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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certified Monitor||Nassau County Lawyers Assistance Committee||2007|
|Owner / Attorney / Mediator||Law and Mediation Office of Darren M. Shapiro, PC||2005 - Present|
|Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney||Assigned Counsel Panel Suffolk County||2005 - 2013|
|Attorney||Santoriella, Ditomaso, PC||2004 - 2005|
|Attorney||Carus & Manniello, P.C.||2000 - 2002|
|Attorney||Guttman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnenfeldt||1999 - 2000|
|Attorney||Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, PC||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Association of Professional Family Mediators||Member||N/A|
|New York Association of Collaborative Professionals||Member||N/A|
|Constructive Emancipation||Child Support Terminated|
|Child Support Modification||My client received a substantial reduction in his total child support payemtents. The case settled by deeming the eighteen year old child constructively emancipated and recalculating child support for the youngest child of sixteen years of age only.|
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|Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog||How Is a Child Custody Case Decided in New York?||2013|
|Long Island Family Law and Mediation Blog||What is a typical divorce mediation like in Long Island?||2013|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Emory University||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Nassau County Bar Association||Lawyers Helping Lawyers - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse||2009|
Posted by Deborah
I realized my ex had no intention to contribute to my son's college costs. I was feeling frustrated and defeated. I needed help. I called Darren Shapiro and left a voice message. Promptly, Darren called me back and spoke to me at length. He asked questions about my case, he asked me to fax him my paperwork . He spent time looking my case over calling me, discussing, costs, with no hidden cost. He not only gave me exactly what I needed to proceed in court, he gave me respect, compassion and piece of mind!
Thank You Darren
Posted by Annette
I contacted Darren Shapiro for information regarding the direct adoption process of my son. He explained the process to me in a clear manner and was patient with me as I asked questions. Throughout the process, he explained what may happen and how we will approach each step. He also offered me ways to cut costs and was understanding when I needed a payment schedule. From start to finish, he was professional, kind and encouraging during a stressful time. I was able to get the adoption finalized before my son's first birthday! I thank God for leading me to Darren Shapiro!
Posted by Ian
From our initial consultation through subsequent meetings, Mr Shapiro was extremely responsive, ethical, and knowledgeable. Thank you for your help!
Tara Scott, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
As a Florida attorney I have consulted with Darren on a few family law matters concerning NY divorce cases. He is an exceptional attorney. His understanding of the issues and ability to provide quick logical solutions is remarkable. I highly recommend Darren if you're in need of an attorney that will handle your case with professionalism, care and the time is deserves.
John Whiteman, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I met Darren during a proceeding in which we represented separate litigants defending against orders of protection. Our combined efforts resulted in the dismissal of that proceeding after a hearing over many days. I found Darren to be intelligent, articulate, and professional.
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