Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, PC
Since the inception of my own legal office in Nassau County, my practice has been driven by a dedication to helping clients address and resolve their family law and matrimonial issues – preferably in a manner that allows for future interactions and minimal discomfort. Using a combination of personal and professional skills, I endeavor to offer an experience for my clients that is welcoming, informative, reliable, and helpful. In a collaborative case, as the client’s lawyer, I devote myself to the process of guiding through the legal experience, and working with the team, to resolve the matter with results that meet my client’s needs, in a way that gels well with the family, in a non-adversarial and expeditious manner.
I offer free initial consultations. Following your decision to use my services as your collaborative attorney, we’ll work together to discuss your hopes and goals, and explore how to use the team and collaborative process to achieve a result that appeals to you and stands the test of time for your family. In collaborative matters, you will utilize my services, combined with the professional input of other parties, professionals, and lawyers designed to create a practical solution for your needs through individual and team meetings. In addition to collaborative law, I have an active mediation and litigation practice, which keeps me sharp and abreast of current legal trends.
Areas of Practice:
As you can see by visiting my website, my areas of practice are extensive, meaning that I can often offer reliable legal guidance to individuals in a wide range of circumstances regarding family and matrimonial law. Some of the overarching areas of practice I cover include:
- Equitable Distribution
- Pre & Postnuptial Agreements
- Child Custody and Visitation
- Orders of Protection
- Collaborative law
- Name Changes
- Grandparent Rights and Guardianship
- Same sex relationships
- Juvenile Delinquency
- Neglect and Abuse
- New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
- Association of Professional Family Mediators
- New York State Bar Association – Family Law Section
- Professional Training and Education
I received my Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Emory University in 1994, before pursuing my Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Miami School of Law which I received in 1997. I was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1999, and was admitted to the federal practice for the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 2000. Since then, I have also received extensive professional training in the areas of civil litigation, matrimonial and family law, collaborative law, and mediation.