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How Much Does a Divorce Cost on Long Island?

“How much will my divorce cost?” is a question that most clients or prospective clients naturally ask. Of course, this is a question that is impossible to answer because the circumstances of every divorce is different. Some divorces are Contested, while others are Uncontested. Some divorces can be accomplished through Divorce Mediation, while others require Divorce Litigation. Some couples have few tangible assets and no children, while others have large financial holdings, businesses and many children.

Each and every case that the firm handles is different and requires an appropriate solution for that family. Some clients enter our door with the outline of an agreement with their spouse in their hand, while others enter my door looking for a resolution that is polar opposite from that which their spouse desires.

How Much Will Your Divorce Cost? 3 Criteria

The answer to this question depends upon three main criteria:

1. The Method of Divorce

Contested? Uncontested? Mediation? Litigation? Collaborative? …

2. The Complexity of Your Case

Children? No Children? Large Number or Amount of Assets? Business? …

3. The Willingness of your Spouse to Settle or Negotiate

Contentious? Combative? Amicable? …

We Are Committed to Keeping Your Divorce Cost as Low as Possible

The divorce attorneys at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. are committed to keeping the firms fees affordable for Long Islanders like you while ensuring that you receive the representation that you expect and deserve. Therefore, the answer to the question “how much does a divorce cost” is not as simple as you may think. It is impossible to know the total cost without knowing the specifics of your case and which type of divorce resolution methodology you are seeking. Then of course, your spouse’s and his or her attorney’s objectives may be very different than your own and until we learn where they are coming from will we have an idea of what will be required to resolve your case.

We Keep Your Divorce Cost Down By Providing the Best Information for You to Make the Best Decisions

Our immediate role as your divorce attorney is to gather the appropriate information to guide you to help you make the best decisions for you and your future and to protect your interests. Ultimately, the decision of how long it takes to settle your case falls on you and your spouse. The sooner that happens, the lower your cost will be.

How Much Your Divorce Will Cost Comes Down to How Long It Takes to Resolve

What it comes down to is how long is it going to take to resolve your case? The more you and your spouse can agree upon, the shorter the duration of your case and the less it will cost for your divorce. The more issues you and your spouse cannot agree upon and ‘fight’ over, the more time your attorney will be required to spend on you case, the longer it will take to settle and therefore, the more it will cost.

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Is There Such a Thing as a $450 or $399 Divorce?

You may have seen advertisements stating that a lawyer will get your a divorce for a very low cost, like $399 or $450. These are sometimes on billboards, print advertising and websites. In most cases, however, very few people will qualify for these low-cost divorces. While you may find other attorneys advertising a $450 or $399  divorce, what these attorneys are not be telling you is that to qualify for the $450 or $399 divorce you and your spouse must have no issues or disagreements regarding your children (including custody and support); property distribution (including which one of you keeps your home); or spousal maintenance (or alimony), and are looking for a simple uncontested divorce. What this means is that you and your spouse are willing to waive any and all claims you may have against each other in your divorce proceeding, including property distribution and any type of financial support. And, the $450 or $399 divorce requires that your spouse willingly and voluntarily executes any and all documents necessary to submit your divorce to the court. if your spouse will not sign the paperwork, you will be required to enter a new retainer agreement with any law firm to handle your divorce on a contested basis, which means that you and your spouse do not agree on the terms of a resolution. A contested divorce will be charged at an hourly rate which will greatly exceed the alleged $450 or $399 initially advertised. Therefore, even if you are willing to waive any and all claims you may have in your divorce, your spouse may not be, and without mutual consent, the $450 or $399 divorce is not possible. Read this article for more information on these low-cost divorce ads:

There is No Such Thing as a $399 (or $450) Divorce from a Long Island Divorce Lawyer

Experienced Long Island divorce lawyer warns you not to believe misleading claims of $399 divorce.


Links to More Information About How Much Does a Divorce Cost

Select a link below for more answers to your questions about Divorce Costs in Nassau County and Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

How Much Time & Money for Divorce on Long Island, NY

Learn the factors that determine how much your divorce will cost & how long it will take to be better prepared to reduce the time & cost of your divorce.

What happens if I don’t have enough money to pay for an attorney?

There are many options available to pay legal fees. In some cases courts can require the spouse with the larger income to pay the legal fees of other spouse

Who Is Responsible for Legal Fees in Long Island Divorce?

How to determine if you or your spouse will be required to pay the legal fees for your divorce and what you should be doing now to protect yourself.

Divorce Attorney Long Island Explains Legal Fees

What you need to know about legal fees for divorce BEFORE hiring a divorce attorney on Long Island.

Cheap Divorce Is Expensive Without an Attorney

Cheap divorce or do-it-yourself divorce can be Very Expensive when you find your interests are not protected. Call 631-923-1910 for an affordable divorce.

Divorce Lawyer Long Island Tells How To Reduce Your Legal Fees

Long Island Divorce Lawyer reveals secrets to keeping your legal fees as low as possible during your Nassau County or Suffolk County divorce.

Ensure Your Long Island Divorce Attorney is Not Overcharging You

Divorce is expensive. Learn how to ensure your Long Island divorce attorney is not overcharging you.

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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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