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Mediation is one of the most popular forms of alternative dispute resolution available for couples in the midst of a divorce process. When you need to arrange your future after a divorce, but you don't want to face the complexities of litigation, mediation provides a simple and often less painful way for you and your ex to negotiate over things like parenting time, spousal maintenance and even equitable distribution. While mediators come from many different backgrounds, from those in psychology to those in social services, there are few mediators more well-equipped to navigate the hurdles of family law than a divorce attorney. Attorney Shapiro is both a trained mediator and a divorce lawyer, conveniently located for the residents of Western Long Island.

From his office just off Jericho Turnpike, Divorce Mediator Shapiro can provide a local source of support for people in a divorce case that want to exchange the trials and tribulations of litigation with the collaborative experience of mediation. While New York may currently have one of the lowest divorce rates in the country, it's safe to say that those facing the complexities of divorce want to avoid as much emotional trauma as possible. Mediation can be a great way to maintain a relationship with an ex for a child's best interests, or simply keep the involvement of the courts to a minimum.

Why Pick Western Long Island Mediation?

With a Western Long Island divorce mediator like Attorney Shapiro, couples meet in a bias-free and welcoming location, where they can discuss and resolve concerns in their divorce procedure. A divorce mediator isn't there to guide or push decisions on behalf of a couple. Instead, mediation is there to provide divorcing parties with a safe place where they can decide what's best for everyone involved. Anyone in the process of a New York divorce can consider divorce mediation as a less expensive, and often less painful alternative to litigation. Mediation provides two spouses with the opportunity to arrive at divorce decisions based on their requirements, rather than having solutions imposed on them by the orders of the courts.

Importantly, people who choose Divorce Mediator Shapiro to be their mediator cannot also select him to be their divorce lawyer. While it's possible to seek the advice of a divorce attorney during mediation, your mediator needs to be separated from both parties to make the experience as objective as possible. Fortunately, whether you decide to use Attorney Shapiro as your Long Island divorce mediator or your lawyer, he's been serving as a lawyer throughout New York for almost 20 years and has focused on matrimonial and family law since he opened his own practice in 2005. This means that Attorney Shapiro has plenty of experience helping people to come to terms with their divorce process and protect their best interests.

Attorney Shapiro has undergone extensive training to ensure that he can provide the best mediation experience possible. His unbiased process ensures that you and your spouse can come to your own conclusions about your divorce. You may even find that learning how to communicate with your spouse during mediation makes it easier for you to avoid additional conflicts in the future.

Finding a Mediator in Long Island

Though mediation can be much less painful for some clients than traditional litigation, it's still a very emotional process. Having a familiar place nearby that you can travel to for your mediation sessions can make the process feel a little easier. Additionally, it helps to know that your Long Island Divorce Mediator knows plenty about the nature of divorce in New York and what it will mean to you and your spouse. If you have any questions about the issues you may need to discuss during mediation, such as parenting time, equitable distribution or spousal support, Attorney Shapiro can use his extensive background in family law to give you the answers you need.

While divorce is always a stressful experience, mediation can help to soften the blow at the end of a marriage by eliminating some of the nerve-wracking court room experiences and supporting positive communication between you and your ex-spouse. However, while mediation provides a fantastic alternative dispute resolution option for many Western Long Island spouses, it won't be the right option for everyone. For instance, mediation may not work for couples that simply cannot communicate in a collaborative manner. Additionally, most courts will recommend against mediations for couples with a history of domestic violence or abuse.

If mediation isn't the right option for you and your ex, Attorney Shapiro can still provide you with a wide range of options, including collaborative law and traditional litigation. If you're not sure which process will work best for you and your spouse, then you can always speak to Attorney Shapiro as part of your free initial consultation for up to thirty minutes. During that time, you may be able to make a more informed decision about whether mediation, litigation or another option is best for your needs.

Are You Ready to Explore Mediation?

With years of experience handling cases just like yours throughout Western Long Island, Attorney Shapiro has what it takes to support almost any couple during a New York divorce case. Whether you're looking for a trained mediator in your area, or you need the support of a dedicated litigator, Attorney Shapiro is on hand to help anyone in Western Long Island.

To arrange your initial consultation of up to half an hour in Attorney Shapiro's welcoming office space, contact his law and mediation office today on (516) 333-6555.

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