Fox Rothschild LLP

Eliana Baer

Associate

Princeton, NJ

609.895.3344

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Eliana is a member of the firm’s Family Law department and focuses her practice on representing clients on issues relating to divorce, equitable distribution, cohabitation, paternity, nuanced support, custody, adoption, domestic violence, social media, premarital agreements, post-judgment matters and appeals.

Representative matters that Eliana has handled include:

  • Barr v. Barr, 418 N.J. Super. 18 (App. Div. 2011): Appellate Division reported decision covering equitable distribution of a military pension, part of which accumulated through post-divorce efforts.
  • Collection of approximately $400,000 in child support and alimony arrears, accumulated over 20 years, on behalf of a client whose former husband “forum-shopped” between New Jersey and California to secure more favorable support orders. The ruling was affirmed in the Appellate Division.
  • Assisted in the successful adjudication of the validity of a New York prenuptial agreement.
  • Successfully procured a judgment precluding the return of two children to Duabi, UAE. The mother fled the country to escape domestic abuse and the country’s patriarchal society. The case involved the retention of an expert versed in Middle Eastern law and societal mores who opined that the mother would be denied due process in any custody dispute in Dubai.

Among her leadership roles in the firm, Eliana serves as the associate liaison to the Princeton office managing partner as well as other members of the firm’s management. She also serves as a mentor to the firm’s summer associates as part Fox’s summer program. In addition, Eliana serves on the associate steering committee for Fox’s Women’s Initiative.

Before Fox Rothschild

Eliana began her career at Fox Rothschild as a summer associate.  During law school, she served as a law clerk in the Seton Hall University School of Law Center for Social Justice representing clients in divorce, custody and domestic violence cases.

Prior to the practice of law, Eliana was an intern at the Offices of now-State Senator Loretta Weinberg. While attending Yeshiva University, she was the editor in chief of Insight, Journal of Social Sciences.

Client Resources

Download the NJ Divorce App

New Jersey Divorce App 
For those simply contemplating separation or already in the midst of divorce proceedings in the Garden State, the useful tools included in Fox’s New Jersey Divorce App that Eliana helped to develop can answer questions, offer insight into aspects of the divorce process that may have been overlooked and provide users with resources they may not have known were available.

The app is currently available for free in the iTunes Store. To download it, click here.

New Jersey Family Legal Blog
Eliana regularly contributes to the New Jersey Family Legal Blog (http://njfamilylaw.foxrothschild.com/). This blog provides practical information and useful tips related to such topics as alimony, child support, custody, parenting time, divorce, equitable distribution, prenuptial agreements, domestic violence and grandparent visitation. This blog is an excellent resource for individuals with New Jersey specific family law questions and advisors whose clients may encounter family law issues.

The Perils of Social Media in Family Law Disputes 
In this podcast, Eliana Baer and Robert Epstein highlight the potential risks for family law litigants who use social media platforms and why it is so critical to apply a greater degree of caution when using such sites while involved in a family law dispute.
Listen to the podcast.

The Impact of “Grey Divorce” on Retirement Planning 
In this podcast, Eliana Baer and Robert Epstein highlight the practical implications associated with the recent uptick in divorce among the “Baby Boomer” generation – those over the age of 50 – with a particular focus on how retirement planning for both spouses is affected.
Listen to the podcast.

Stop. Collaborate. Listen.
In this podcast, Eliana and Robert Epstein explain why these three golden words are so critical to successful outcomes in divorce mediations and highlight the perils that can occur when divorcing spouses refuse to heed this advice during settlement talks.
Listen to the podcast.

Divorcing a Narcissist?
In this podcast, Eliana and Robert Epstein highlight the special considerations that should be taken into account when divorcing someone who has a narcissistic personality.
Listen to the podcast.

Honors and Awards

  • Noted as the author of the most popular Mondaq article for the topic of Family and Matrimonial Law (June 2014, July 2014)
  • Named to "New Jersey Rising Stars" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2014)
  • Named "Contributor with the 2nd Most Popular Article in the United States" by Mondaq (January 2014)
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Litigation
Family Law
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Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York


Education

J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law, 2009

B.A., magna cum laude, Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women, 2006


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


Memberships

Mercer County Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division and Family Law Section


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