Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Court TV

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Court TV discussing Amaud Arbery and the latest in the Baby Evelyn case. 

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

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Jennifer Brandt Appears on Court TV

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV  discussing Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell and her missing children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, the Cleveland cold case mystery, and Juan Martinez’s appeal to get his job back with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

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Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Court TV

Jennifer Brandt appeared on Court TV discussing three top of the news cases: Bodycam shows Gilbert Police interview Lori Vallow after husband tried to get her mentally evaluated; Chicago’s County Jail Is Facing The U.S.’ Worst COVID-19 Outbreak; and Paul Hildwin now free after spending 28 years on death row for a Florida murder. Jennifer even spent some time talking about Tiger King.

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

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Five Steps To Consider When Contemplating A Divorce During The COVID19 Pandemic

In the midst of this pandemic, many are speculating that the aftermath will result in a baby boom or a rise in the number of divorces.  Perhaps there will be a bit of both.  It is undisputed that there are typically an influx of divorce cases after the holidays and summer break because these are times when people spend a lot of time together, after which, they may realize that their relationship is not working.   With the outbreak of COVID 19 and people being forced to shelter at home, many couples are similarly recognizing that they cannot continue in their present relationship.  People are reflecting on their lives and are deciding to make changes.

A prior post addressed, five tips to consider before filing a divorce generally. While these tips are still applicable, given the current situation with couples being forced to stay and work at home, added financial pressures, and many courts being temporarily closed or  operating on a limited basis, there are some additional considerations that are now appropriate for those contemplating divorce now or in the future:

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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.

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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 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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