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Family Law Lawyer – Long Island, NY

Family Law Lawyer Long Island

Family Law lawyers who will look after your needs as if they were his or her own, look no farther than the experienced and compassionate family law firm of Robert E. Hornberger, Esq., PC.

We have a great deal of experience representing and helping people just like you through the many often complex areas of family law in Nassau County and Suffolk County Family Court. Our compassionate and understanding team of family law attorneys recognizes the emotional nature of Family Court matters and are ready to help to take some of the burden off you as we resolve your case for you with the least amount of stress, strain and expense on you and your family.

The Family Courts on Long Island, NY have extensive jurisdiction over all domestic matters. The Family Law Courts in Nassau County and Suffolk County have the authority to make legal decisions on cases involving Abuse and Neglect (Child Protective Proceedings), Adoption, Child Custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence, Foster Care, Guardianship, Juvenile Delinquency, Paternity, Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) and Child Support and Spousal Support.

 

Family Law Lawyer Helps Families Throughout Long Island, NY

The Family Law lawyers at Robert E. Hornberger, P.C., Attorneys and Counselors at Law have successfully represented all types Family Court matters throughout the State of New York including Suffolk, Nassau, Queens, Kings, New York and Bronx Counties. Your case assignment is dependent upon the geographical location of the parties. For example, if all parties to a case reside in Nassau County, your cases will be heard in Nassau County Family Court. The same holds true for Suffolk County, Queens County, Kings County, etc.

Established in 1962, New York State created the Family Court system as a successor court to the preexisting Children’s Court.  Proceedings are initiated by filing a petition, which are available upon request from the General County Clerk’s Office or from the appropriate county’s Family Court website.

 

Family Law Lawyer Practice Areas on Long Island, NY:

 

Abuse and Neglect

family law lawyer long island abuse neglaectAbuse and Neglect are serious issues in the United States today. This type of violence, whether physical or emotional, affects people in every stage of life, from infants to the elderly. Tens of thousands of people die each year from these serious crimes and tens of thousands more are left physically and emotionally scarred from the effects of Abuse and Neglect. If you are a victim of Abuse or Neglect, contact a family law lawyer at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. immediately to protect yourself and your children.

 

Child Protective Proceedings

family law lawyer long island Child ProtectIconWhen a child less than eighteen years old has been abused or neglected or is in danger of being abused or neglected, a petition may be filed by a child-protective agency asking the Family Court to assist in protecting the child. The court then holds hearings to decide if the allegations are true and if so, what action the court should take to protect the child. A family law attorney at the law office of Robert E. Hornberger, P.C. can help protect your child.

 

Child Custody and Visitation

family law lawyer long island child CustodyThere are many types of Child Custody and Visitation schedules accepted in New York State courts. Which one is right for you is a decision only you and your family can decide for yourselves and your children. Contact a family law lawyer today to learn how we can help set up a Custody and Visitation schedule that is in the best interests of your children.

 

 

Domestic Violence

family law lawyer long island Domestic ViolenceSimilar to Abuse and Neglect, Domestic Violence, also known as domestic abuse, spousal abuse, battering, family violence, and intimate partner violence (IPV), is a pattern of abusive behaviors by one partner against another in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, or cohabitation. Domestic violence has many forms, including physical aggression or assault, threats, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, controlling or domineering behavior, intimidation, stalking, passive/covert abuse and economic deprivation. If you or someone you know is a victim of Domestic Violence, our office immediately to help put a stop to this awful pattern of abuse.

 

Guardianship

family law lawyer long island GuardianshipCaregivers can assume legal guardianship of a child in out-of-home care without termination of parental rights, as is required for an adoption. Legal guardianship is more durable but more complex than transfer of custody to caregivers. Guardianship is most frequently used by relative caregivers who wish to provide a permanent home for the child and maintain relationships with extended family members. If you need legal advice regarding Guardianship of a child, contact a family law lawyer at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. at 631-923-1910 today.

 

Juvenile Delinquency

family law lawyer long island juvenile DelinquencyJuvenile delinquency, also known as youth crime, is participation in illegal behavior by minors. A juvenile delinquent is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an act that otherwise would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult. Depending on the type and severity of the offense, it is possible for persons under 18 to be charged and tried as adults. Contact a family law attorney at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. today at 631-923-1910 for more information and representation.

 

Paternity

family law lawyer long island PaternityPaternity is the legal acknowledgment of the parental relationship between a man and a child. A child born to the wife during a marriage is the husband’s child under the “presumption of legitimacy”, and the husband is assigned complete rights, duties and obligations to the child. These rights, duties and obligations, however, can be rebutted by evidence to the contrary. In the case of an unwed mother, a man may come forward and accept the paternity of the child, the mother may petition the court for a determination, or paternity can be determined by estoppel over time. For more information about Paternity, contact a family law lawyer at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. at 631-923-1910 today.

 

Child Support

family law lawyer long island PaternityIn family law and public policy, child support (or child maintenance) is an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child after their divorce. Most often the non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent. Contact a family law attorney at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. at 631-923-1910 today for a free consultation.

 

 

Spousal Support

family law lawyer long island Child SupportIn a New York divorce, the court will decide whether either spouse is entitled to spousal maintenance (sometimes referred to as alimony). Today, the courts in New York look at approximately different 20 factors in deciding whether to award spousal maintenance. Read more about Spousal Support here then contact a family law lawyer at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. at 631-923-1910 today for a free consultation.

 

Pre-Nuptial Agreements

family law lawyer long island Prenuptial agreementA prenuptial agreement, commonly abbreviated to “prenup”, is a contract entered into by two people prior to marriage and commonly including provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce. contact a family law attorney at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. at 631-923-1910 today for a free consultation.

 

 

 

Post-Nuptial Agreements

family law lawyer long island Postnuptial agreementA postnuptial agreement is a written contract executed after a couple is married to settle the couple’s affairs and assets in the event of a separation or divorce. It is normally “notarized” or acknowledged, and is usually the subject of statute of frauds. Like a prenuptial agreement, it can vary widely, but commonly includes provisions for division of property and spousal support in the event of divorce, death of one of the spouses, or breakup. Contact a family law lawyer at Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. at 631-923-1910 today for a free consultation.

 

Our Family Law Lawyer Record of Success on Long Island

To learn more about what you need to know about Family Law Courts on Long Island and how to get help to protect yourself and your future, visit this page: https://divorce-longisland.com/what-cases-family-law/ The experienced and compassionate Long Island Family Law attorneys at the law firm of Robert E. Hornberger, P.C. in Melville, successfully represent families like yoursthroughout Nassau County and Suffolk County every day. We’re ready to help you achieve a successful resolution to your case in the least stressful and most expedient manner possible. Contact us at 631-923-1910 for a free consultation if you need a family law attorney on Long Island, NY.

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Jenny Allen
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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 appreciated.
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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 appreciated.read 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 divorce.read more
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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 hands.read 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 process.read more
Kerri
Kerri
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... basis.read 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 call.read more
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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 office.read 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 issues.read 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 experience.read 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 needed.read 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 divorce.read 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 possible.read 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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