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Queens County Darren M. Shapiro Esq. first began practicing law when he was admitted to the State Bar of New York in January of 1999. After gaining experience at a few Long Island and Queens County firms, Mr. Shapiro established his own family law practice when he began his own firm as a Matrimonial and Family attorney, working with clients throughout Queens County, New York State and Long Island. Conveniently located at 99 Jericho Turnpike in Nassau County, Darren Shapiro's law office can be found in Suite 300-G, Jericho, New York 11753 a short ride from Queens and the Queens County Family Court and Queens County Supreme Court.

New York is divided into four Appellate divisions. The County of Queens is located in a place known as the "2nd judicial department" - meaning that the case law associated with the second department is used for controlling Queens County family law and divorce cases. Darren Shapiro's firm represents clients in need of legal assistance regarding matrimonial cases within the Queens County Supreme court. The Queens Supreme Court manages post-judgment divorce cases, divorce, legal separations, and annulments, and is located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, New York.

Mr. Shapiro began focusing on the area of family law between the years of 2004 and 2005, centering his legal experience largely around this legal sphere when he opened his practice in 2005. Since then, Mr. Shapiro has focused on tirelessly developing his office to ensure that the representation he affords his clients is of the highest possible quality - throughout cases of separation, custody, divorce, and support. His extensive experience within family law has allowed Mr. Shapiro to foster a deep understanding of the complicated nuances involved in family issues. From matters regarding equitable distribution, to custody and visitation aspects that can lead to emotional rifts between people, Mr. Shapiro endeavors to help his client understand each available route on their journey to a result in their best interests. His honest advice, dedication, and friendliness are all aspects that help to define Mr. Darren Shapiro as the ideal option for many clients throughout Queens County. As such, he offers assistance for various family law issues at reasonable rates, from a conveniently placed location.

Although he has practiced law all across the regions of New York City and Long Island, the largest portion of the cases Mr. Shapiro deals with from his office tend to be taken from the 2nd judicial department. When it comes to handling Queens County collaborative law, divorces, and family law mediations from the comfort of a spacious conference room, Mr. Shapiro's expertise, and familiarity within the local courtroom areas and practices is incredibly useful to clients in need of guidance and assistance. Throughout his career, Mr. Shapiro has managed a wide variety of different and complicated cases within Queens County. Because his office is located in Nassau County - an area that conveniently borders Queens, it's only a short drive away from the Queens courts. Aside from Nassau County, Mr. Shapiro recognizes Suffolk and Queens to be the geographical areas from which he receives his highest current volume of cases. The office is a Long Island, New York City and surrounding area firm.

Something that Mr. Shapiro often advises his clients to keep in mind, when they hail from Queens and other boroughs of New York City, is that the court typically receives a significantly high number of cases, but only has limited judicial staff available. In Queens, and other counties, contested cases can take a long time to finalize, and expediting the hearing can be a viable option to push the case in front of a Judicial hearing officer - rather than a Queens Supreme Court justice. Mr. Shapiro supplies his clients the information that they need to consider alternative venues if speed is essential in a case.

During his time within the legal industry, Mr. Shapiro has handled cases across New York City and Long Island area and north of the City, allowing him to build a deep familiarity with both the courtrooms and practices of the family and supreme courts. In most cases, when a divorce is issued, the family court and supreme court will be given jurisdiction in dealing with future matters regarding child support, maintenance, parenting time and child custody. However, in matrimonial matters, the venue choice may be made by the party initiating the case. Whatever the correct course of action may be for your particular case, Darren M. Shapiro helps his clients to resolve their cases in the quickest, most efficient, and most beneficial way possible. In his office, he invites his clients to discuss the various choices available when it comes to presenting a case in front of a court, as well as the types of proceedings that may be pursued, and the advantages and disadvantages of each route. As a trained collaborative divorce attorney, experienced litigator, and certified mediator, Mr. Shapiro has the tools and ability to assist you with the complexities of your case, regardless of which route may be determined to be the most beneficial for you. Ever vigilant in pursuing the opportunity to settle cases in the best way possible, Mr. Shapiro fights stringently to protect your interests.

Whether you decide to pursue mediation with your partner, or your case results in litigation, it is crucial to know that you have an experienced attorney at your side who can offer information and advice about the various issues you can expect to face. Although family law matters are never simple, with the right attorney, you may find that the case is much less trouble than you had thought. Those located within Queens County should not hesitate to contact Mr. Darren Shapiro at their earliest convenience, to schedule their free in-office or phone-based half-hour consultation. You can get in touch through phone at (516) 333-6555 or through one of our contact forms. We look forward to offering you advice and information on the legal services appropriate to you. What's more, if you are searching for additional information regarding legal proceedings within Queens County, the operations of the Supreme Court, or the various nuances of family law, please visit our blog. We look forward to working 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