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. (more…)
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 lawyer on Long Island, I often see the negative side of social media as it pertains to family law proceedings such as a divorce or child custody proceeding. Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are just a few of the mediums that are used by all generations and in cultures across the world. These are great tools for keeping in touch with family and friends and for sharing information, photos and videos, and for expressing yourself in a forum where others can hear you. (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…)
I called to make an appointment for a consultation to discuss a mediated divorce, the office was fantastic with getting me a prompt appointment. When going in all my questions were asked and I left feeling comfortable in my decision to move forward in using the Hornberger/Verbitsky office. Despite a pandemic going on the office still worked diligently to get my papers filed and my divorce complete in a timely manner. Highly recommend!
20:17 17 Sep 21
Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C were phenomenal in every way. Robert was very genuine, patient and professional. Walking in, I had no idea what to expect but he went above and beyond to explain the entire process thoroughly. He guided and informed me of my rights. Patty was amazing, she answered every question I had no matter how many times I called, she was very understanding. I highly recommend Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. Even if its just for questions on how to navigate this process.