Robert S. Dorkin | Union/Essex Divorce & Family Lawyer

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Robert S. Dorkin

Divorce & Family Law, Alimony & Spousal Support, Divorce, Child Support

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As you are wandering through the Internet looking for a Family Lawyer you ask, "How can I tell one attorney from another?" This attorney has great credentials, but so does this one." It is not an easy decision to make. It is a decision that may affect the rest of your life and the lives of your children.

Being a Family Lawyer takes someone who cares about people, works hard, and loves what he or she is doing. A Family Lawyer must have patience. A Family Lawyer must be a good listener. It is easy to put issues in 'small boxes,' label them, and move on to the next issue. With the volume of cases in the Court system, Judges use labels to simplify cases; it is human nature.

What if my issues do not fit into 'small boxes'? That is when you need to be represented by someone who can convince a Judge that your case and your life deserve a second look, a short pause before the Court slaps a label on it and moves it down the line for 'processing.'

You need to be represented by someone who understands the system and how the system can work for you and your family. Some of you have heard the stories about what goes on in divorce cases, custody cases, support cases, and the like. Some of these stories are true, but you do not have to accept all of these outcomes as inevitable.

I believe that I can make a difference in your case and your life. I will work hard to help you achieve your goals. My job is to point you in the right direction. Give you options when there are realistic alternatives. I will give you the tools to help you reorganize your life. This is a collaboration, a team effort. You will make the final decisions. No two cases are alike. People are individuals, not a compilation of dollars and cents. Sometimes a case needs a dose of common sense.

If you are looking for an attorney with a practical view of the Court system and litigation, please contact me. Litigation does not have to be expensive. You need to use your resources carefully. I will tell you honestly where it makes sense to stop, pause, and ask the Court for a second look.

Bob Dorkin
Please describe a case in the last year or two where you made a big difference.

I represented a grandmother seeking custody of her grandchildren. Neither of the grandchildren's parents were fit to have full custody. The Court ruled in favor of my client.

How did you build a successful practice?

You build a practice by satisfying the needs of your clients. My clients help tell my story about how I practice and achieve results for them.

What should clients look for in a lawyer?

Honesty Integrity Compassion Intelligence Sense of humor When handling divorces a lawyer must remember that the Court is dissolving a family, not a business.

How important is local knowledge to the success of your cases?

My practice is focused on knowing the Judges and how they look at issues which arise in any case. It is important for a Judge to know that when I represent a client that I can be trusted when I make representations on behalf of a client.

What information can you provide in a free phone consultation?

I can answer most questions in a single telephone call. In a longer consultation I can explain the laws of the State of New Jersey and how those laws apply to your life, whether it is a divorce, custody case and any other matter in the Family Courts. I am happy to schedule Zoom consultations. I find it is better to be able to see one another during a consultation.

What information do you need in a free phone consultation?

In a divorce matter I want to know the age of the parties, date of the marriage, do you have children, do any of the children have special needs, do you think there will be issues related to custody of parenting time, are there issues you agree on, what is the employement status of both parties, what property do you own, do you or your spouse have any debts and what are your goals as to the outcome of the divorce.

What differentiates you from other lawyers in your community?

Forty plus years of experience in the Family Courts of New Jersey. Also, I see my role as a collaborator. It is a team effort to achieve a successful result in any matter I handle in the Family Court.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your job?

I enjoy helping people move on with their lives. In most of my cases my clients have never been in the court system before. It could be a stressful time in people\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s lives. I pride myself in helping people get through the system so they can focus on their children and their own goals in life.

What are your other interests in addition to law?

I read a great deal. I love to attend plays, shows and concerts. I am an avid Mets fan, but I do represent many Yankees fans, too :-).

Are you involved in your community?

I remain active in my local bar association. I was former chair of the my local bar association and was active at the state level, as well.

Position Organization Location Duration
AttorneySchwartz Barkin & MitchellUnion, NJPresent
School Degree Major Graduation
Syracuse University College of LawJ.D. Law School1977  
Franklin and Marshall CollegeB.A.Political Science and Government1974
State / Court Date
New Jersey1977
  • Union County Superior Court-'Blue Ribbon' Settlement Panelist | Volunteer Attorney | 2009 - Present
    Essex County Superior Court-Early Settlement Panelist | Volunteer Attorney | 1995 - Present
    Union County Bar Association | Family Law Committee | Member | 1987 - Present
    Union County Superior Court-Early Settlement Panelist | Volunteer Attorney | 1987 - Present
    New Jersey State Bar Association | Member | 1978 - Present
    New Jersey State Bar Association | Family Law Section | Executive Committee | 2005 - 2007
    Union County Bar Association | Family Law Committee | Co-Chair | 2004 - 2006
  • Distinguished | Martindale-Hubbell | 2021
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(1977) Licensed as Attorney in New Jersey. Verified with New Jersey Bar Association.January 21, 2021

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Update Date: 2019-12-10

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Union, NJ 07083
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