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Conditions for Divorce Mediation, Long Island, NY

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Divorce Mediation is an alternative to a Contested or Uncontested Divorce. In Divorce Mediation, you and your spouse have not reached an agreement on many, if any, of the issues of your divorce, but you’re willing to work on them. In this case, you both will hire one Divorce Mediator for the two of you. Your divorce mediator will serve as a neutral third-party to guide you through your Settlement Agreement and help you finalize your divorce. You and your spouse will lead the conversation and will be the ones to ultimately settle all issues in your divorce.


You Must Be Able to Communicate with Your Spouse

In order to have a successful Divorce Mediation, you and your spouse must be able to properly and openly communicate. You must be able to speak respectfully to each other and effectively communicate your wishes. It is very important that both you and your spouse have clear goals in mind. It is also very important that you and your spouse be willing to compromise and cooperate. Your divorce mediator, as a neutral third-party, cannot make a final decision for you and your spouse but will help you and your spouse to make your own decisions.


Mediation Is the Most Efficient Method of Divorce

While divorce mediation is one of the most efficient methods of resolving your Long Island Divorce, it is also very important that you and your spouse make the appropriate time commitment to your Divorce Mediation. In a Divorce Mediation, you will sit with your divorce mediator for as many sessions as it takes (it could be as little as one session, or as many as five or six, depending upon the number of issues to be resolved and how quickly you can resolve them) to reach an agreement you both are satisfied with. There are no belabored Court Conferences and drawn out Trials. As such, you and your spouse need to ensure that you both have the time to sit down with your divorce mediator and put the work in. You need to be willing to have productive meetings and make real progress when you discuss your Divorce with your Mediator. He or she will be able to guide your discussions and ensure that you both stay on topic. It is best that you and your spouse have ample time to sit and discuss the issues important to your Divorce Mediation, as being in a rush to get through your mediation session will not produce the best results.


Divorce Mediation Is Least Stressful & Most Cost-Effective

Divorce Mediation is also the least stressful and most cost-effective way to get divorced on Long Island. It is a straightforward process that ensures you and your spouse can move forward quickly. When you and your spouse can settle your divorce in an amicable and respectful way through effective communication, chances are you will have a much better relationship with your spouse post-divorce as well. This is critical if you have children together. A divorce can be a very tumultuous time for children and to have parents that are able to effectively co-parent after a divorce is invaluable. Divorce Mediation is the first step toward this goal of cooperative co-parenting.


Divorce Mediator Will File All Legal Divorce Papers

When you and your spouse have reached a final agreement, your divorce mediator will draft your Stipulation of Settlement. This Stipulation will serve as your Divorce Agreement and will help guide you through your post-divorce life. Your Stipulation will contain all the provisions of the agreement you reached with your spouse during your Divorce Mediation. This will be filed with the appropriate County Clerk, along with your Submission Packet. The Submission Packet will also be prepared and submitted by your divorce mediator. Having a Long Island Divorce Attorney’s Office prepare these documents will additionally streamline your Divorce Mediation process, helping you to achieve the post-divorce life you want, without breaking the bank or over-burdening your emotions.


Contact Us When You’re Ready for Divorce Mediation

To learn more about Divorce Mediation on Long Island and how it can save you time, money and stress, visit this page: How Divorce Mediation Works and its Benefits for Families in Nassau, Suffolk, Long Island. When you are ready to sit down with an experienced Long Island Divorce Mediator, call 631-923-1910 to set up your free consultation.

“We were looking for a divorce that was as economical and fast as possible. Robert Hornberger gave us exactly what we wanted. He conducted himself professionally at all times. He didn’t waste any time. He made the process easy and skillfully guided us through any disagreements. He saw us in the evening so we didn’t have to miss work. I have never been to court and he was very thorough with his instructions about what to do so all would run smoothly. Everything did go smoothly. I highly recommend Robert as your mediator.”


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Everett Roberts
Everett Roberts
14:30 18 Mar 20
Going through a divorce was very challenging and emotional. Searching for an attorney can be challenging as well when you consider everything that is at stake. The choice I made to work with Rob Hornberger was surely the best choice available. His professionalism, expertise, and understanding made him and the entire team perfectly suited to achieve the outcomes I desired. Rob was always available to answer my questions and give me advice and legal considerations that affected my situation. The support I received from his staff was exemplary as well. The staff was courteous, kind, and also very professional. Thank you so much Rob and team for a worry free experience.
Annemarie Cusumano
Annemarie Cusumano
21:41 17 Mar 20
Being in family court especially when your children are on the line is extremely emotional and stressful but working with Robert and Christine put me at ease and made the process as pleasant as a situation like that can be. I have a now 3 year old daughter (who is the most important person in my life) and I've been working with them for over two years since my daughter was 7 months old, the case has been up and down and through it all Rob and Christine have never given up. My original case was due to a neglect charge. Cps is not easy to work with, but Rob and Christine were vigilant and I ended up getting my daughter back within 8 months and did not have to plead guilty to the neglect. Currently I am in family court to figure out a custody agreement. They are professional, empathetic, and patient. They have always explained everything thoroughly, informed me of all my options and advised me of what my best option would be. They always respond quickly when I contact them with questions or concerns and most importantly they fight for me in court and don't give up even when things get rough. Before hiring Rob and Christine I met with other attorneys who did not make me feel confident or comfortable at all about my case, so I am very grateful to have found Rob and Christine and to be represented by such great attorneys. I highly recommend them for any family court matters and will definitely continue to use them in the future if needed.
Steven Frierman
Steven Frierman
02:25 07 Mar 20
After meeting with 3 different lawyers, we felt Robert understood us best and he genuinely had our best interests at heart. This helped us resolve a few minor issues in a timely fashion and make a potentially stressful situation go more smoothly.Thank you
Randi Gottlieb
Randi Gottlieb
18:47 03 Mar 20
Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. - Mr. Robert Hornberger and his staff are beyond professional, they quickly gave me my consultation appointment, and helped me with an after-Divorce issue. Mr. Hornberger was empathetic and explained to me what I should expect. Mr. Hornberger was extremely professional and advised me of my options, he helped me proceed with accurate and smart decisions. I wish I had Mr. Hornberger and his highly recommended staff when I was getting divorced. I would highly recommend Robert and his staff to anyone who is getting a divorce or in need of help with situations after the divorce!
Rob Spielmann
Rob Spielmann
22:15 27 Feb 20
They made our process so easy. They were there to answer and help with any questions that came up. Very friendly


  • 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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