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Darren M. Shapiro
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  • New York
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Divorce Mediator, Mediation Review Attorney, Matrimonial Attorney, Negotiator, and Litigator that offers Effective and reasonable solutions for matrimonial and family law issues

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I was admitted to practice law in the Courts of the State of New York in 1999. In 2000 I was admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. After working as an associate for local law firms, in 2005 I opened my own practice. The focus of my practice is matrimonial, family law, and mediation. Life is short, mediate your divorce, if you can. I work on mediations as a mediator, drafting attorney or review attorney.

I am keenly aware that sometimes we have no option but to litigate, and we do it. For those who cannot mediate, negotiate, or collaborate through their issues, I fight hard for my clients to protect their best interests. I have successfully handled many: divorce; child custody; child support; spousal support; family offense (order of protection); challenging cps/acs indicated matters; name changes, adoptions; pre-nuptial agreements; post-nuptial agreements; neglect; and related issues. I'm proud of my track record.

In addition to being a New York lawyer, I am a certified mediator and certified collaborative law attorney. Collaborative law is an option somewhere in between litigation and mediation. In collaborative cases we work through divorces with other professionals such as child specialists and financial neutral advisors.

Couples that are interested in mediation will need to have their free initial consultation (up to a half hour free) with me together. For those who wish to use me as their review attorney, negotiator, or litigator they can schedule a one on one consultation. The first half hour of the initial consultation is free.

Give us a call if you would like to discuss your situation. It would be our pleasure to schedule a time to speak with you about it.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.
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Education
Emory University
B.A. | Psychology
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University of Miami School of Law
J.D. | Law
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Awards
Clients' Choice - Family
Avvo
Selected: 2013-2015 & 2017
10 Best of Family Law Attorneys
American Institute of Legal Counsel
America's Top Lawyers
American Law Society
Professional Associations
New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
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Association of Professional Family Mediators
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar  # 2931335
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Ten New York Divorce FAQs
Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.
Speaking Engagements
Role Play Collaborative Practice
Nassau County Bar Association
Certifications
Certified Mediator
Center for Mediation and Training - New York
Certified Collaborative Law Attorney
New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
Certified Monitor - 2007
Nassau County Lawyers Assistance Committee
Websites & Blogs
Website
Darren M. Shapiro Website Profile
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Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro Website
Blog
Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Can a separated spouse refuse to let a father see his child during corona?
A: Since I am a New York lawyer, and your question did not specify where you are located, this answer pertains only to child custody and parenting time (visitation) matters for which New York has jurisdiction. A child custody and parenting time order remains in effect unless and until it is modified. At the time I am writing this answer there is no shelter in place order in effect for New York. There is a 100% of the workforce must work from home except for "essential" businesses but that order should not effect parenting time schedules. Of course if the exercise of parenting time would put the child at imminent risk, such as the girlfriend has tested positive for the Coronavirus, then steps should be taken to protect the child which may include not allowing the visitation to happen and filing an emergency application to suspend the parenting time. Urgent and essential court proceedings are still being dealt with by the courts in New York. While the court will have discretion to determine what is urgent, the safety of children has always been of the utmost importance to the court. Likewise, a parent's right to see their children has always been held to be a fundamental right. The New York courts may very well decide that it is urgent to hear a case about a parent's right to see his or her child or to protect the child during this pandemic.
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Contact & Map
Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, P.C.
99 Jericho Turnpike
#300-G
Jericho, NY 11753
Telephone: (516) 333-6555