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Contested Divorce, Long Island, NY

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If you and your spouse do not see eye-to-eye on the terms of your divorce, you have a Contested Divorce and need to seek the protection an experienced Long Island divorce attorney can provide. A Contested Divorce is one in which the parties cannot come to an agreement on a least one issue.  Such disagreement can typically spread to other issues as well, including custody, visitation, child support, maintenance and equitable distribution of marital assets.

As experienced Long Island Divorce Attorneys, we see many different kinds of divorces and have helped many clients start over by tirelessly representing them in their Contested divorces. One way we are able to accomplish this is through our zealous advocacy during your Contested Divorce.

Protect Your Rights & Assets with an Experienced Divorce Attorney

contested divorce protect rights assetsThere will be many instances in which your spouse and his or her attorney will attempt to receive more than that to which they are entitled. In a Contested Divorce, it is critical that you contact an experienced Long Island Divorce Attorney to protect your rights and assets right away.

The Long Island Divorce and Family Law firm of Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., PC is dedicated to ensuring that you receive all that you are entitled to, and, making sure you do not over-pay, or over-compensate, your spouse. We work tirelessly to get our clients the most favorable outcome and secure a fresh start for yourself and your children.

“Robert Hornberger is an outstanding attorney. He is professional, intelligent and an excellent communicator. He relates well to his clients. He is personable and easy to approach. I feel totally comfortable discussing all aspects of my divorce with him. Mr. Hornberger ‘s response time is impeccable. He gives 100 percent to his clients,100 percent of the time. Mr. Hornberger and his legal team prepare his strategy with a level of skill and expertise that is superior to all others. I feel confident knowing that he is representing me in my divorce. I would without hesitation recommend Robert Hornberger to anyone going through the difficult time of a divorce. He is bar none the best out there….. THE BEST!!!”

Do Not Let Your Spouse Take Advantage of Youspouse take advantage of you in divorce

During your Long Island Divorce, it is likely that your spouse and his or her attorney will attempt to intimidate you and make you believe you are not entitled to what is rightfully yours. Do not let this happen to you.

Your spouse may also be asking you for assets that you have earned during the course of the marriage. While he or she may be entitled to a certain share or portion, it is important not to let your spouse get carried away. In many cases, he or she may attempt to squeeze harder than necessary and receive additional sums that they are not entitled to.

As soon as you make the decision to divorce, or, as soon as you get served with papers from your spouse, it is time to find an experienced Long Island Divorce Attorney. Having an experienced Divorce Attorney advocating for you can make all the difference when resolving your divorce. We have worked with countless clients to make sure that they are not getting “taken to the cleaners” or “raked over the coals.” This is especially important to protect your future. Without a fair settlement between you and your spouse, it will be incredibly challenging to move forward with your post-divorce life.

At our firm, we relish the opportunity to zealously protect your rights and assets and ensure you are not taken advantage of. We work tirelessly to make sure that you receive what you are rightfully entitled to and don’t pay a penny more than you need to.


Your Marriage is a Partnership, Be Sure You’re Fairly Compensated

Without your contributions to your marriage, your spouse would not have been able to accomplish all that he or she has been able to during the course of your marriage. You have been a vital part of his or her endeavors. Those contributions must be recognized when negotiating your Long Island Divorce.

It is important to contact an experienced Long Island Divorce Attorney as early as possible. During your free consultation, we can discuss the variety of ways that you have contributed to the marriage, and what those contributions mean in the context of your Long Island Divorce.

Protect Your Future

It is important to keep in mind your long-term goals while going through your Long Island Divorce. Eventually, you may wish to relocate, buy a new home, start a new job, remarry, retire or go on that dream vacation you’ve been putting off. All of these are exciting events that you should have the resources to do in your post-divorce life.

When negotiating and settling your Divorce, it is important to have an experienced Divorce Attorney represent your interests. Having the right person advocating for you can help to ensure that you have the freedom and resources to live a full and happy post-divorce life.

Links to More Information about Contested Divorce on Long Island

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Ann Masten
Ann Masten
17:48 12 May 20
I am a paralegal in an unrelated field of law. I phoned Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. today intending to refer a client to their office. Instead (and despite that we are the midst of the present crisis), Mr. Hornberger himself graciously accommodated my questions over the telephone, and was generous with his time and adroit in his response, saving our client a small fortune in unnecessary legal fees. I have not had any similar experience, in which counsel was so generous with his expertise, in 22+ years of interacting with prominent, local attorneys, and the client is overjoyed. Based on this experience, I would now whole -heartedly recommend this firm as trusted professionals to any client requiring a firm expert in family law and related legal issues.
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!


  • 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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