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How Divorce Mediation Works at the Long Island, NY Law Firm of Robert E. Hornberger, P.C.

For many Long Island couples, divorce mediation offers a better way to end your marriage by minimizing the emotional and financial strain that often accompany other methods of divorce. Our divorce mediators’ goals are to make ending your marriage simple and enable you to complete the process quickly, easily, inexpensively and with the least stress . Really, it is a two-step process.

Step 1. Free Initial Consultation

You and your spouse come to our offices to meet with an experienced and compassionate Divorce Attorney who is specially trained in Divorce Mediation on Long Island for approximately one hour. Your divorce mediator will discuss New York State Divorce Law all your separation and divorce options, pros and cons, costs, etc. He or she will review litigation, mediation, collaboration and other dispute resolution methods so that you and your spouse can make an informed decision about how you wish to proceed. There is no cost for this consultation. We want you to know your options and make the choice that’s right for your unique situation and relationship.

Should you and your spouse decide that divorce mediation is the best option for your family, your divorce mediator will explain what you can expect during the mediation process and answer any of your questions. During a relaxed, yet professional meeting, we will uncover the issues that must be resolved, and, in some cases, help you resolve several of those during the initial free consultation.

The goal of our initial consultation is to ensure you understand the issues involved in your divorce or separation and help explain how the mediation process will work. We are also looking to understand each of your views and positions on the various issues.

At the end of the meeting you will have a guide that outlines the issues you and your spouse will need to resolve, with the assistance of your divorce mediator, to arrive at a complete resolution of your divorce or separation.

Step 2. Divorce Mediation Sessions

When you retain a divorce mediator from Robert E. Hornberger, PC, Attorneys & Counselors at Law, your mediator will lead you through a series of two-hour mediation sessions. The number of these sessions varies with the complexity of the issues involved in their particular cases and the couple’s ability to communicate and work out their differences, but most couples require just two or three sessions. The sessions are spaced as close or far apart as you desire.

While just one divorce mediator is usually necessary in mediation, you and your spouse are free to retain another attorney to independently advise you through the mediation process or to review the final agreement.

Because there are usually fewer attorneys involved, fewer time-consuming visits to the county courthouses, and more open and honest communication, the cost of mediation is usually a small fraction of the cost of any other form of dispute resolution, especially litigation. Our Long Island divorce attorneys provide mediation services for a fixed fee. We charge one fixed fee for a defined number of mediation sessions.

Divorce is a Restructuring of the Family

If you have children, your divorce or separation will affect them for the rest of their lives. You owe it to your children to seek a cost effective and less adversarial resolution to you case.

The Long Island, NY divorce lawyers at Robert E. Hornberger, P.C. regularly and successfully mediate divorces for families like you from our offices in Melville, NY. We are happy to meet with you to discuss how we can help you.

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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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Schedule your complimentary consultation and case evaluation with our experienced attorneys today. When you call, you'll speak to our friendly Client Services Director, who will be able to answer your general questions and set up your appointment with an attorney who specializes in your unique case.

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