Robert A. Epstein

Attorney

Robert “Bobby” Epstein is a Partner with Ziegler, Zemsky & Resnick. Well regarded for his passionate and zealous client advocacy, Bobby has years of extensive experience handling complex and high-net-worth divorce matters; contentious custody disputes; alimony matters; post-divorce matters (involving modification in support on many cohabitation matters, and down income and retirement matters); pre- and post-nuptial agreements; appeals; college contribution disputes; and domestic violence matters.

Bobby prides himself, first and foremost, on the long-term relationships he has built and maintained with many of his clients, even after their matters have concluded. He is known within the industry for his ability to craft a custom-tailored approach for every client, while considering each individual case and the issues involved. As such, he has earned a stellar professional reputation amongst judges and attorneys in the family law legal community.

An emerging leader in the matrimonial legal community, Bobby frequently writes on a variety of topics for a wide range of legal and non-legal publications and often presents at well-known seminars including, but not limited to, the New Jersey State Bar Association’s annual Hot Tips seminar and Family Law Symposium, and the New Jersey Association for Justice’s annual Boardwalk and Meadowlands seminars.

Background

Prior to joining Ziegler, Zemsky & Resnick, Bobby was a Partner in Fox Rothschild LLP’s Family Law practice group. Before attending law school, Bobby was an Account Executive at McCann Erickson Worldwide, a global advertising agency where he worked on major client accounts including Coca-Cola and Burger King, among others. His experience in advertising has provided him with a unique energy and creative approach to family law matters.

Bobby graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University’s School of Management. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from St. John’s University School of Law.

Personal Life

When not working, Bobby spends most of his time with his wife and three boys, either at their Essex County home or at one of the boys’ activities or sporting events, where he can often be found coaching. Growing up with his wife on Long Island, he is a dyed-in-the-wool Mets fan, worships the altar of Pearl Jam, enjoys playing music with whoever will join him, and regularly escapes to his local CrossFit gym.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Reported Decisions

  • 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)

Publications

  • How Does Tax Reform Affect Divorced People? (ROI-NJ, September 2018)
  • A Review of Cohabitation Law in a Post-Amendment Landscape (New Jersey Law Journal, Family Law Insert, February 2018)
  • “What’s Your Number?” Assessing the Value of Palimony Damages (New Jersey Family Lawyer, October 2017, co-author with the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino, J.S.C. (ret.))
  • The Termination of Child Support Law and “Financial Maintenance” for a Disabled Child (September 2017)
  • A Nuts and Bolts Review of New Jersey Relocation Law – Are We There Yet? (New Jersey Law Journal, October 2016)
  • Mallamo v. Mallamo: Where Do We Stand 20 Years Later? (New Jersey Family Lawyer, June 2016, co-author with the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino, J.S.C. (ret.))
  • A Prenuptial Agreement Protects Your Interests in the Family Business (Family Business Magazine, May 2016)
  • Op-Ed: NJ’s Emancipation Statute Brings Changes to Child Support (April 2016)
  • NJ Emancipation Statute Will Change Duration of Child Support (February 2016)
  • Child Support and Post-Secondary Education (New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Symposium, January 2016)
  • Litigating Cohabitation Under NJ’s Amended Alimony Law (New Jersey Law Journal, February 2015)
  • A Primer on Pre-Nups (Matrimonial Strategist, January 2015)
  • New Jersey Enacts “Family Collaborative Law Act” (September 2014)
  • For Better or Worse, Alimony Reform is Here (September 2014)
  • Imputing Income to a Non-Working Spouse During the Pendente Lite Period: A Violation of the Status Quo or a Practical Step Toward the Reasonably Comparable Lifestyle? (New Jersey Family Lawyer, November 2012)
  • The Settlement Mindset (Matrimonial Strategist, November 2011)
  • Retiring in a Down Economy (Matrimonial Strategist, July 2011)
  • Social Networking – The Future of Evidence in Matrimonial Litigation? (Matrimonial Strategist, January 2011)

Speaking Engagements

  • Litigating an Interstate Relocation Trial Post-Bisbing (New Jersey Association for Justice Meadowlands Seminar, November 2018)
  • Hot Tips in Family Law (New Jersey State Bar Association, November 2018)
  • Cohabitation Law in a Developing Legal Landscape (Justice Virginia Long Inns of Court, June 2018)
  • Hot Tips in Family Law (New Jersey State Bar Association, November 2017)
  • Advanced Family Law (NBI, September 2017)
  • Child Support Guidelines and Other Child Support Issues-Dependent Parents and Older Children Still Living at Home (New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Symposium, January 2016)
  • How to Take a Family Part Case Through the Court System (New Jersey State Bar Association, October 2016)
  • Cohabitation and Alimony Payments: Understand the Laws in New Jersey (July 2016)
  • Family Law: Breaking Up is Hard to Do (New Jersey Association for Justice, February 2014)

Awards

  • Included in a list of “New Leaders of the Bar ” by the New Jersey Law Journal (2017)
  • Included in a list of New Jersey “Super Lawyers” by New Jersey Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine (2017-2018)
  • Selected as a "New Jersey Rising Star" by New Jersey Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine (2010 through 2016)
  • Selected for inclusion among “Ten Leaders – Divorce Law Age 45 & Under” in New Jersey (2016)
  • Included in a list of "Trailblazers" in Divorce Law by The National Law Journal (2016)
  • Selected for inclusion in“10 Best for Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for New Jersey (2015)

Professional Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
    • Family Law Executive Committee
    • New Jersey Family Lawyer – Associate Editor
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
    • Matrimonial Committee
  • Essex County Bar Association
    • Family Law Section
  • Barry Croland Family Law Inns of Court

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