Darren. M. Shapiro Esq. first started practicing law in Nassau County at the beginning of 1999, over sixteen years ago. Since then, he has launched his own office, which is located conveniently within the area of Nassau County, New York, within the city of Jericho a short car ride for Williston Park residents that have legal needs. The firm, and Mr. Shapiro work to represent clients with matrimonial, divorce and family law cases when they take their circumstances to the Nassau County Supreme Court or Family Court. Common cases that are dealt with involve matters of divorce and legal separation, however Darren has extensive experience within numerous areas of family law.
Williston Park is an incorporated village located within Nassau County, with a population that reached 7.287 people during the 2010 census. Found within the town of North Hempstead, in the year 2000, the census found that approximately 1,959 families resided within the village in total. Our research into the marital and family circumstances of Williston Park found that 33.2% of those households included dependent children beneath the age of 18. Furthermore, 61.9% of the households were made up of married couples living together. According to information given by city-data.com today, 56.2% of the current population of the village are married, and 7% are divorced.
From his building, located on Jericho Turnpike, Darren M. Shapiro works to provide diligent representation and reasonable rates for family law and divorce issues, as both a professional attorney and a trained mediator. Residents of Williston Park can expect to receive friendly, honest, and highly knowledgeable advice from a lawyer who has done his time within various court rooms, providing effective assistance for those struggling through child custody cases, parenting time disputes, divorce, legal separations, orders of protection and more. Regardless of the personal matters that may be involved within any particular case, Mr. Shapiro always works to ensure that his clients receive professional representation that is sympathetic of their needs.
In a number of cases, it is possible for a choice to exist as to whether a case should be introduced into the Supreme Court, or Family court, and decisions can even be made as to which County the case should be filed in. For instance, in most circumstances, after a divorce takes place, the family court or Supreme Court would have concurrent jurisdiction in dealing with any future matters regarding maintenance, child support, parenting time and child custody. Williston Park women and men usually will have their cases heard in either the Nassau County Supreme Court or Nassau County Family Court. Darren Shapiro works closely with his clients to discuss the different nuances of each case to help them make an informed decision about how to move forward with the legal process.
Often, in a case that is contested, the party that chooses to initiate the legal proceedings may choose to file their case in a County where any one of the parties resides. What's more, that initiating party during a matrimonial case may choose to file the case in a specific county where neither party resides for various reasons. In some cases, choosing an alternate location can lead to a faster turnaround time and a quicker result from judgment. What this means is a Williston Park resident could decide, with our input, to file their divorce somewhere off Long Island.
Although Mr. Shapiro deals with a number of cases from locations all around the New York City and Long Island area during his time as a professional attorney, probably due to the office location, our highest volume of casework is currently in the Nassau County Family Court, and Nassau County Supreme Court. Because we have had a great deal of work within the Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens areas, we have become increasingly familiar with the courtrooms and legal practices that take place within Long Island and New York, in comparison to other areas and counties. More often than not, Williston Park men and women find their cases in these Counties although we can help wherever in New York your legal situation may be.
Mr. Shapiro recognizes that the process of a divorce case is a difficult experience for anyone to have, regardless of how the marriage in question may have ended. Though opting for a contest-free approach to a divorce may seem to be the ideal solution for certain couples, through the use of mediation, which we do, sometimes find that they are not willing to sit down to resolve all the issues involved in dissolving a marriage. If that is the case then you may find that it is more appropriate for each of you to seek out individual representation. Regardless of what you decide to be the right course of action for you, Darren M. Shapiro works to represent the best interests of his clients as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Not only does Mr. Shapiro ensure that the details of your case are discussed with you in detail, but he also assists his clients in coming to terms with various matters such as grounds, custody, maintenance, if any, child support, and equitable distribution of assets and debts. There are a myriad of details within these categories which this office is familiar with.
Regardless of the situation, dealing with a case of divorce, separation, child custody, or any other family related matter can be emotional in its nature. As a result of this, it is essential for any client to have access to an attorney that is appropriately sensitive to their needs and feelings, but also objective and informed enough to guide them throughout the right decision making procedures.
Though his career started in 1999, working as an associate within offices in Nassau County, Long Island and New York City, Darren M. Shapiro has honed his skills and expertise greatly since then. Over the years, he has discovered a wealth of legal experience through his time with three different law firms in Nassau County, before he decided to open and introduce his own practice.
Our office can speak to you about your choice of venues, proceedings, courts, and the advantages and disadvantages of all the various routes that may be available to you. Regardless of the process selected, Darren Shapiro's experience as a certified mediator, trained collaborative divorce lawyer and expert litigator means that he has the tools to guide you through your case.
If you are a resident of Williston Park in need of a professional Nassau County mediator and lawyer, please call us for your initial consultation, free of charge. Couples in search of mediation may visit together for a free half-hour consultation. Please visit our blog for further information regarding family law, through our contact form or by phone at (516) 333-6555. We look forward to speaking to you about your case.