Smithtown Divorce and Family Law Attorney
A town in Suffolk County, Smithtown is located within New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. Originally, the town was called "Smithfield", and was settled during 1665. The border that exists between the town of Huntington and Smithtown is defined partially by Bread and Cheese hollow road, and it was also the site of Fort Salonga - a British fort that formed the site of a battle for the American Revolution during 1781. It's clear to those who live in Smithtown, and those who learn about its heritage, that it is a place of great history and depth. However, in spite of this, it's important for residents to remember that like any other town or Census Designated Place in New York or Long Island, Smithtown is exposed to the same issues with relationships, family disputes, and damages as anywhere else.
For people dealing with the pains of family law, it's worth noting that though, by its very nature, the experience will be turbulent, having access to local and experienced support in these legal matters can streamline the process and reduce your frustration at dealing with the courts. For people in Smithtown, there is a nearby solution available in the form of Mr. Darren M. Shapiro Esq., a highly qualified attorney who was admitted to practice in 1999, more than seventeen years ago. After he had been admitted to the New York State Bar and practiced as an associate for a few different Long Island law firms, Mr. Shapiro opened his own law firm, focusing specifically on the complicated matters of family law. Now as a an attorney, mediator, and collaborative lawyer, Mr. Shapiro provides clients in Smithtown and beyond with the benefits associated with his deep knowledge of Suffolk County and New York legal procedure. As a personal resident and experienced practitioner of Suffolk County, Mr. Shapiro offers Smithtown clients a conveniently located office, combined with a valuable familiarity with the available court rooms.
According to Wikipedia.com, the population as of the 2000 census was approximately 115,715, including 38,487 households and 31,482 families that resided within the town. Of those numerous households in Smithtown, 38.5% included children beneath the age of eighteen, whereas 71.6% consisted of married couples, and only 7.5% included a female householder with no husband. Since then the population of Smithtown has grown, and the family demographics have changed. By 2010, the population was 117,801, and now, city-data.com reveals that only 58.5% of residents remain married, whereas 7.2% are divorced.
Understanding the statistics surrounding divorce, marriage, and family life within Smithtown can offer an insight into some of the need for family lawyers within Suffolk County. However, it's important to remember that the best information you can have at your side when dealing with a case of your own is the knowledge afforded by a local family law expert such as Mr. Shapiro. Having a local and experienced lawyer nearby means that Smithtown residents can access the guidance and assistance they need during the most troubling periods of their lives. Mr. Darren Shapiro's law office is currently located in a convenient space in Nassau County, in Jericho, Suite 300-K at 99 Jericho Turnpike. Clients have two major highway options to reach the office, either by taking exit 40 of the Long Island Expressway, or using Exit 34 of the Northern State Parkway. Once you arrive at your destination, you'll quickly find that Mr. Shapiro's office is fully equipped to handle a range of legal cases, from divorces, to family mediations, custody matters, child support, orders of protection, name changes, and other family law situations.
For residents of Suffolk County and Smithtown, Mr. Shapiro's legal office offers a source of representation for matrimonial cases taking place within the Supreme Court, which deals with matters of legal separation, annulment, and post-judgment divorce. For those who need to find the Suffolk County Supreme Court, there are two locations available - the first at 400 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip, 11772 New York, and the other in Riverhead, at 235 Griffing Avenue, 11901 New York. Residents of Smithtown may also need to deal with cases at the Suffolk family court - for which there are also two locations. The first option for Suffolk family court, which deals with issues of parenting time and visitation, child custody, spousal and child support, paternity, orders of protection, abuse and neglect, can be found in the same building as the 400 Carleton Avenue Central Islip, New York Supreme Court. The second location for the family Court is at Riverhead, 889 E. Main Street, 11901. The court you visit to determine the outcome of your case will depend on your specific location and circumstances.
Over a number of years, Mr. Shapiro has been practicing family and matrimonial law within the courts of Suffolk County and Long Island, making him an ideal option for residents of Smithtown. His experience and professionalism mean that Mr. Shapiro can offer reliable and diligent representation to his clients at a rate they can afford, whether acting as an attorney or mediator. The honest advice, friendly nature, and dedication to detail that Mr. Shapiro shows throughout each aspect of his practice make him the perfect choice for numerous families who are struggling with legal cases, and he consistently strives to provide useful assistance for individuals dealing with various matters of family law. What's more, his time spent within the courts of Suffolk County has made Mr. Shapiro deeply aware of the nuances most important to presenting a successful case in these specific locations. Indeed, Mr. Shapiro can be relied upon to resolve your case while causing you as little distress as possible.
Please call to speak to us about scheduling your first free consultation with an experienced litigator, collaborative attorney, or mediator. Mediating couples are invited to come for their consultation together. Regardless of whether you're located in Smithtown, or are living nearby, it's good to know that there is a local and experienced practitioner waiting to help you in your case. Whether you need advice, or simply want to pursue help from an attorney, please phone or call in-office to arrange your consultation. It would be our pleasure to hear from you.