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Virtual or In-Person Divorce Mediation Staten Island (Richmond County)

Staten Island Richmond County Virtual or In Person Divorce MediationThe end of a relationship is never simple, the end of a marriage is even more complicated, thanks to the difficult legal processes involved in separating one person’s life from another. That’s why most couples pursuing divorce will endeavor to find the simplest, most painless path to take.

In-person and virtual divorce mediation allows residents of Staten Island (Richmond County) to explore an alternative to time-consuming, expensive, and stressful litigation.

Though some cases require litigation, many couples are able to navigate the complexities of their divorce with the help of the right mediator. Indeed, the success of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method even prompted New York courts to implement presumptive divorce mediation. Requiring parties to at least consider the potential of an alternate route.

As a local resident of New York, with an office in Nassau County, and a home in Suffolk County, Mr. Darren Shapiro acts as a reliable, trustworthy, and local source of support for all those who may want to consider mediation in Staten Island. Here are just some of the reasons his clients choose him to help them negotiate the terms of their divorce.

A Long Standing Relationship With Staten Island

Mr. Darren Shapiro has served the residents of Richmond County (Staten Island) for years. His conveniently located office, only around an hour or so, give or take depending on traffic, away from Staten Island itself, is a convenient option for many couples looking for local support. Through the years, Mr. Shapiro has had many opportunities to assist the local residents of the county, and explore its wonders for himself.

Located on the southern peak of New York City, Richmond County may be one of the least populated boroughs in the region, but it’s steeped in culture and history. As one of the original 12 counties to make up New York State, Richmond County is well-known as the “borough of parks” for its incredible 12,300 acres of natural parkland.

During the decades he has spent as a matrimonial and divorce lawyer, Mr. Shapiro has spent many hours within the court rooms of Richmond County. He has represented clients in both the supreme and family courts, assisting individuals from all walks of life.

What’s more, he has proven himself to be a friendly and impartial mediator, providing his clients with multiple options for their divorce proceedings. His experience in both the areas of litigation and mediation, combined with his familiarity with the New York region, has positioned him as a useful resource for many couples throughout the Richmond County area.

Now, since he began offering virtual mediation sessions over Zoom, Mr. Shapiro has been able to work with couples more effectively throughout New York, regardless of their location.

A Champion for the Benefits of Mediation

Over the years, mediation has proven to be a powerful tool in the legal landscape. Mediators in New York come from many walks of life and different careers. Some enter mediation after earning experience in psychology and counselling, others have years of financial experience. Mr. Shapiro discovered the benefits of mediation working as a divorce attorney in New York state.

When he was first admitted to the New York State Bar in 1999, Mr. Shapiro spent a number of years working with various firms across the region. He found his passion for family law when working for the Suffolk County Assigned Panel, a career that prompted him to launch his own family law office, first in Suffolk County, then in the nearby region of Nassau County.

The time he spent working in litigation over the years showed Mr. Shapiro the potential benefits alternative dispute resolution methods could offer modern couples. He pursued his training as a mediator, and began offering mediation services during 2012. Since then, those services have proven to be extremely popular for a range of different clients.

Mr. Shapiro’s experience as both a mediator and attorney means today, he can offer his clients a more flexible range of choices when it comes to navigating the nuances of divorce. He has seen for himself just how valuable mediation can be, and strives to offer this option to as many couples as possible.

Flexible Virtual and In-Person Mediation

Initially, when Mr. Shapiro began offering mediation services to his clients, most of these conversations took place in-person, within Mr. Shapiro’s Nassau County office. However, over time, many couples have begun searching for more flexible options, particularly since the pandemic made travelling and meeting in-person more complex.

During the pandemic, Mr. Shapiro discovered the benefits of offering his clients virtual mediation sessions via channels like Zoom. This ensured these couples could continue to access the support and assistance of a dedicated mediator, without travel. Even after the restrictions of the pandemic subsided, Mr. Shapiro found many clients preferred to access virtual sessions.

These digital interactions continue to offer residents of Staten Island and surrounding areas access to a more convenient way of managing the divorce experience within the comfort of their own homes. What’s more, in every mediation session, Mr. Shapiro tailors his approach to suit the needs of his clients. This often means using a multitude of different techniques to facilitate discussions.

As an experienced matrimonial attorney, Mr. Shapiro can leverage evaluative mediation strategies to show parties the weaknesses and strengths of their cases, from the perspective of the courts. He can also guide sessions, using interest-based strategies to ensure both parties have an opportunity to outline their priorities and concerns.

Facilitative mediation techniques, like open-ended questioning can also help clients better discuss their issues, and find ways to compromise on complex negotiations.

Your Richmond County Matrimonial Mediator

Through the years, Mr. Darren Shapiro has strived to offer his clients and couples the most flexible, and convenient range of services possible, to suit any potential need. He can be a behind the scenes review attorney for clients that are going through mediation with a different divorce mediator. For residents of Staten Island (Richmond County), Mr. Shapiro’s law and mediation office provides an opportunity for every party to explore the ideal dispute resolution path for their requirements.

Whether you prefer to manage mediation through personal face-to-face sessions from Mr. Shapiro’s office in Nassau County, or you’d like to navigate the process through virtual channels, Mr. Shapiro has the solution to suit you. If you need a mediator with legal experience, local knowledge of the New York region, and a flexible approach, Mr. Shapiro could be the perfect solution for you.

If you’re interested in booking a consultation with your partner, you can contact Mr. Shapiro’s office using either the contact form on this website, or the phone number listed above.

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