Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dealing With The Marital Home In Divorce

A recent article on entitled Splitsville? How to divide property in a divorce discussed the importance of dealing with the marital home in a divorce.  Oftentimes, the marital home is the major marital asset.  It is also an asset

Posted in Divorce

Five Tips To Consider Before You File For Divorce

There is no doubt that divorce is one of the most devastating events that can occur in one’s life.  Whether you are the one filing for divorce or your spouse is filing against you, emotions often cloud reasonable judgment.  This

Posted in Divorce

The Hague Convention

The Hague Convention, a treaty adopted by over seventy countries, addresses custody matters on an international level.  The most common situation where the Hague Convention comes into play is “wrongful removal” (where one parent takes the child to another country

Posted in Custody

The Increased Popularity of Postnuptial Agreements

I was recently asked to comment on television about the increasing popularity of postnuptial agreements. Like a prenuptial agreement, a postnuptial agreement is designed to settle financial issues between married parties especially in the event of divorce or death. The

Posted in Divorce, Postnuptial
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Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, has represented a wide variety of clients in hundreds of family law cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 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, The PhiIly Post,,, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Law Journal, and Main Line Today magazine.
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