When most people on Long Island consider divorce, they often think of the worst case scenarios they’ve heard about:
- A long, drawn out process that costs each side tens of thousands of dollars.
- Fighting with their spouse throughout the divorce process.
- Having a contentious relationship with their ex-spouse with little, if any, positive communication.
- Having a difficult time attempting to find agreement to co-parent their children.
It doesn’t have to be this way. (more…)
Everything You Need to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer on Long Island, NY
Experienced Long Island Family Law Attorney Robert E. Hornberger, Esq. just published the second edition of his well-received, “Guide to New York Divorce: Everything You Need to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer”. The new book has been completely revised to reflect changes in New York divorce law and includes an entirely new chapter including a fictitious case study demonstrating how the principles in the book would be used in an actual divorce case.
Long Island families who have been faced with divorce quickly realize that, especially for children of divorce, adjusting to the new realities of family life can be challenging. Children are faced not only with the separating of their parents, but also changes to their schedules and lifestyle, including where they live and what day to day life entails. Further, children have to deal with the emotional struggles of both parents, and often feel as though they must walk on egg shells with both parents around the topic of divorce in order to keep their parents happy. (more…)
On Long Island, Collaborative Divorce is an increasingly popular method of getting a divorce — and for good reason. In a collaborative divorce, Divorcing couples are given an opportunity to utilize a team of professionals that may include lawyers, accountants, mediators and other specialists in order to work through all of the issues that must be resolved in order to get a finalized divorce. It allows spouses to resolve the conflicts or disputes concerning the divorce without incurring the time and expense of going to court. (more…)
As a Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Law Attorney on Long Island, I have found that many people have questions about the difference between Divorce Mediation and Collaborative law and which one might be best for their particular situation.
If you are contemplating or preparing for divorce, it is important to understand that there are several options available to you. Divorce is not always the horrible, volatile legal battle that many believe it to be. Instead, there are options like Divorce Mediation and Collaborative Divorce that have been developed as a way to circumvent a lengthy, expensive, and exhausting court battle between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse. (more…)
As a divorce attorney practicing on Long Island, I advise all my clients that they have several options, including Collaborative Divorce, available to them as they begin the process. Most Long Island couples are aware of divorce litigation and divorce mediation, but many are not aware that Collaborative Law is another effective option for divorce. (more…)