Jennifer Brandt Featured on KYW Newsradio Podcast Discussing Family Court Issues During Coronavirus Pandemic

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was featured on the KYW Newsradio podcast segment titled, “Navigating custody and family court issues during the coronavirus pandemic.” She discusses how court systems are operating, and answers questions to concerns regarding custody agreements during this time. 

To listen to the full podcast, click here.

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Jennifer Brandt Discusses How to Abide Custody Agreements During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox29’s Good Day Philadelphia discussing how to abide custody agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In other news, Jennifer Brandt discusses how COVID-19 is impacting families who are dealing with family law issues. Click here to read the full publication.

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Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Law and Crime News

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Law and Crime News discussing a number of trials happening around the country. The trials included, the New York v. Harvey WeinsteinOH v. Anthony PardonTX vs. Christopher Hess and FL v. Donald Hartung.

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Jennifer Brandt Discusses Prenuptial Agreements

Jennifer Brandt appeared on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show discussing prenuptial agreements. She brings up examples of different clauses that can show up in these agreements and why.

To listen to Jennifer’s take, click here.

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How To Avoid Being Blindsided By Divorce

Last week, as a guest on Dr. Drew Midday Live radio show, I was asked to comment about the phenomena that many divorce lawyers already know about.  That is, the increase in divorces in January.  Unfortunately, after the holidays and with the start of a new year, some people who may have been contemplating divorce decide to finally move forward.  While this is often a mutual decision between couples, sometimes the filing of a divorce comes as a complete and utter shock to the non-filing party.

Being blindsided by a spouse’s decision to divorce can leave one emotionally devastated and paralyzed with fear. Dreams of raising children together or retirement years traveling to exotic places are replaced with nightmares of a future of being alone and struggling to make ends meet.

No one likes to be taken surprised by such a major life event such as a divorce. The good news is that there are signs one can look for before a divorce is filed and some action steps to take once the divorce is started to avoid being blindsided by divorce. Read more ›

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Jennifer Brandt Appears on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, was a guest on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show discussing a MarketWatch article about the upside to no-fault divorces. The article says, “in states with ‘no fault’ divorces, couples are 8 percent more likely to both work full-time outside the home and it’s 5 percent more likely that the wife is in the labor force.” After the holidays, January is usually the time when people decide they want a fresh start in their life.

To read the article Jennifer discusses, click here.

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Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Law & Crime

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Law & Crime discussing the pretrial hearing on two defense motions in the Parkland School Shooter case, as well as reviewing day four in the Arizona v. Ramon Bueno trial. 

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Jennifer Brandt Appears on Law & Crime

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, appeared on Law & Crime discussing a top of the news case.

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Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia discussing ‘revenge porn’ and its role in Congressmember Katie Hill’s resignation.

To listen to Jennifer’s legal take on the story, click here.

 

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The Deductibility of Future Alimony Payments Just Might Depend on the Past

The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 eliminated the tax deduction previously allowed for alimony payments effective January 1, 2019.  This meant that alimony payments made pursuant to an agreement executed after December 31, 2018 could no longer be deducted from the income of the party making the payments nor would it be included in the income of the party receiving the payments.  The actual implementation of this change remained unclear, however, particularly for agreements executed prior to December 31, 2018 but modified after that date. Specifically, were these modified agreements still governed by the old law or did the modification subject the payments to the new law? Read more ›

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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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