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Robert A. Epstein


Roseland, NJ


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As a member of the firm's Family Law Practice, Robert represents clients in all stages of family law litigation and his practice involves all aspects of family law, including:

  • divorce
  • equitable distribution
  • custody
  • support
  • marital agreements
  • domestic violence actions

Robert's reported cases include:

  • Parish v. Parish, 412 N.J. Super. 39 (App. Div. 2010) (establishing new rules and procedures before a court can impose conditions upon filing motions in a family part case)
  • Barr v. Barr, 418 N.J. Super. 18 (App. Div. 2011) (addressing the equitable distribution of a pension in the context of post-judgment employment efforts)

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Using his experience and industry knowledge in other outlets, Robert serves as an Associate Editor for the New Jersey Family Lawyer.

Robert is a regular contributor to, a health and wellness website, on issues pertaining to family law, divorce and custody.

Since 2009, Robert has volunteered with the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, representing victims of domestic violence.

In addition, Robert volunteers as a panelist for the Essex County Early Settlement Panel.

Client Resources

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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 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
Robert also contributes to the New Jersey Family Legal Blog ( 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, Robert Epstein and Eliana Baer 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.
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The Impact of “Grey Divorce” on Retirement Planning
In this podcast, Robert and Eliana Baer 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.
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Stop. Collaborate. Listen.
In this podcast, Robert and Eliana Baer 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.
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Divorcing a Narcissist?
In this podcast, Robert and Eliana Baer highlight the special considerations that should be taken into account when divorcing someone who has a narcissistic personality.
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The Effect of Emancipation on Child Support
In this podcast, Robert and Eliana Baer discuss emancipation, and specifically, what impact it has on the requirement to pay – or not pay – child support.
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A Cautionary Tale of Alimony and the IRS
In this podcast, Robert and Eliana Baer explore the tax deduction of alimony, and specifically, why it is critical to structure a divorce or settlement agreement that leaves no ambiguity regarding deduction in the eyes of the Internal Revenue Service.
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Honors and Awards

• Selected as a "New Jersey Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2010 through 2014)
Practice Areas
Family Law
Appellate Practice

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

New York


J.D., cum laude, St. John’s University School of Law, 2006

B.S., State University of New York, Binghamton, 2000

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey


New York State Bar Association, Family Law Section

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

Essex County Bar Association

Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court, Pupil

Essex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel

New Jersey District Fee Arbitration Committee

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