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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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Navigating Pennsylvania’s New Public Access Policy For Family Law Matters

The State of Pennsylvania recently enacted a new public access policy, 204 Pa. Code §213.81, to address the conflict between providing the public online access to Court filings and protecting private information. The new policy restricts public access to personal

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Help Me Help You

But first let me introduce myself. I’m Debbie Long, the family law paralegal in Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office. I joined the Cozen O’Connor team this past August. While I am new to Cozen O’Connor, I am not new to family

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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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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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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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Putting A Ring On It (And Not Getting It Back)

State rules vary governing what happens to an engagement ring if the marriage fails to occur.  There are even different rules from state to state determining whether the ring becomes marital property subject to division after marriage. This week, I

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Jennifer Brandt to Present at ABA Seminar: Leveraging the Press: Marketing Yourself through the Media

On Thursday, February 13, 2013, Jennifer Brandt will be speaking at an American Bar Association program titled “Leveraging the Press: Marketing Yourself through the Media.” The program will provide lawyers with tips and advice from other lawyers about how they’ve

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Some Insight On Choosing The Right Lawyer

A recent article by Avvo entitled, “What’s In A Lawyer” demonstrates, in diagram form, the results of a survey about what people view as the most important factors in hiring a lawyer.  (See article by clicking here).  Out of the top three characteristics

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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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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, The PhiIly Post,,, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Law Journal, and Main Line Today magazine.
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