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Don't Be Fooled by Attorneys Who Promise You Everything

Unscrupulous Attorneys Will Promise You the World
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Most Long Island Divorce Attorneys are honest, reputable professionals that want to do the best for their clients. There are, however, always a few bad apples that give a bad name to everybody in their industry, and the legal profession, although it should be, is no different.

There are many practicing attorneys who will promise their client everything they want in order to get the retainer, only to change their story once the case has been “discovered”. They will claim that your spouse will walk away with absolutely nothing and you as their client will get everything.

While incredibly appealing to some, this is simply not true. There are statutory laws in place in New York to prevent just that from happening.  Even though you and your spouse are free to enter into any agreement you so choose, it is very unlikely that he or she will agree to walk away with nothing. If your spouse has a competent attorney, those chances are even slimmer.

We are solely committed to delivering the best outcome possible for you within the legal framework set by the state. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive what you want and deserve. We will effectively negotiate with your spouse and his or her attorney to reach a settlement that compensates you properly and ensures that you can move forward with your life. If your case proceeds to trial, we will zealously advocate to ensure your rights are protected and you are treated fairly under the law. We look forward to ensuring your post-divorce life begins on the right foot.

Do Not Sacrifice Your Long-Term Goals for Short-Term Gain

long term goalsAttorneys and firms who promise you a “cheap” divorce may save you money upfront, but, unfortunately, they will cost you more money in the long run. While a cheap divorce may be a tempting option at a very tumultuous period in your life, it is important to remember that the outcome of your Long Island Divorce will stay with you, and your children, for the rest of your life. A cheap divorce will likely ensure that you do not receive all of what you are entitled to and you may be cheated out of something that is rightfully yours because your attorney can not spend the (uncompensated) time when he or she could be making money working on someone else’s case.

In order to fully protect your rights and ensure that you receive everything that you deserve, it is important to find an experienced Long Island Divorce Attorney that will work with you and advocate for you every step of the way.  This may require that you spend more money upfront because an attorney with the skill and experience necessary will spend the time to do appropriate “discovery” to effectively represent you. Discovery is a pre-trial procedure in a lawsuit in which each party obtains evidence from the other party that is critical to ensure you get the proper information and legal counsel. A cheap lawyer simply cannot afford to take the time to perform these critical steps that can leave you short-changed for life.

Again, it is important to reiterate that the appropriate investment at the start can have long-lasting benefits. All too often, we have seen many people come in heartbroken and, quite frankly, angry that they did not receive what they were rightfully entitled to because their former attorney did not adequately represent their rights. These people then end up spending more to hire another attorney to try to fix the mistakes of the first. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that any attorney will be able to make substantial changes to your Divorce Agreement, once finalized.

It is important to again stress that an experienced Long Island Divorce Attorney can make all the difference. While we understand that everyone must live within their means, your future is something that you need to invest in. Investing in your post-divorce life is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you are satisfied with your future and have the resources necessary to move on with your life.

My divorce was very difficult because my ex decided to be very adversarial about it and hired five different lawyers. However, I was fortunate to find Robert. He guided me through the various stages of the process, providing clear direction and informing me of options, impacts, and likely outcomes. He stood up for me and worked hard for a good settlement. Even when my ex and her lawyers wanted to drag things out Robert cut it short and pushed to end the case rather than add to my expenses. He made a painful experience easier. I highly recommend him.

What is Discovery and Why is it so Important?

Discovery is the process by which attorneys obtain any and all relevant data pertaining to your divorce. The discovery process can bring forth banking statements, medical history, domestic violence incidents, any police reports related to the parties and children’s schooling records, if applicable, among other relevant information. Attorneys who are hired to complete a cheap divorce will not engage in the thorough discovery process that is required in order to protect your rights and assets in your Long Island Divorce.


Your Divorce Is an Investment in Your Future Happiness

invest in your futureThe Divorce and Family Law firm of Hornberger Verbitsky, P.C. is committed to keeping our fees as low as possible while ensuring you receive the representation you need and deserve. In reality, the cost of your divorce depends entirely upon its complexity and the willingness of all participants to communicate and compromise. Simply put, the faster we can resolve your case, the less it will cost. In all cases, however, our ultimate goal is to resolve your case as quickly and inexpensively as possible.

This process is so crucial to your divorce because without it, your attorney is in the dark. We cannot negotiate a fair and reasonable settlement between you and your spouse without all the relevant information. The information that surfaces as a result of discovery becomes our roadmap as we negotiate your settlement. For example, if there are assets being hidden or property is being transferred, discovery will bring that information to light. Without the proper, and complete, information, it is impossible to protect your rights and assets during your Long Island Divorce.

Experienced Long Island Divorce Attorneys understand the importance of the discovery process and how to obtain the information necessary to protect your future. We have years of experience handling discovery and using that information to get our clients a fair resolution of their case. As a result of our in-depth discovery process, we have protected countless clients from being cheated out of that to which they are rightfully entitled.

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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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