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Plainview There are numerous complex reasons why the area of family law may be considered as more complex and emotionally exhausting than other legal processes. Primarily, the nature of family means that disputes will push attorneys to search for the perfect approach to delicate situations. Often, this means not only providing excellent and unparalleled professional knowledge, but also being able to exhibit understanding and sensitivity in difficult circumstances. Darren M. Shapiro is an attorney with plenty of experience and knowledge in working within the field of family law. After over fifteen years of honing his skills, he has provide himself as capable of consistently providing the optimum quality in representing his clients. As a result, Mr. Shapiro always offers expert guidance and personally adjusted knowledge to those in need of local expertise. For residents of Plainview, New York, Darren provides an easy-access source of skillful assistance regarding matrimonial cases and family law.

Nassau County residents that reside in Plainview can use our office as a resource for their Divorce, Mediation, Orders of Protection, Child Custody, Child Support, Maintenance, Name Changes, Adoptions and other family law needs. As with any aspect of the legal process, it is important for any client to feel comfortable that their case will be considered with complete discretion. Residents of Plainview can access a safe and secure environment, which they might choose to use in meeting with ex-partners in order to come to amicable terms over a divorce settlement. Our office also provides individuals with the option to approach divorce through uncontested grounds, with the help of professional mediation.

We recognize that every case in family law comes with its own personal circumstances, and some can be more sensitive than others. However, Mr. Shapiro works to ensure that no matter what the circumstances may be, all clients will be given the professional representation and help that they need. Matters regarding family law, such as child custody, divorce and other issues, are very rarely simple, but many find that the right attorney can help to transform a complex situation into a manageable course of action.

Family Law in Plainview

Plainview is recognized as a census-designated place and hamlet located towards the Northern shore of Long Island, within Oyster Bay. As of 2010, the population of Plainview was recorded to be at 26,217 people, including 8,936 households, out of which 36.5% had children living with them under the age of eighteen. In 2010, 73% of the residents on Plainview were married couples, and only 16.3% of households were made up of people living alone. According to further information found at city-data.com, the current statistics show that only 65.1% of the population are now married, and 5.4% are divorced.

Though Mr. Shapiro has been practicing law throughout New York City and various areas of Long Island for a number of years now, he has found that his largest volume of divorce cases typically come from the area of Nassau County.

It's important to recognize that no matter where someone may live, divorce is always a possibility for individuals in a legally binding relationship. No matter how hard a couple tries to make a difficult situation work, there will always be circumstances wherein divorce is simply the best course of action. If a couple needs to separate, either for agreeable reasons, or because they have drifted apart on bad terms, they will need access to assistance and guidance to get them through the process with as little pain as possible, and that's where Mr. Darren Shapiro comes in.

Dealing with a Divorce Properly

When a marriage comes to an end, both of the parties that are involved can easily find that they struggle with the experience, as it can involve a lot of emotional involvement, and a great deal of work. Even if the couple chose to break up on mutual terms, losing a serious relationship can have a serious impact on the way that a person feels and behaves in day to day life. Because of this, it is crucial to have an attorney nearby who can help to assess your needs, and guide you towards the outcomes most applicable to your best interests.

Sometimes, you might find that your best option is to deal with your divorce in a contest-free manner, through professional mediation. Mr. Shapiro's training in mediation has made him a suitable candidate when it comes to assisting partners to come to mutual agreements about the direction of their divorce. On the other hand, you may feel that it is more suitable to seek out individual representation, and Mr. Shapiro can help you here as well, by working to protect your best interests and educating you on matters such as maintenance, spousal support, and the equitable distribution of assets.

Though divorce can be stressful in any circumstances, the process can become much more complicated when children are involved. Part of the reason for this is that attorneys and clients must come together to discuss numerous matters, including child visitation, child support, custody and so on. Fortunately, Darren has years of experience dealing effectively with these issues, and can help you come to terms with even the most complex matters.

Darren will also work to avoid the strain of litigation whenever possible. However, it is important for all clients to recognize that in some situations, litigation will be completely necessary. Fortunately, regardless of the circumstances, Mr. Darren Shapiro will work tirelessly alongside his clients to fight their corner and ensure they have the best chance of receiving the results they need.

Getting Guidance

Much to the convenience of our clients, our office is located in Nassau County, only three miles away from the Supreme and Family courts - both of which Mr. Shapiro has worked with extensively and become deeply familiar with. Using his experience, knowledge and expertise, Mr. Shapiro will guide you through the hurdles of your divorce or family law procedure.

Visit our blog at: www.longislandfamilylawandmediation.com to find out more about family law, or read the testimonials that we have gathered from previous clients. If you find that you have any questions to ask, or you would simply like to get in touch to arrange your free consultation, please contact us via telephone at: (516) 333-6555 or fill out our contact forms. It would be our pleasure to speak with you.

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