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Darren Shapiro


For couples that want a prenuptial agreement or decide that they wish to separate or divorce, if both parties are willing, mediation is a sensible alternative. The mediation process is a non-adversarial method to come to an agreement facilitated by a trained mediator. Couples can avoid the high conflict that often accompanies litigation by using mediation.

In most cases a mediated matter will be resolved quicker and cost substantially less than litigation. The process involves meeting with your spouse and the mediator to discuss and resolve the issues that need to be settled and part of an agreement to be used to make a binding agreement, legal separation or divorce. A mediator is a neutral third party that does not represent either side in the process but rather is there to aid in the putting together of the agreement. Compliance with mediated settlements is high since the parties craft an agreement that makes sense for them, their children, and their specific family circumstances.

Darren M. Shapiro is an experienced matrimonial and family law attorney that completed mediation training with the Center for Mediation and Training in New York City. Call to schedule a half hour free, in office, consultation for the couple contemplating mediation.

Since the firm’s inception, Darren M. Shapiro, Esq. has been focusing on matrimonial and family law. His background in civil litigation and criminal defense have proven very useful in providing effective representation.

This office can handle a variety of your legal needs. As an experienced divorce attorney in Long Island and New York City, Mr. Shapiro personally represents all of the firm’s clients. We strive to get the best results for our clients whether by litigation, settlement negotiations, or one of the alternative methods such as collaborative law or mediation.


Darren M. Shapiro, Esq. received his Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. He was admitted to the New York State Bar in January 1999. Mr. Shapiro was admitted to federal practice for the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 2000.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Prenuptial

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediation Consultant

Fees and Provisos

Full pricing schedule at

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators