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Before Choosing a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer

Before Choosing a Family Law Attorney or Divorce Lawyer

How to Select a Divorce Lawyer or Family Law Attorney on Long Island

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If you’re considering getting divorced, working with a Long Island family law attorney or divorce lawyer is critical. Your attorney can be a great asset to you if you select the right one. Here’s what to understand about choosing a divorce attorney:

Long Island Divorce Options

Before selecting an attorney to represent you in your divorce, it’s important to understand what options are available to you and to have realistic expectations of the entire process. If you choose a family law lawyer who is skilled in divorce mediation because you want to resolve your divorce amicably, but your ex-spouse contests nearly every aspect of the divorce, you could be stuck litigating a settlement with an attorney who doesn’t have the expertise to represent you in the courtroom.

Here’s what you need to know about aligning your options for divorce with your goals and your current situation to choose a Long Island divorce lawyer that best fits your needs: (more…)

5 Ways to Get a Fair Divorce Settlement on Long Island

5 Ways to Get a Fair Divorce Settlement on Long Island

5 Ways to Get a Fair Divorce Settlement on Long Island

When you’re heading into a Long Island divorce, it’s natural to feel apprehensive and unsure of what you should do next. You’re in unfamiliar territory, which can be made harder if your spouse is being difficult or is unwilling to compromise. You may be worried that you won’t get a fair divorce settlement and you’ll be left with little to nothing to start your new life with. Here are 5 effective strategies to help you present your best case for a settlement that you and your lawyer decide is appropriate. (more…)

Importance of Client Narrative for Your Long Island Divorce Attorney

Importance of Client Narrative for Your Long Island Divorce Attorney

Importance of Client Narrative for Your Long Island Divorce Attorney

Why the Client Narrative is So Important

One of the key pieces of information your Long Island divorce attorney will need to best represent you in your divorce is known as a “Client Narrative”. Your help in providing a descriptive story of your family will prove to be invaluable to your case. Your attorney’s ability to effectively represent you depends on the information available to him or her. Therefore, in order to successfully handle the many important issues surrounding your divorce, it’s critical that you provide your attorney with a detailed history of your marriage. In doing so, you should provide the following information: (more…)

Is it Time to Change Your Long Island Divorce Attorney?

Is it Time to Change Your Long Island Divorce Attorney?

Is it Time to Change Your Long Island Divorce Attorney?

Many of our clients come to our Long Island Divorce & Family Law firm after beginning their divorce with another attorney. For one reason or another, they are unhappy with their present attorney and wish to make a change. This is a more common occurrence than you might think. If you find yourself unhappy with your current divorce lawyer, you should not hesitate to find a new one. You are the one who is ultimately responsible for the quality of your representation. Going through a divorce with a divorce attorney who you feel is not doing their job effectively, is extremely difficult, unnecessary and you will likely be saddled with the results for years to come. There is no reason for you to continue to struggle through a divorce while simultaneously being unhappy with your attorney. (more…)

Long Island Divorce Attorney Explains Major Divorce Issues

Long Island Divorce Attorney Explains Major Divorce Issues

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As a Divorce Attorney and Divorce Mediator on Long Island, I meet with many individuals and couples who have no idea of the myriad of issues they will have to address in their divorce. Although every divorce is unique and has its own issues, there are a number of items that are common to all divorces. The following is a list of some of the major issues you and your spouse you will need to come to terms with in order to get a divorce on Long Island, New York.
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Why Hire a Divorce Attorney for Your Long Island Divorce?

Why Hire a Divorce Attorney for Your Long Island Divorce?

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Terms related to divorce are some of the most frequent searches by Long Islanders on Google. Of course couples on Long Island want to find ways to avoid spending a fortune on their divorce, or find a way to have the quickest and easiest divorce possible. They might come up with search results for Do-it-Yourself (“DIY”) Divorce and suddenly have hope that the divorce process might be easier or less expensive than they anticipated. While DIY Divorce has worked out well for some, it is also known to carry its own set of risks and pitfalls. It is also not for everyone. Read on to learn about DIY Divorce and the risks involved.
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2nd Edition of New York Divorce Guide Now Available!

2nd Edition of New York Divorce Guide Now Available!

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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.
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How to Ensure Your Interests are Protected in Your Divorce on Long Island

How to Ensure Your Interests are Protected in Your Divorce on Long Island

Divorce Attorney Consultation

Long Islanders who have any assets, whether modest or significant, are wise to consider the economic consequences of divorce on Long Island. Because divorce in New York nearly always results in a division of assets between spouses, it is important to have a plan for protecting yourself and your interests so that you are able to keep your fair share of those assets.
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5 Tips for Choosing a Long Island Divorce Lawyer

5 Tips for Choosing a Long Island Divorce Lawyer

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As a Divorce Lawyer working with Long Island couples for many years, I know that divorce is often a confusing and stressful time that brings along with it many big and difficult decisions for those going through it. The decision of which divorce lawyer to hire is the first of many important decisions you will have to make and will affect all the ones following it. Be sure to explore all your options thoroughly and weigh them carefully.

We’ve provided the following list of some of the most important tips for choosing a qualified divorce lawyer in your area. (more…)

Long Island Divorce Lawyer Answers Questions on Annulment of Marriage in New York

Long Island Divorce Lawyer Answers Questions on Annulment of Marriage in New York

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What is an Annulment on Long Island, NY?

A Long Island marriage annulment can result in a marriage being declared void or invalid by a Nassau County or Suffolk County Court Order. This means that the marriage is not recognized as legal, and for legal purposes, never existed. In certain cases, annulment is the appropriate resolution of a marriage when a spouse can prove that the marriage was never legally valid. New York Domestic Relations Law Section 140 sets forth the grounds for and effects of annulment. Essentially, an annulment is different from a divorce in the sense that it is as though the marriage never took place in the eyes of the law. (more…)