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Uncontested Divorce Long Island

UNCONTESTED DIVORCE

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

Finances

Property

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

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.
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DIVORCE LITIGATION

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

FAMILY LAW

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 Family Law 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 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 by 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 an experienced divorce attorney. We will listen carefully to your unique circumstances and custom-tailor an appropriate solution for you and your family to help you get through this brief period of turmoil to move on to your life after divorce.

Experience, Resources & a 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 Legal Solutions for You & Your Family

Flat Fees for Uncontested Divorce on Long Island

If you and your spouse are in 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, some cases can become very complex. Our experienced Long Island divorce attorneys aggressively litigate throughout 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 case 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 family law 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 legal decisions 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: What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer in New York” 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 lawyers 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.

FREE GUIDE TO LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK DIVORCE

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?

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LONG ISLAND DIVORCE NEWS FROM OUR BLOG

Long Island Child Custody Lawyer Explains How To Modify Child Custody

As a Long Island child custody lawyer I see many clients who wish to modify their child custody orders for one reason or another. Modification of a child custody agreement is possible, although in Nassau County and Suffolk County it is no simple task. Long Island, New York courts have a highly limited set of circumstances under which a child custody order can be modified. Because child custody orders were made upon careful consideration of all circumstances, including the best interests of the child, courts are hesitant to modify these agreements unless there is some convincing reason to do so. A child custody modification order is obtained by first filing a petition with the court that issued your child custody order – most likely, the Family Court or the Supreme Court in Suffolk County or Nassau County. In the petition, you will provide information about your existing order, your current circumstances, and the reason for requesting a modification. If the petition does not contain an assertion that there has been a substantial change in circumstances, the petition will likely be dismissed. You may be asked to submit an affidavit in support of your petition, depending on the allegations you set forth. After that, a court will likely hold a hearing before making its determination. There Must Be a Substantial Change In Circumstances Specifically, courts look to: whether there has been a substantial change in circumstances that will have a profound effect on the original agreement whether a modification is in the best interests of the child. There is no “hard and fast rule” about what constitutes a substantial change... read more

Your Long Island Divorce Has Far-Reaching Implications on Your Estate

Estate Planning Is Critical to Ensure Your Assets Don’t Go to Your Ex As Long Island divorce attorneys, we are retained to help couples end their marriages, divide their marital assets and resolve issues of child support and visitation. When all is said and done, we counsel our clients to consider the next step in separating their lives from their former spouse: Estate Planning. While no one wants to think about their own death, especially during as traumatic event as a divorce, it is as inevitable as taxes. During a marriage, we make many decisions regarding what happens after we die. From insurance policies and retirement plans, to health care proxies, living wills and the like, you have likely designated your spouse to be the beneficiaries or designees. Now that you’re divorced, you’ll probably want to change those important documents. If you have a will, it’s time to dig that out and discuss with an estate planning attorney what you want to change. If you don’t, it’s time to make one to ensure your wishes are followed after you pass and are not left to the discretion of a judge, or worse, your ex. What is an Estate Plan and Why Do You Need One? An estate plan is not something you think about every day. In fact, I would guess the last time it crossed your mind was either when you got married or shortly after the birth of a child or grandchild. The one thing those events have in common is that they are life changing – as is a divorce. Most likely, your estate plan, if... read more

Long Island Divorce Lawyer Explains Residency Requirements for Divorce in Nassau County, Suffolk County

Bringing a Divorce Action in New York – Requirements for Residency Many couples contemplating or facing divorce no longer live together. In many instances, spouses may live in two different states. Each state has specific requirements for length of residency before an individual can file for divorce in that state. Although New York now has “no-fault” divorce, which requires a breakdown in the marriage for a period of six months, the residency requirement must first be satisfied before a couple can get a divorce on Long Island. What Constitutes Residency in Nassau County or Suffolk County? Nassau County or Suffolk County Supreme Courts will hear a matrimonial proceeding so long as the parties have a sufficient connection to the State. Parties commonly establish a sufficient connection to the State by showing that they are residents. The “residency requirement” applies to proceedings for divorce, annulment, or judicial separation. Whether a person is a physical resident depends upon whether he has lived in the state for some length of time during the course of a year, resulting in a significant connection to the state. Under New York law, residency can be established in one of five ways: the marriage ceremony took place in New York and one or both parties have lived in New York for at least one year prior to filing. the parties resided together in New York as husband and wife, and one or both parties have lived in New York for at least one year prior to filing. the cause of action took place in New York, and one of the parties has lived in New York... read more