to know in order to make an informed decision about how they want to handle their case, which courts they might visit, and the processes available to them.

In Mr. Shapiro's case, he has found that a large number of couples have chosen to pursue the cost and time-effective solution of mediation when dealing with a wide range of different family law concerns. Mediation can present a lucrative option for couples - particularly when children are involved, as mediation often presents a more amicable solution to individuals than the discomfort and stress provided by litigation. However, the fact that each case is different, and that each comes with circumstances that might determine which course of action is best for any individual, means that Mr. Shapiro is ready to tackle a case regardless of which process his client's choose. However the individuals and couples within Patchogue choose to address issues of family law, it can be helpful to know that professionals like Mr. Shapiro are located nearby, ready to help you navigate the process of your legal procedure with expertise. From answering the questions that you're bound to have about your particular case, to ensuring that you're well prepared for each step of the legal process, Mr. Shapiro has been helping clients since he was first admitted to the New York State Bar at the beginning of1999.

If you are interested in learning more about the support and guidance that can be offered to residents of Patchogue, and the people nearby, you can schedule an appointment to meet at the office which is close by exit 34 on the Northern State Parkway, or exit 40 on the Long Island Expressway. Alternatively, pick up the phone at call (516) 333-6555, or fill out our useful online form. From his welcoming and friendly office, Mr. Shapiro offers guidance and reasonable rates for all of his clients.

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