Yearly Archives: 2014

Thoughts On Being A Family Lawyer

Last April, I was honored to be asked by Avvo (the most popular legal question and answer forum and directory) to speak at their annual Lawyernomics conference in Las Vegas about building a brand and growing a network.  While at

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Making The Holidays Happy For Kids During A Divorce

In a recent post on Avvo’s Naked Law Blog (click here to view), I discussed the effect of divorce on children and offered some tips on how to deal with custody in light of a separation and/or divorce.  Issues regarding custody

Posted in Custody

Social Media Pitfalls In Divorce

These days social media is ubiquitous.  Everyone, young and old, enjoys some form of social media — from Facebook to Twitter to Instagram– we are all spending significant time posting our life happenings, likes and dislikes, comments and thoughts.  But

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Thinking About Pet Custody

My recent post on Avvo’s Naked Law Blog contains some thoughts about pet custody.  Click here to see the post. About The Author

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New Jersey Enacts Changes To Alimony Laws

Parties in New Jersey who pay are about to pay alimony, or already pay alimony, should understand some recent changes to the statute that may impact their obligations.  Some of the most critical changes are detailed below. First, it appears

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The N.F.L. Realizes That Domestic Violence Is Not A Game

Yesterday, the N.F.L. terminated Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice . See story here.  This is after video emerged of Rice punching his fiancee (now wife) and knocking her unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City.  Previously, Rice was suspended

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Opting To Learn About Stock Options In A Divorce

Many businesses choose to reward their employees with stock options in lieu of other forms of compensation.  Frequently, these options are not vested when awarded, but rather vest over time.  Even when options do vest, they are not automatically exercisable. 

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Can Grandma and Grandpa Get Custody In Pennsylvania?

We constantly receive calls from grandparents inquiring about their custody rights.  In some instances, the grandparent has been the child’s primary caretaker from birth.  In other instances, the grandparent has had regular contact with the grandchild and now is excluded

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Who’s Your Daddy? – Figuring Out The Law On Parentage and Parental Obligations

Being a parent is difficult without a doubt.  Becoming a parent is usually is not too difficult, but when you involve the legalities of assisted reproduction technology, it can become complicated.  Such was the recent case of the actor Jason

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Dividing The Marital Home In A Divorce

Please see my latest post published on LinkedIn about dividing the marital home in a divorce. Click here to read the post. About The Author

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The Family Law Focus blog provides highlights, updates and insights on complex family disputes including divorce, division of property, and alimony; child and spousal support; child custody; domestic violence; pre- and post-nuptial agreements; name changes; and adoption or termination of parental rights.
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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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