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Christine M. Verbitsky, Esq. – Partner

Christine M. Verbitsky, Esq.

Divorce and Family Law matters are by their nature difficult for everyone involved.

It gives me great personal and professional satisfaction to be able to remove the burden of the complex legal and financial issues my clients face so that they can concentrate on healing their emotional wounds and move on to happier, more fulfilling lives.

I believe my caring nature and ability to develop personal, one-on-one relationships with my clients has enabled me to deliver the best results for my clients.

During the course of my career, I have gained an understanding of how stressful events can cause a major impact on people’s lives. My compassion and understanding of your feelings helps me guide you through the otherwise difficult divorce process. I joyfully go “above and beyond” for every client to lead them through the process, providing clear direction and informing them of options, impacts, and likely outcomes.

My experience in and out of the courtroom provides me with a unique perspective on your point of view that enables me to resolve disputes that ensure your interests are protected now and in the future.

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“Christine Verbitsky was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed near impossible. Not only was she able to defend us but her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional relief to me and those I care about most. She is thorough in her work and always responded to me in a timely manner. She made a difficult time a little easier and less stressful. My daughter and I are eternally grateful for her service and I would recommend Christine without reservation.”

Samantha Cooper

“Christine represented me in family court. It was a very emotional roller coaster. My two children are the most important people in my life and Christine helped me through the most difficult time ever. When it comes to the well-being of your children you don’t want to waste time and money on an uneducated attorney. Christine is extremely professional and knew the law like the back of her hand. I would gladly use her again to represent me in the future. I’m so thankful for her and the entire office staff for helping this nightmare have a happy ending!”

Blair Taub

“Christine was the second lawyer to work on my divorce and child custody case and I wish we had her from the start. During my initial consultation with Christine, I knew she understood that my son’s well-being and stability was everything to me. Instantly, I felt trust with her and knew we were in good hands. Both Robert & Christine are extremely knowledgeable on the law and are very strategic when it comes to complex and unique cases such as mine (myself and son live in Florida, this entire case lasted a year and went to trial in New York). They truly care about their clients and fight for what is important to them. It was nice to have a response within an hour of my emails, my phone calls and never felt like I was left waiting for someone to reply. When you choose an attorney, sometimes you are literally putting your life in their hands. I trusted Christine then, and I would trust her again today. Rest assured that you’re in good hands once you hire this firm. When they say something is going to get done, it does. You would be very fortunate to have them represent you. This firm was a blessing from the moment I walked into the office!”

Stephanie Gavilanes

“I know what most people say about lawyers because I am one of those people lol…. But my experience with the law firm Robert E Hornberger Esq., P.C. and in particular Christine Verbitsky was nothing short of wonderful. They took care of me every step of the way and always had my best interests first. They worked diligently and professionally to get me the best possible deal and making sure I didn’t settle for anything less. If anyone is looking to have their opinion about lawyers changed or to be treated as you should when you need a lawyer, look no further then this law firm…. Thank you so MUCH Christine and Rob.”

Charlie Cassara

Christine M Verbitsky, Esq. SuperLawyers Rising StarSome of the credentials, recognition and awards I’ve received: 

  • Partner of Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C.
  • Licensed to practice law in the State of New York
  • Suffolk County Family Court 18b Assigned Counsel Program, a program which accepts only experienced and highly skilled family court attorneys to represent individuals in Child Custody and Support matters and Orders of Protection.
  • Juris Doctor from Touro Law Center, Summa Cum Laude (top six in graduating class)
  • Dean’s List for five semesters
  • Issue Editor of the Touro Law Review
  • Multiple academic scholarships
  • Public Interest Fellowship
  • David Berg Public Interest Fellowship
  • CALI Awards for Academic Excellence in Legal Process, Property, Criminal Procedure and Secured Transactions
  • Estate planning and landlord tenant law expertise
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Criminal Justice and Political Science, University at Albany.
  • Suffolk County Bar Association member
  • SuperLawyers Metro Rising Star
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates Rising Star
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine Top 10 Family Law Attorney in New York
  • Suffolk County Assigned Counsel Defender Plan
  • Long Island native

Call 631-923-1910 or fill in the form below

Robert Hornberger and Christine Verbitsky

Get your complimentary consultation and case evaluation with our experienced attorneys today.

Your attorney will describe the many options available and determine together which is the right solution for you. By the end of this  conversation, we’ll all understand how we can best help you to move forward.

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There is no cost or obligation for this initial consultation. It is simply an opportunity for us to get to know each other, answer your questions and learn if Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. is the right law firm for you. Give us a call at 631-923-1910 or fill in the short form below for your free consultation and case evaluation.

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Tammy Granville
Tammy Granville
11:49 04 Jul 21
Everyone was very professional. Never had to call to get an update on my case. Someone always updated me on a regular basis.
Anastasia R
Anastasia R
22:45 17 Dec 20
I went to see Rob for a modification for my child custody agreement to relocate, I can honestly say that working with Rob and Christine has been the best experience. I cannot recommend them enough I only wish I had seen them sooner. They are prompt with communication, and they are honest which I appreciate so much. They do not give you fake promises and they do their best to fight for what you want which they do amazingly well! You can tell they are passionate about what they do and care about their clients. A very important aspect of lawyer client relationship for me is an open line of communication, the anxiety of the unknown always gets the best of us. The fact they were always available whether it be phone call or email to answer any question was extremely comforting and exactly what I needed. I am not well versed with laws and regulation so knowing I had Rob and his partners there when I was unsure or conflicted was extremely needed and greatly appreciated.When it comes to family court it's never easy but having Rob and his partner by my side I felt extremely comfortable and he helped me have realistic expectations. Please TRUST HIM!! If you're looking for a lawyer (at least for my end from child custody/Family Court) don't look any further you will not be disappointed. I hope to never have to use them again but in the event I have to, they are going to be my forever first call.


  • I have known Robert for more than 8 eight years. Robert has represented many of my family and friends. Each and every one has raved about Robert’s professionalism and expertise. He is knowledgable, friendly and truly cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to continue to refer Robert and his firm in the future!
  • I’ve known Robert for most of my life, and feel very fortunate that I have been able to turn to a good friend for various kinds of legal advice. He is very intelligent, straight forward, and professional. Most importantly though, Robert always finds the fastest resolution, and will not waste your time or money. He is NOT in the habit of dragging things through litigation if there is no need for the added expense. I have referred a few of my friends to Robert, and they have all been more than satisfied in their experience with him. Highly recommend!!



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