Yearly Archives: 2019

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

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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.  About

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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. About The Author

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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.   About

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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

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Judge to Rule on Parents Who Took Son off Cancer Treatment

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on HLN discussing the Florida parents who seek to regain custody of their 4-year-old son after taking him off of chemotherapy. To listen to Jennifer’s legal take on the story, click here. About The Author

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Parents Seeking to Regain Custody After Taking Son off Cancer Treatment

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia discussing the Florida parents who are seeking to regain custody of their 4-year-old son after taking him off of chemotherapy. They lost custody in May to the child’s grandparents after missing

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“Untying the Knot”: Practical Considerations for the Newly Divorced

I was asked recently by a financial advisor in New York, to review and comment on a chart he had put together which was designed to help newly-divorced people in get back on their feet.  The draft document I received

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Changes to the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines in Response to the New Tax Law

For the past several decades the “alimony deduction” has been available to all divorcing couples. This deduction provided that the spouse making alimony payments could deduct alimony payments from his or her income and the person receiving alimony would claim

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The Pitfalls of Transferring Assets Into Trust Prior to Divorce

Transferring assets into trust for the benefit of children or others is a common estate planning tool. The party making the transfer into a trust gives up any right to control the property or its distribution.  This also has the

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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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