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Introducing A New Significant Other To Your Child During Divorce

During the course of divorce it is fairly common for one (if not both) of the parties to become involved in a new relationship.  It is natural then for that party to want to spend time with his or her new

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Using Experts In Divorce And Custody Litigation

Next month, I will be the keynote speaker at the American Board of Vocational Experts’ (ABVE) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.  One of the topics I will be discussing is how to choose an expert.  In family law cases,

Posted in Custody, Divorce

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

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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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What Parents Can Learn From Casey Kasem

Tonight I appeared on the radio show, “Crime and Justice With Dan Schorr.”  One of the topics that we discussed was the ongoing family dispute concerning radio icon, Casey Kasem.  For quite some time, Casey’s current wife, Jean and the

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Parental vs. Medical Decisionmaking

Last week I appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News Channel  to comment about the tragic case of Jahi McMath.  Jahi is the 13 year old California girl who had what was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy on December

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Taking Relocation In Custody To A Whole New Level

A top story this week was the custody case involving Olympic skier, Bode Miller.  Read more about it by clicking here.  The case is newsworthy, not so much because it involves a top-notch athlete, but rather because it took the concept

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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

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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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