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Long Island Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys

Long Island Divorce Lawyers & Family Law Attorneys for Complex & Simple Divorce & Family Law Cases in Nassau County & Suffolk County

When you have a divorce or family law matter, you need experienced, aggressive representation you can trust in and out of court. The Long Island Divorce Lawyers and Family Law Attorneys at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. have served over 1,000+ clients throughout Nassau County and Suffolk County with the finest representation for their divorce and family law matters for over 20 years. Read our reviews to learn what our clients have to say about our service and results. Our clients love us because we protect their interests, get them what they need and don’t waste their time or money.

Our mid-sized Long Island Divorce Law Firm is neither a boutique, high-end law firm with exorbitant rates, nor a “divorce factory”, churning out impersonal divorce papers day-after-day with little concern for our clients. We are an experienced family law firm that cares about every one of our clients and works hard to get them the best results possible, in and out of a courtroom. Whether you need your rights and property protected in a contentious Litigated Divorce, or you are looking for a quick, inexpensive Uncontested Divorce, we have the resources and experience to back you up, protect your interests, and ensure you receive everything you are entitled to and need to move on with your life post-divorce. Contact us today at 631-923-1910 for a complimentary consultation and case evaluation.


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Contested Divorce

Proven negotiators get you what you need & deserve

Litigated Divorce

Aggressive, experienced courtroom litigators

Child Support

Protect your children & their future

Spousal Support

Ensure you have the resources to move on

Orders of Protection

Protect yourself & your family

Father’s Rights

Divorce & family law does not have to favor mothers

Uncontested Divorce

Many methods to expedite your divorce efficiently

Divorce Mediation

Divorce quicker, cheaper, without stress

Child Custody

Protect your rights to your children

Child Abuse Defense

Get protection from false accusations

Property Division

Protect your assets & get what you deserve

Pre- & Post Nuptial Agreements

Minimize future conflict




Darlene Iglio
Darlene Iglio
15:27 30 Jul 22
Robert has been my attorney for 14+ years. Through the years he has taken every call, and responded to every email,... even when we were not dealing with an active court matter. Most recently, he, and his amazing team, did everything to see me through a lengthy and draining child support modification. His experience with Divorce, and Family Court, matters makes him extremely knowledgeable; therefore, if he doesn’t feel you can benefit from an action, he will advise you as much. He is not in this business to charge you fees just for the sake of making money. He will listen to you, take your feelings into consideration, and then take the time to explain how the Law works. The Courts do not care about your feelings but he, and his entire firm, genuinely do care about you AND work to obtain the best possible outcome! All the while, truly understanding these matters are very difficult to go through emotionally AND the financial impact they have on you. I highly recommend Robert and his firm… you will not be more
86 Godhand
86 Godhand
00:41 30 Jul 22
Mr Hornberger is an absolute amazing lawyer. He helped me on every level weather it be answering emails extremely fast,... always called me back right aways and never acted frustrated towards me and my thousand questions. Mr Hornberger is extremely personable, caring and smart. I would highly highly recommend him to anyone especially someone like me who has no idea what court is going to be like. Again a great person and an even better lawyerread more
Jenny Allen
Jenny Allen
13:26 18 Jun 22
Mr. Hornberger was so helpful to me in a recent consultation. He gave me his time generously, listened patiently,... offered clear counsel, and said I didn't actually need further legal services in a particular matter, which I really more
Elizabeth Martin
Elizabeth Martin
21:06 25 Jan 22
The team at Hornberger Verbitsky made me feel at ease after I retained them after a 3 year contested divorce process. I... like their approach with how they educate you on ways to get the best outcome in your divorce. Mr. Hornberger made me feel heard and was compassionate to my case while also being aggressive in the courtroom to help me get the most positive outcome. He prevented my case from having to go to trial and he closed the deal in my long drawn out emotional divorce. I was happy that I retained him and would recommend him to anyone that is going through a high conflict more
rrezarta lekaj
rrezarta lekaj
20:47 24 Nov 21
Christine is truly the best there is. She is beyond professional, personable, genuine, extremely trusting, and has made... such a stressful and emotional time for my family and I easier to get through. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your guidance, your support, and being there every step of the way. I would highly recommend Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. to anyone that is in need for legal advice - you will be in the best more
Janine Martello D'onofrio
Janine Martello D'onofrio
21:00 02 Oct 21
Rob and Christine are the very best out there!I can not say enough about them. They both have helped me so much in... different matters throughout the last several years . They have gone over and beyond!I highly recommend this law firm !read more
Tara Tocci
Tara Tocci
20:59 17 Sep 21
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!read more
cristina romero
cristina romero
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 more
16:57 17 Sep 21
Rob and his team are by far one of the greatest! Patty is amazing and will make sure all of your questions are... addressed and responded to. Rob and his team made a very tough time in my life as simple as possible. Rob is extremely knowledgeable and very empathetic. Patty was a pleasure to work with and I would recommend this firm to anyone that needs a great divorce attorney. Thank you for all of your help!read more
Angela Thearle
Angela Thearle
00:21 07 Aug 21
Hornberger law was the best choice I made when I needed to go to family court with my ex for custody of my children.... They were there at any time when I neeeded them. Going through a custody battle can be a huge emotional rollercoaster and very painful. They helped me through it and made it less painful and heartbreaking. And I got the outcome plus more than I expectedread more
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... more
LilMissPerfct Dessie
LilMissPerfct Dessie
06:46 11 Feb 21
I am a graduate of Norland English nanny college. I thank God every day that Mr. Robert Hornberger protected my clients... in the legal ways i could not. Children are a blessing not a blender to be fought over during some silly spat!read more
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 more
A Google User
A Google User
15:42 16 Sep 20
I hired Robert to handle a child custody and child support matter. He was prompt and professional and was able to... achieve a result that 3 prior attorneys could not. He and his staff made a stressful situation easy. I highly recommend his more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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!read more
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
Ashley Hubner
Ashley Hubner
20:30 14 Feb 20
Navigating my divorce was a challenging experience to say the least, but I was supported and guided every step of the... way by my attorney, Robert. With the daunting task of hiring a divorce lawyer, I knew I would need someone with the right combination of knowledge, compassion and integrity. Robert has a strong background in family law, sincere character and direct communication to be superior to the others. He and his staff were professional and caring. I always felt I was in good hands. I highly recommend the Law Offices Hornberger and Verbitsky for the legal expertise, compassion and understanding of the many complex facets associated with more
Thomas Livingston
Thomas Livingston
21:31 26 Jan 20
Robert and Christine are the epitome of professionalism. They helped us with the purchase of our new home. They were... efficient, dedicated, and focused on making our closing as seamless as more
Sheila Vasata
Sheila Vasata
23:35 14 Jan 20
Robert Hornberger has been a friend of mine and my family for years. He has helped us all in ways that are too... numerable to mention. I went through a divorce that I don’t think I could’ve done if I didn’t have Robert by my side. He is vivacious, motivated, knowledgeable, and has an extreme desire to succeed and excel...and he does! He goes over and above for all of his clientele. I would recommend his law firm to anybody who is looking for a Great Lawyer with integrity!read more
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What Makes Our Long Island Divorce Law Firm Unique

Long Island Divorce Lawyers Recognized for Aggressive, Compassionate Solutions for Divorce & Family Law Clients throughout Nassau & Suffolk

Built upon caring, compassionate concern for you and your family, the family law attorneys at our firm have been recognized by our clients and peers for providing solutions that fit the needs of our clients, whether that’s Uncontested Divorce, Divorce Mediation for amicable spouses, or aggressive divorce litigation for more complex cases.


When you need an aggressive family law attorney who is going to fight for your rights as if they were our own, you want the divorce lawyers at Hornberger Verbitsky P.C. No matter how many cases we have handled, each one is personal to us and we will work as hard we can to get you the best results. Sometimes there’s just no way out of litigating your divorce in a Nassau County or Suffolk County court. If you have to go to court, you want to be represented by an attorney that has the skills, experience and resources to protect your rights and assets as well those of your children. Litigated divorce cases can become very complex. Our experienced divorce attorneys aggressively litigate complex cases in Nassau County and Suffolk County courts on a daily basis. We understand the intricacies of New York’s equitable distribution laws and will protect your financial interests to the fullest extent of the law. We know the strengths and weaknesses of opposing attorneys, and the preferences of judges and court staff and will use that experience to ensure you get the best outcome possible in your unique circumstances. When you have to fight, you want the aggressive representation of the attorneys at Hornberger Verbitsky P.C.



There’s no substitute for experience. We are in Nassau County and Suffolk County courtrooms every day. We know the intricacies and attitudes of every judge and every attorney and will use that knowledge to your benefit. We are committed to staying on top of the latest legal decisions in New York, and especially as it’s practiced on Long Island. We provide regular, noteworthy advice in our weekly divorce law blog articles to provide you with the latest developments in Long Island divorce law. We’ve even published a book with all the information you need to know before you hire a divorce lawyer. Download the “Guide to New York Divorce: What You Need to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer in New York” by Robert E. Hornberger, Esq.

You need both the current knowledge of the law and the experience of how to apply that knowledge to get the best results. We know the strengths and weaknesses of opposing attorneys, and the preferences of judges and court staff and will use that experience to ensure you get the best outcome in your unique circumstances. The staff at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. have over 40 years of experience in divorce and Family law matters.


It’s simple: we don’t like to lose. It’s a point of professional pride to not let another attorney get the better of us, including attorneys who try to drag out the process to drive up their fees. We will do everything in our power to resolve your case as quickly as possible so you can put this chapter of your life behind you. We’ll do everything in our power to protect your rights today, and for your future.


The devil is in the details. This is law, after all. It’s critical that every “t” is crossed and every “i” is dotted to ensure your divorce agreement will stand up over time. Perfection is a discipline instilled by our founder and reinforced every day.

5 Ways Our Long Island Divorce Law Firm Can Help

#1. We don’t take “No” for an answer.

Results matter and we care about achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

#2. We aren’t afraid of the word “Trial.”  

Most lawyers in this area tell their clients that they’re trial attorneys but they really aren’t. If necessary, this firm takes cases to trial to get it’s clients the best outcome.

#3. We aren’t afraid to say “No.”  

Our integrity is everything. We don’t tell our clients what they want to hear, we tell our clients the truth.

#4. We don’t let anyone mess with our clients’ rights to their children.

If you interfere with our clients’ rights we will take you to court right away.

#5. There are Rules and they must be followed. 

We don’t tolerate litigants, other attorneys or even sometimes judges avoiding following the rules of court.

“[They] stood up for me and made a painful experience easier.”



1. Experienced Attorneys Fighting for Your Best Interests

So you don’t have to.

2. Thorough Case Evaluation

So you know where you stand, the options available to you, and how to get what you deserve.

3. Caring, Compassionate Attorneys

Who will listen to you and your needs and fight for your rights.

4. Protection from Making Expensive Mistakes

You might otherwise pay for the rest of your life.

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“At arguably the most difficult time in my life, Christine helped me cope with my situation and gave me a solid basis for hope going forward. She got to know me. She understood what I wanted and helped me understand my legal options. Christine is intelligent, incredibly well-versed in the law and was able to pro-actively take the bull by the horns in caring for both my legal and emotional needs. Instead of letting things drag on, Christine stayed on top of my case and kept costs at a minimum. She was always available to me, fast, efficient, knowledgeable, and caring. I highly recommend her professional services.”

— Libby Tolson


Download today to learn the secrets to a successful divorce & ensure your happiness for years to come

New York Divorce Guide

In This Guide You’ll LEARN …

• How to Know if It’s Time for a Divorce
• Divorce or Legal Separation:
Which is Right for Me?
• What are the Grounds for Divorce in New York State?
• How to Find the Right Divorce Lawyer
• What Are Your Child Custody Options
• The Ins & Outs of Child Support on Long Island
• Do I Have to Pay Spousal Maintenance?
• How Does ‘Equitable Distribution’ Effect My Divorce?
• What Other Options Do I Have to End My Marriage?
• How Do I Move On & Enjoy a Healthy Life
After My Long Island Divorce?

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In This Guide You’ll LEARN …

• How to Prepare Yourself for Your Divorce
• Why It’s Best if You Don’t Move Out
• Why You Should Always Act as If
Someone Is Always Watching
• How to Keep Your Cool
• How to Manage Interactions with Your Children
• Why You Should Keep Records of Interactions
with Your Ex-Spouse
• How to Prepare Your Documents
• How to Hire the Right Attorney for Your Case
• Why You Need to Be Honest with Your Lawyer
• How to Give Your Attorney the Tools They Need
to Build the Result You Want
• Why It’s Important that You Don’t
Waste Your Attorney’s Time
• How to Set Yourself Up for Success
• Patience, Persistence, and Pragmatism Are Key
to a Successful Divorce
• How to Get Help