Relationships are a wonderful, yet an extremely complicated thing. While most people grow up with dreams of establishing their own families, getting married, having children, or even adopting - the truth is that the world is a lot more complex than it seems - particularly when it comes to maintaining connections between people. Over time, marriages can easily disintegrate beyond repair for a variety of reasons, forcing couples to consider the emotionally devastating processes that follow, including divorce, child custody, and more.
Most of us don't assume that we will ever have to experience the threat of divorce ourselves - yet the truth is that it is a lot more common than you might think. In fact, in the United States, around half of all of the marriages completed will end in permanent separation, or divorce. For second marriages, the chance of divorce raises even higher, to 60-65% of all unions ending in permanent separation. So what does all of this mean for people who live in Suffolk County? Though Suffolk County, Nassau County, and indeed the whole of New York is deemed to be relatively low in divorce rates, the rate in Suffolk County, around the time this page was written is around 8%. In other words, regardless of how low your chances of divorce may be, there's always a risk that you may find yourself seeking the assistance of a family lawyer.
Riverhead is a town located within Suffolk County, New York, towards the northern shore of Long Island. When the 2010 census was conducted, researchers found that the population was around 33,506. The town of Riverhead earned its name because it rests upon the mouth of the Peconic River, and since 1727, this location has been home to the county seat of Suffolk County. According to Wikipedia.com, the census of 2000 revealed approximately 10,749 households in Riverhead, 28.1% of which consisted of families with children below the age of eighteen, 54% of which consisted of married couples living together, and 32.2% consisted of non-family groups. Since then, the number of married couples in Riverhead appears to have dropped rather significantly - according to statistics given by City-data.com. Most recently, 41.9% of residents in Riverhead are married, while 8.9% are divorced, and 3.4% are separated.
The numbers gathered through research about demographics and populations in Riverhead, Suffolk County today don't do much to define the town as any different to the dozens of other locations throughout New York, filled with people who must manage the concerns and complications of family life. However, looking into these statistics can sometimes provide some sense of comfort to those who feel isolated by their current condition. After all, there are plenty of people in New York, and indeed across the world, who find themselves dealing with the emotional and highly complicated aspects of divorce, separation, custody, and more. Whether you're looking into equitable distribution during a divorce procedure, seeking mediation, or even looking to make a positive change in your life with adoption - the chances are that you'll eventually approach the family courts of Suffolk County for one reason or another - which is why it's so useful to know that there is help at hand.
Mr. Darren M. Shapiro's office is located close to the residents of Riverhead, Suffolk Island, just off of Jericho Turnpike. Found at Suite 300-G, 99 Jericho Turnpike Jericho, New York 11753 this office is fully equipped to help the people of Riverhead, and surrounding areas manage the various complications that they might encounter in life, from divorce and custody agreements, to issues of abuse and more. Not only is Mr. Shapiro's office conveniently located for individuals in need of guidance and assistance that might be from Riverhead, but it's also a reasonable distance from the various supreme and family courts that client cases may be directed to. For instance, while there is one family court within Central Islip, 400 Carleton Avenue Central Islip, New York, there's also a family court located in Riverhead itself, at the Arthur M. Cromarty Court Complex, 210 Center Drive Riverhead, New York. From Mr. Shapiro's warm and welcoming office, you should be able to get the assistance you need in preparing to approach any court environment.
The issues of family law can take many different shapes - from problems involving child custody, to matters of divorce that are settled through litigation, settlement negotiations, collaborative law, or mediation. How you choose to manage your particular case in Riverhead will depend on the specifics of your circumstances, as well as your preferences. For instance, if a relationship between spouses is in a reasonable enough state to allow for negotiation, mediation and collaborative law can provide a less combative solution to arranging the future of each spouse in legal terms - particularly when children are involved. On the other hand, there will be circumstances wherein litigation may be the only reasonable solution. Whatever the circumstances, Mr. Shapiro will be available to help guide you through every step of the process, answering the questions that you have, and helping you to better understand the situation you are dealing with, so that you might make decisions most appropriate to your best interests.
Whatever route you choose to take with your family law case, Mr. Shapiro will be available and ready to help, from providing you with information and explanations of the various solutions you might be able to access, to simply ensuring that you are properly prepared for each part of your specific legal process. After all, Mr. Shapiro has spent years within the legal system, covering cases just like yours - ever since his admittance to the New York State Bar in 1999. For those who live in Riverhead, and surrounding areas, visiting Mr. Shapiro's office can be a good way to access advice and comfort during a particularly difficult time in your life. To reach the office, you may either take exit 34 from the Northern State Parkway, or use exit 40 on the Long Island Expressway.
For more information about the professional guidance and relatively reasonable rates that Mr. Shapiro offers, please contact us either at (516) 333-6555, or fill out our online form. Mr. Shapiro is waiting to discuss your case.