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Uncontested Divorce Long Island


The Divorce Law Firm of Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C. is pleased to assist Long Islanders with your Uncontested Divorce for a Low, One-Time Fixed Fee. An Uncontested Divorce

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can be the most economical, low-stress and fasted route to ending your marriage and moving on with your life. An uncontested divorce is available to those couples that find that while they may love each other, they just simply do not get along and cannot live together as a couple. When you and your spouse is the answer when you and your spouse both want the divorce both agree on:

Child Custody

Child Support



Other economical and low-stress alternatives to a simple Uncontested Divorce are Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce. Contact us at 631-923-1910 to schedule your Free Uncontested Divorce Consultation.

Divorce Mediation Long Island


Divorce mediation offers a method to end your marriage and move on with your life by minimizing the emotional and financial strain that often accompany other types of divorce proceedings.

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Our Long Island Divorce Mediators goals are always to keep the process of ending your marriage from becoming adversarial and enable you to complete the process quickly, easily, inexpensively and with the least amount of stress on all the parties involved, including your children. Divorce Mediation is a Compassionate Alternative to Litigation Divorce Mediators and Divorce Mediation Long Island, NY Tailored to Meet Your Family’s Needs Confidential & Private Considerably Less Expensive than Litigation Compassionate Assistance from Start to Finish Post-Marriage Assistance On Your Time Schedule Free Consultation Fixed Fees & Affordable Payment Plans Contact us at 631-923-1910 to schedule your Free Divorce Mediation Consultation.
Litigated Divorce Long Island


If you have a complex divorce with many assets, a business or an uncooperative spouse, you may need to litigate your divorce. You want to be represented by attorneys that have the skills, experience

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and resources to protect your rights and assets as well as those of your children. You want an attorney that understands the intricacies of: Equitable Division of Property, Debts, Investments, Retirement Plans, Real Estate and Other Assets Spousal Support (aka alimony) Child Support Child Custody and Visitation Strengths and Weaknesses of Opposing Attorneys Preferences of Judges and Court Staff Our experienced Long Island divorce attorneys aggressively litigate divorce cases in Nassau County and Suffolk County court on a daily basis and will use that experience to get the best outcome possible in your unique circumstances. When you have to fight, you want the aggressive representation of Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C. in your corner. Contact us at 631-923-1910 to schedule your Free Divorce Litigation Consultation.
Family Law Long Island


The compassionate and understanding Long Island Family Law attorneys at Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., PC have a great deal of experience representing and representing Long Islanders in all

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areas of family law in Nassau and Suffolk County Family Courts. We recognize the emotional nature of Family Court matters and help to take some of the burden off you as we resolve them for you with the least amount of stress and strain on your family. The Family Courts on Long Island, NY have extensive jurisdiction over all domestic matters, including: Abuse and Neglect (Child Protective Proceedings) Adoption Child Custody and Visitation Domestic Violence Foster Care, Guardianship Juvenile Delinquency Paternity Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) Child Support Spousal Support (aka Alimony) Contact us at 631-923-1910 to schedule your Free Family Law Consultation.


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Long Island Divorce Lawyer: Custom Solutions for You

Experienced Long Island Divorce Attorney Successfully, Affordably & Aggressively Represents Complex & Simple Cases in Nassau & Suffolk

The Long Island Divorce Attorney Law firm of Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C. serves clients throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County with the finest representation for their divorce or family law matters. Our mid-sized company is neither a boutique, high-end law firm with exorbitant rates, nor a “divorce factory”, churning out impersonal divorce papers day-after-day with little concern for its clients.

Recognized for Caring, Compassionate Responsive Solutions for All Long Island Divorce & Family Law Clients

WelcomeYouBuilt upon caring, compassionate concern for you and your family our firm has been appropriately lauded by our clients and our peers. We’ve built a solid reputation of providing solutions that fit the needs of our clients, whether that’s flat-fee Uncontested Divorce, low-cost Divorce Mediation for amicable spouses, or aggressive litigation for complex cases.

Complimentary Consultation in Clean, Comfortable Offices Convenient to Nassau & Suffolk County Residents

We welcome you to visit our convenient, centrally located office on the border of Nassau County and Suffolk County in Melville, NY for a complimentary divorce consultation with a compassionate divorce attorney. At this meeting, we will listen carefully to your unique circumstances and custom-tailor an appropriate solution for you and your family. We will help you get through this brief period of turmoil to move on to your life after divorce.

Experience, Resources & Track Record of Success for Simple & Complex Divorce Cases throughout Long Island, New York

With nearly 40 years of combined experience on our family law staff, we have the knowledge, experience, resources and a track record of success ensuring a positive outcome for both simple and complex divorce and family law cases throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, NY.

Affordable, Low-Cost Long Island Divorce Solutions for You & Your Family

Flat Fees for Uncontested Divorce on Long Island

If you and your spouse are in complete agreement on all aspects of your divorce settlement we can skillfully guide you through your uncontested divorce. We’ll ensure everything is covered and help you complete and process all your divorce paperwork quickly and affordably for one low flat fee.

Long Island Divorce Mediation for Amicable Partners

When you still have issues to revolve with your spouse, but you are able to cooperate and work together, we can help guide you and your spouse to craft a settlement that works for all parties. Divorce mediation is an affordable, quick method of alternative dispute resolution that saves time, stress and money and often results in more open lines of communication during and after the divorce.

Aggressive Representation for Complex Litigation in Nassau & Suffolk

NoWayOutSometimes there’s just no way out of litigating your divorce in a Nassau County or Suffolk County court. If you have to go to court, you want to be represented by an attorney that has the skills, experience and resources to protect your rights and assets as well those of your children. From equitable division of property, debts, investments, retirement plans, real estate and other assets, to spousal support (aka alimony), child support, child custody and visitation, divorce can become very complex. Our experienced Long Island divorce attorneys aggressively litigate divorce cases in Nassau County and Suffolk County court on a daily basis. We understand the intricacies of New York’s equitable distribution laws and will protect your financial interests to the fullest extent of the law. We know the strengths and weaknesses of opposing attorneys, and the preferences of judges and court staff and will use that experience to ensure you get the best outcome possible in your unique circumstances. When you have to fight, you want the aggressive representation of Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C. in your corner.

Keys to Our Success for Our Long Island Neighbors

KeysToSuccessCompassion. We understand this is a tumultuous time for you and your family and we’ll work to help make this major life transition as smooth as possible. Every divorce is unique and personal to us and we will work to resolve your case as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Aggressiveness. When you need an aggressive attorney who is going to fight for your rights as if they were our own, you want the divorce lawyers at Robert E. Hornberger. Esq., P.C. No matter how many cases we have handled, each one is personal to us and we will work as hard we can to get you the best results.

Knowledge. We are in Nassau County and Suffolk County courtrooms every day. We know the intricacies and attitudes of every judge and every attorney and will use that knowledge to your benefit. We are committed to staying on top of the latest decisions in divorce in New York, and especially as it’s practiced on Long Island. We provide regular, noteworthy advice in our weekly divorce law blog articles to provide you with the latest developments in Long Island divorce law. We’ve even published a book with all the information you need to know before you hire a divorce lawyer. Download the “Guide to New York Divorce” by Robert E. Hornberger, Esq.

Experience. There’s no substitute for experience. You need both the current knowledge of the law and the experience for how to apply that knowledge to get the best results. We have that experience at Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C.

Determination. It’s simple: we don’t like to lose. We take your case and getting you the best result possible personally. It’s a point of personal and corporate pride to not let another attorney get the better of us, including attorneys who try to drag out the process to drive up their fees. We know you want to put this experience behind you and we will do everything in our power to resolve your case as quickly as possible. You can have confidence that we’ll do everything in our power to get you the best deal to protect your rights today, and for your future.

REHcalloutIndividual Attention to Detail. The devil is in the details. This is law, after all. It’s critical that every “t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted to ensure your divorce agreement will stand up over time. Our staff is committed to perfection in everything they do for you. It’s a discipline instilled by our founder and reinforced every day.

A Leader in Long Island Divorce Law

Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., our firm’s founder, is a leader in many aspects of Long Island divorce law. He is an active participant in the legal community, including the New York State Nassau County and the Suffolk County Bar Associations, where he is a member and contributor to the Alternative Dispute Resolution committee. A director of the Collaborative Law Association of New York, Inc., Mr. Hornberger actively promotes helping couples separate or divorce with greater respect, less cost, increased privacy and skilled legal representation out-of-court whenever possible.

Contact Us for a Free Initial Consultation with a Long Island Divorce Lawyer

Whether you need a low-cost Uncontested Divorce, low-stress affordable Divorce Mediation, or aggressive Divorce Litigation, the Long Island divorce and family law attorneys at Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., P.C. are available to represent your interests compassionately, affordably and aggressively. Contact us today at 631-923-1910 for a free divorce consultation or fill out the short form on this page and we’ll get right back to you. You’ll be glad you did.

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  • I was referred to Mr. Hornberger from a friend who knew him. He spoke highly of Mr. Hornberger’s reputation as a very successful and professional divorce attorney. I was very hesitant to contact an attorney due to the sensitivity of my situation. From the moment I contacted Mr. Hornberger I knew I was in good hands. He was easy to speak with, paid close attention to all my MANY questions and reassured me that he could handle my divorce case. Since the 1st phone call, I was sure I wanted Mr. Hornberger to represent me in what I knew would be a very difficult divorce. He DID NOT disappoint! When I thought I would lose everything, with Mr. Hornberger fighting for me, I was able to have custody of my children, stay in the family home and receive child support. As far as divorce attorneys go….. Mr. Hornberger is the RIGHT choice!!!!
  • I highly recommend Rob to anyone needing a divorce lawyer. He is very detail oriented.He included and addressed everything that I never would have thought necessary in the stipulation. He is available, tough and able to communicate in the best way to every type of personality. Signed, sealed and delivered in record time, a new life for me with no errors or regrets. The best money I ever spent.


What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer in New York

As a Long Island Divorce Attorney with 15 years of experience, I know how scary and complicated this unknown process of divorce can be. My job is not only to fight for the rights of my clients in and out of court, but to help make a naturally stressful process just a little less stressful.

My free, 41-page “Guide to New York Divorce: What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer in New York” provides you with real information on the divorce process and the laws it rests upon in the State of New York. After reading this book, you will be able to meet with your divorce attorney confidently, with the right expectations, knowing the right questions to ask and well-prepared for the road that lies ahead.


Free Long Island Divorce GuideIn This Guide You’ll LEARN …

  • How to Know if It’s Time for a Divorce
  • Divorce or Legal Separation: Which is Right for Me?
  • What are the Grounds for Divorce in New York State?
  • How to Find the Right Divorce Lawyer
  • What Are Your Child Custody Options
  • The Ins & Outs of Child Support on Long Island
  • Do I Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance?
  • How Does ‘Equitable Distribution’ Effect My Divorce?
  • What Other Options Do I Have to End My Marriage?
  • How Do I Move On & Enjoy a Healthy Life After My Long Island Divorce?

Download Your Free Guide to New York Divorce Here!


Long Island Divorce Lawyer Explains Child Support in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island

As a Long Island divorce lawyer, I see first-hand, every day that one area of divorce that causes the most stress for divorcing couples in Nassau County and Suffolk County is the matter of child support. Custodial parents are concerned they will be left with a larger financial burden than the non-custodial parent and the non-custodial parent is concerned that the money provided will not be spent on the child or children’s needs. Child support is financial support provided by a non-custodial parent for the needs of the child or children, including basic needs such as food and clothing, medical and educational expenses, child care costs, and health insurance. The amount of support may be privately arranged between parents and caretakers, or may be determined by a Support Magistrate in Nassau County or Suffolk County Family Court. Child support obligations in New York are governed by the Child Support Standard Act (CSSA), enacted in 1989, which provides a formula for determining each parent’s responsibility to provide financially for the his or her children. The CSSA takes into account both the income and expenses of both parents in order to calculate each parent’s pro rata share of child support. Basic child support, before considering factors such as medical or educational expenses, is determined by calculating each parent’s share of the combined parental income, and using that percentage to determine the responsibility of each party. The income calculation is based upon gross income, usually reflected in the most recent tax return, as well as other income such as disability payments, rental income, and other government or employment benefits. A court may... read more

Divorce Lawyer Long Island Answers Common Divorce Question About Uncooperative Spouse

Can I Get a Divorce in Nassau County or Suffolk County, Long Island without My Spouse? As a Divorce Lawyer on Long Island, occasionally I will commence a divorce action on behalf of a client only to find out that his or her spouse refuses to cooperate. Naturally, this causes anxiety, stress and extreme discomfort for my client whose worst nightmare seems to be coming true. Clients think, am I really going to have to be married to my spouse for the rest of my life? Am I really going to have to own property with my spouse for the rest of my life? However, a divorce attorney in Nassau County or Suffolk County likely knows something of which both you, and your spouse, may be unaware. If you commence an action for divorce and comply with all court rules and statutes, you can obtain a divorce even if your spouse refuses to cooperate and appear in the proceeding. This is known as a default judgment. What is a Default Judgment? A default judgment is a judgment in favor of the Plaintiff resulting from the Defendant’s failure to appear in a proceeding. The Defendant can appear by either answering the Summons with Notice, filing a motion to extend his or her time to answer the Summons, or filing a Notice of Appearance. New York state law requires the Defendant answer a Summons with Notice in a divorce action no later than twenty (20) days after service, if service was effectuated personally on the Defendant, or thirty (30) days after service if service was effectuated in any other manner. The... read more

Divorce Attorney Long Island Advises Caution in E-Messaging Your Spouse

A Child’s Punishment for Adults Who Act like Children in Long Island Child Custody Cases in Nassau & Suffolk According to one New York judge, those obnoxious emails and text messages you send to your spouse could wind up doing more than just angering your spouse or embarrassing you one day. They could land you in jail. The April 20, 2015 Supreme Court matter of L.T. v. K.T. focused on, amongst other things, the Defendant father’s continuous and routine harassing and threatening emails and text messages to the Plaintiff mother. The judge, although aware that this behavior is, unfortunately, not uncommon in matrimonial matters, took a stand against this type of ridicule and ordered the Defendant father to spend fifteen (15) days in jail. The equivalent of sending a child to his room after he misbehaved. The Child Custody & Visitation Case of L.T. v. K.T. The parties’ matrimonial matter began like most do, with motion practice attempting to resolve the issues of child custody and visitation. In an effort to resolve the issues without extensive court appearances, the parties and their attorneys placed two (2) stipulations on the record in open court – one pertaining to child custody and visitation and the other pertaining to financial matters. The Plaintiff mother eventually found herself in a situation that required her to file a motion seeking to have the Defendant father held in contempt of Court, because, amongst other things, he failed to limit his communication with her to one (1) e-mail per day for the sole purpose of discussing the children. The Plaintiff mother provided documentary evidence to the court,... read more