Yearly Archives: 2015

Contracts Are Considered When Using Assisted Reproduction Technology

Two recent decisions highlight the importance of contracts between parties in cases involving assisted reproduction technology (ART).  In Pennsylvania, the Superior Court found that television personality, Sherri Shepherd was indeed the legal mother of a child born in a surrogacy arrangement.  For the

Posted in Custody

Introducing A New Significant Other To Your Child During Divorce

During the course of divorce it is fairly common for one (if not both) of the parties to become involved in a new relationship.  It is natural then for that party to want to spend time with his or her new

Posted in Custody

The Ashley Madison Hack — Will It Cause Couples To Divorce?

Everyone is speculating that the Ashley Madison hack will mean an increase in business for divorce lawyers.  This remains to be seen.  However, the real question is what happens if your name appears on the list of users?  And what

Posted in Divorce

Moving Toward True Marriage Equality

With the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry, and divorce, throughout the Country.  There is finally marriage equality. Certainly, being able to marry is important as not only is it the

Posted in Divorce

Does Your Wife Deserve A Bonus?

Does a wife deserve a monetary “bonus” for exemplary skills in housekeeping and child rearing?  In some social circles, this is actually occurring.  In fact, the trend was explored recently in a New York Times Op Ed piece, “Poor Little

Posted in Postnuptial

Divorce By Social Media

This morning, I appeared on Fox29 in Philadelphia where I discussed and commented on a recent case out of Brooklyn, New York.  In this matter, a divorcing party was granted permission to serve initial process by way of Facebook.  In

Posted in Divorce

Divorce And Taxes

Figuring out taxes when going through a divorce is challenging for most.  The attached post (click here) that I wrote for Avvo’s Naked Law Blog gives some important tips to make tax time easier. About The Author

Posted in Divorce

Using Experts In Divorce And Custody Litigation

Next month, I will be the keynote speaker at the American Board of Vocational Experts’ (ABVE) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.  One of the topics I will be discussing is how to choose an expert.  In family law cases,

Posted in Custody, Divorce

Sowing The Seeds For Settlement

Many clients think that once they hire a divorce attorney, they are setting themselves up for protracted litigation.  In fact, most attorneys are skilled at negotiation and work hard to help clients settle their cases without ever stepping foot in

Posted in Divorce
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Jennifer A. Brandt, of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, has represented a wide variety of clients in hundreds of family law cases throughout her career. Jennifer is a regular legal commentator on national and local television outlets such as CNN, Fox New Network, HLN, MSNBC, Fox29, ABC News, NBC and CBS and frequently writes and contributes to articles in numerous publications, including the Huffington Post, Fox Business.com, The PhiIly Post, Avvo.com, Allparenting.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Law Journal, and Main Line Today magazine.
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