Cozen O’Connor: Brandt, Jennifer A.

Jennifer A. Brandt

Chair, Family Law

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2113

(215) 701-2113

Cherry Hill

(856) 910-5070

Recent News:

New York City Council considering 'Right to Disconnect' bill

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss a "Right to Disconnect" bill.

Jennifer A. Brandt is chair of the firm's Family Law group. She has significant experience representing parties in divorce, custody, and support/alimony matters throughout both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She assists parties in adoptions, guardianship issues and matters concerning assisted reproduction technology. Her involvement in family law litigation extends to both the trial court and appellate levels. She also negotiates prenuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements on behalf of clients.

Jennifer has represented a wide variety of clients in hundreds of family law cases throughout her career. In Pennsylvania, she regularly represents clients in Philadelphia and the Main Line, and local counties such as Montgomery, Chester, Delaware, Bucks and Berks as well as others.  In New Jersey, she assists parties throughout the State including Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Mercer, Atlantic, and Cape May counties as well as others. 

Recognized as a legal expert by the media, Jennifer appears regularly on national and local television and radio. She can be seen nationally on CNN, Fox News Network, MSNBC, Headline News, ABC and NBC. She appears on television shows such as “The O'Reilly Factor,” “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” “HLN Prime News,” “Issues With Jane Velez Mitchell,” “ABC World News Tonight,” and the “Today Show.” Locally she appears on Fox 29  where she is a contributor to Good Day Philadelphia and Fox 29 Weekend, KYW-TV (CBS 3), WPVI (6ABC), WCAU (NBC 10), and KYW News Radio.

Relying on her vast experience in family law, Jennifer frequently writes and contributes to articles in numerous publications, including the Huffington Post, Forbes.com, Fox Business.com, The PhiIly Post, Avvo.com, Allparenting.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Philadelphia Business Journal, the National Law Journal, the American Journal of Family Law, ABA magazines (Family Advocate and GP Solo), and Main Line Today magazine. She has been quoted in national publications such as USA TODAY. She is the author of Family Law Focus, a legal blog addressing current issues in family law, and an expert contributor to exaholics.com, a popular website for those dealing with the end of a relationship or loss of a partner. She also writes a monthly column and answers legal questions on family law issues for Avvo's NakedLaw Blog. She is a contributor to Avvo.com and the Lawyernomics Blog.

Jennifer lectures regularly and plans courses for attorneys and other professionals on the topic of family law. Some of the courses she has planned for Pennsylvania Bar Institute include “Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers,” and “Dealing With Dirty Tricks In Divorce."  She has also presented at the annual Family Law Institute in Philadelphia and the General Practitioners' Update and spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Mid Year Meeting on issues related to the high profile divorce. She lectures at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants' divorce conference.  In addition, she teaches a course for the general public on divorce for Main Line School Night. She has lectured nationally for the ABA Section of Family Law on settlement negotiations, judicial bias, and practice development. In 2014 and in 2017, she was a featured speaker at the Avvo Lawyernomics Conference in Las Vegas. In 2015, she was the keynote speaker at the American Board of Vocational Experts' annual national conference in San Antonio, Texas.  She also conducts webinars for Avvo on practice development.

In 2016, Jennifer was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of 25 "Women of Distinction," an award which spotlights the region's most influential business women from every industry and profession. Jennifer was named a 2014 "Power Woman" by Main Line Today magazine. She was selected by Suburban Life magazine as a 2015 Top Family Law Attorney. She is recognized as one of the Ten Leaders of Greater Philadelphia - Age 45 and Under - In Matrimonial and Divorce Law. She was also named by Philadelphia magazine as a 2015 and 2016 Pennsylvania "Super Lawyer" and a "Super Lawyer - Rising Star” for several consecutive years. She was one of American Lawyer Media’s “Lawyers on the Fast Track,” and subsequently was asked to be a judge for this competition.  In 2016, Jennifer was asked to join the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, an organization of select lawyers dedicated to expanding knowledge and advancing justice.

In addition, Jennifer is an active member of the Family Law Sections of the American, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Camden County bar associations. She also is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee,and the Camden County Family Law Committee. She is co-chair of the Sponsorship Committee, member of Council, member of the Strategic Planning Committee, former chair of the Law Practice Management Committee and former chair of the Scope and Correlation Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. She also serves as a panelist for the Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel program in Camden County. She is a member of the Certification Committee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family Law Section. Jennifer is former chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Membership Committee and a former member of its Executive Committee.  She is a former member of the Thomas J. Forkin American Inn of Court in Family Law.

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts with highest honors from Rutgers University in 1991. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994 where she was senior editor of the Journal of International Business Law and an Arthur Littleton Fellowship Instructor in legal research in writing.

News

New York City Council considering 'Right to Disconnect' bill

January 16, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss a "Right to Disconnect" bill.

Divorce Tax Laws will Undergo Change in 2019

December 17, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia discussing how new divorce tax laws will undergo change in 2019.

Jennifer Brandt Featured on HLN Discussing Mother Abandoning Children

November 01, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, the co-chair of the firm's Family Law Group, appeared on HLN on CNN discussing the Wake County, N.C., mother who abandoned her two children on the side of the road.

Investigation into shootings at Bellingham Retirement Community

September 20, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Group, was a Fox29 to discuss the Chester County man who killed his parents at a retirement home after learning his divorce was final.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Fox 29's Good Day Philadephia

August 08, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the recent murder of a 7-year old by her father, who then killed himself.

Mom Charged After Baby Dies from Drugs Transmitted through Breast Milk

July 16, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Practice, was a guest on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia, where she discussed the a Bucks County mother charged with murder after her baby dies from drugs transmitted through the mother's breast milk.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Recent Celebrity Custody Cases on Fox 29

June 14, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 to discuss recent celebrity custody cases that have been in the news.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Judge orders man, 30, to move out of parents' home

May 23, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox29 to discuss a judge in Onondaga County Supreme Court Tuesday ordering a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to have him ejected.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan

April 05, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the Firm's Family Law Practice, spoke on Dr. Drew Midday Live with Lauren Sivan about the woman whose Ancestry.com DNA test revealed her father was her parents’ fertility doctor.

Jennifer Brandt Talks Recent Fertility Clinic Malfunctions

March 13, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, joined Good Day Philadelphia to help viewers understand the larger picture of recent fertility clinic failures.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Football Custody Dispute with Good Day Philadelphia

March 09, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, discussed a Pittsburgh father's decision to go to court to prevent his son from playing high school football.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss the Larry Nassar Sentencing and Lawsuit Against Questlove

January 25, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox 29 to discuss the Larry Nassar sentencing and the lawsuit against Questlove.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses How Tax Reform Will Impact Alimony with Dr. Drew

January 12, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, discussed Tax Reforms effects on Alimony on Dr. Drew's Radio show.

Pregnant hospital worker claims she was fired for refusing to get flu shot

January 11, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia on the local Fox affiliate to discuss Allison LaBarbera, a pregnant ultrasound technician from Long Island who refused to get a flu shot and was subsequently fired from her job at NYU Winthrop Hospital.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Allegations Against Matt Lauer on Good Day Philadelphia

November 30, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 to discuss the sexual harassment allegations against Matt Lauer and others.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Recent Sexual Assault and Harassment Allegations on Good Day Philadelphia

November 17, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 News discussing the recent sexual assault and harassment allegations being made against movie stars and politicians.

Jennifer Brandt Talks Scott Peterson on Good Day Philadelphia

September 20, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox 29 News discussing the A&E series on Scott Peterson “The Murder of Laci Peterson” and whether or not he will get a new trial.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses DACA on Happening Now

September 05, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Happening Now on Fox News to discuss President Trump ending DACA.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia for Taylor Swift Trial

August 11, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Group, sat down with the Good Day Philadelphia morning news team to give her legal opinion on the Taylor Swift trial.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Case of Mallory Grossman on Good Day Philadelphia

August 02, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Practice, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the case of Mallory Grossman.

Jennifer Brandt Talks Usher Lawsuit

July 24, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the Usher lawsuit.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Image Misappropriation on Fox 29

June 13, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appears on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 to discuss what you should do if someone uses a picture of you without your permission.

Jennifer Brandt Speaks on Dr. Drew Pinsky's Radio Show

June 08, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s radio show to discuss a bill pending in the New York Assembly and the Kaplan case in Pennsylvania.

Jennifer Brandt Featured in Attorney at Work Article

June 02, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, answered five questions for Attorney at Work about her practice and how she built her business.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses DJ Creato Case on LawNewz.com

May 16, 2017

Jennifer Brandt appeared on LawNewz.com to discuss the New Jersery Case of DJ Creato charged with the murder of his 3-year-old son, Brendan, in Haddon Township.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Richard Simmons Lawsuit on Fox 29

May 09, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses the Richard Simmons lawsuit on Fox29.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss Fyre Festival

May 04, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law group, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the failure of the Fyre Festival and the legal implications.

Jennifer Brandt Talks Bachelor Arrest on Fox 29

April 26, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses former Bachelor Chris Soles criminal charges following a vehicular accident where Soles fled the scene.

Former Chili’s Servers, Bartenders Standing Their Ground, in Court

April 21, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law group, was featured on Fox29 News discussing the former Chili's server filing a lawsuit against the restaurant for non-tip producing work.

Upper Darby Mom Charged with Child Endangerment

March 16, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law practice, will be a guest on Fox 29 News to discuss the Upper Darby mom charged with child endangerment after her 8-year-old set fire to paper towels when he was left home alone in their apartment.

Children Burned from Drinking Juice at Lancaster Co. Restaurant

March 07, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the Cozen O'Connor Family Law Group, will be a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the two children who were hospitalized after drinking what was supposed to be apple juice at a restaurant in Lancaster County.

Alienation Nation: Custody, Kids & Divorce [The American Law Journal]

March 06, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, appears on The American Law Journal to discuss Parental Alienation Syndrome.

New Jersey Bill Would Ban Marriage Under the Age of 18

February 17, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses this issue on Fox29.

State Supreme Court Reinstates Conviction of Michael Skakel in 1975 murder

December 31, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses Skakel's trial and how he might potentially be sent back to prison on Fox News.

Splitting Up? Former Couples Hold Divorce Party Together with Exes

December 22, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses former couples holding divorce parties on Fox29.

Sofía Vergara Embryo Case

December 10, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, was a guest on HLN's Weekend Express to discuss a right-to-live lawsuit filed in Louisiana on behalf of fertilized eggs against Sofia Vergara.

Sofía Vergara Sued by her Own Embryos

December 07, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses this issue on Dr. Drew Midday Live.

California State Bar Association’s Overhaul of its Ethics Rules

November 29, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses this issue on Fox29.

Lawyernomics Modern JD spotlight: Jennifer Brandt

November 02, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, was featured in the Lawyernomics Modern JD Spotlight.

Jennifer Brandt Named in Philadelphia Business Journal's 2016 Women of Distinction

October 31, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, was named in Philadelphia Business Journal's 2016 Women of Distinction.

How Getting a Prenup Strengthens Your Relationship

September 19, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses how prenups can strengthen your relationship on Avvo Stories.

Woman Gets Husband Barred From Attending Their Child’s Birth

September 08, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses this case in the New York Post.

Playmate Of The Year Dani Mathers Body-Shames Woman At Gym

July 18, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses Playmate of the year Dani Mathers body shaming a woman at the gym on Good Morning Philadelphia.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Johnny Depp's Divorce on Fox29

May 30, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses Johnny Depp's divorce on Fox29.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Surrogacy Case in California

May 26, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses the surrogacy case in California on Fox29 News.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Latest Developments on Prince on Good Day Philadelphia

May 05, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses the latest developments on Prince on Good Day Philadelphia.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Prince and his Estate on Fox Business

April 28, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the Family Law practice, discusses Prince and his estate on Fox Business Network's Cavuto: Coast to Coast.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Prince Not Having A Will on Good Day Philadelphia

April 27, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses Prince not having a will on Good Day Philadelphia.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Recent New Jersey Legislators’ Bill Mandating School Recess Time on Fox News

April 04, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law department, discusses the recent New Jersey legislators’ bill mandating school recess time on Fox Business News.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Erin Andrews Case and More on Fox29 News

March 03, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses how children in France can sue their parents for posting online, Madonna's ongoing dispute with her son, and the Erin Andrews case on Fox29 News

Jennifer Brandt Discusses 'Affluenza' Teen's Case on Fox News

February 19, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses the move of the 'affluenza' teen's case to adult court system on Fox News.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Mommy Blogger

January 07, 2016

Jennifer Brandt was on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox29 to discuss the mommy-blogger whose photos of her children were turned into a meme.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox29 News to Discuss Family Law Issues in the Headlines

December 29, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor’s Family Law Practice, will be on Fox29 news to discuss various family law issues getting headlines.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss The Birth Control Lawsuit

November 12, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the birth control lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas last week.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 Weekend to Discuss Paid Family Leave

October 24, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Fox 29 Weekend to discuss Paul Ryan and his insistence that he get to spend time with his family if he is named speaker of the house, despite voting against paid family leave.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Spousal Support and Alimony

October 22, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the recent Hollywood trend where actresses such as Kaley Cuoco and Megan Fox are being asked by their estranged husbands to pay spousal support and alimony.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses “Phubbing” in Avvo Naked Law Blog

October 19, 2015

Jennifer Brandt discusses “phubbing,” or phone snubbing, and how communication is “one of the biggest causes of divorce and with the advent of cell phones, this issue has worsened.”

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Actress Kelly Rutherford's Ongoing Custody Battle

August 12, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss actress Kelly Rutherford's ongoing custody battle and a recent New York Supreme Court ruling that ordered her children to return to Monaco.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Potential Liability of Daycare Center

July 31, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the two brothers in Oklahoma who were hospitalized with severe sunburns after a day care trip to a water park.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Ashley Madison Hacking Scandal

July 21, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the hacking scandal affecting the website Ashley Madison, a matchmaking website for cheating spouses

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Celebrity Family Feuds

May 27, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss family feuds related to Rosie O'Donnell and Bobby Flay.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News to Discuss Stay-At-Home Moms Getting A Bonus by Their Husbands

May 20, 2015

According to an opinion piece in The New York Times, the “wife bonus” could be included in a pre- or post-nuptial agreement and is usually based on how much money her husband made and how well she does with household duties.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News to Discuss ''Free-Range Parents'' in Washington, D.C.

April 14, 2015

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Fox 29 News to discuss the recent police scrutiny of the “free-range parents” in suburban Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield to Discuss Aaron Hernandez Trial

April 02, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield on CNN to Discuss the Aaron Hernandez trial, as well as the Boston bomber trial.

Jennifer Brandt Named a 2015 “Top Family Law Attorney” By Suburban Life

March 27, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Practice Group and editor of the blog ''Family Law Focus,'' was selected by Suburban Life Magazine as one of their 2015 ''Top Family Law Attorneys.'' Suburban Life asked their readers to share their opinions on which attorneys excel in family law, resulting in hundreds of votes that helped compile a definitive list of attorneys to turn to for help and guidance in matters of divorce, adoption and other aspects of family law.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke Lawsuit

March 11, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the lawsuit of Marvin Gaye's estate against singer Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams in the claim that Thicke's song "Blurred Lines" copied Gaye's music. Gaye's estate was awarded $7.4 million.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox News to Discuss Man Who Burned Himself Praying Over Fajitas

March 06, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox News to discuss the lawsuit of a man who attempted to sue Applebee's after burning himself while praying over a hot plate of fajitas.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News to Discuss a Man Accused of Secretly Filming Women in Their Homes

March 03, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was on Fox 29 News to discuss the arrest of a Narberth man who allegedly secretly filmed women in their homes and in the dressing rooms at King of Prussia stores. He is being charged with multiple counts of invasion of privacy, criminal use of a communication device, trespass and other related crimes.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss Legal Battle Over Robin Williams' Estate

February 04, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member in the firm's family law group, appeared on Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the legal battle over actor Robin Williams' estate.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox News Network to Discuss CT Teen Forced to Undergo Chemotherapy

January 13, 2015

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was on the Fox News Network today to discuss the Connecticut teen who is being forced to undergo chemotherapy. The 17-year-old girl previously refused the treatment for her cancer, was removed from her home, and is now in state custody. The case is scheduled to go before the Connecticut Supreme Court this week.

Jennifer Brandt Named a ''2014 Top Attorney'' By Suburban Life

December 18, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Practice Group and editor of the blog ''Family Law Focus,'' was selected by Suburban Life Magazine as one of their 2014 ''Top Attorneys.'' Jennifer has built an active family law practice, representing parties in divorce, custody, and support/alimony matters throughout both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Her involvement in family law litigation extends to both the trial court and appellate levels. She also negotiates prenuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements on behalf of clients.

Behind the Scenes with an Avvo Attorney: Philadelphia Divorce Attorney Jennifer Brandt

November 23, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the Cozen O'Connor Family Law practice, will appear on Behind the Scenes with an Avvo Attorney.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses PA Boy Beaten to Death by His Parents on Fox 29 News

November 07, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, of the firm's Family Law practice, appeared on Fox 29 News to discuss the story of the Chester County boy beaten to death by his parents. The couple, Jillian Tait, 31, and Gary Lee Fellenbaum, 23, were charged with the murder of Tait’s three-year-old son.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 Weekend to Discuss the PA Judicial Scandal

October 25, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice group, was a guest on Fox 29 Weekend to discuss the recent Pennsylvania judicial scandal and tips to protect yourself when sending emails or posting on social media.

Jennifer Brandt Appears in the Jewish Exponent's Newsmakers of the Week

October 22, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law practice group, appears in the Jewish Exponent’s October 23 Newsmakers of the Week column. The column highlights Jennifer’s recent selection as one of Main Line Today’s ‘’Power Women.’’

Jennifer Brandt Named One of Main Line Today’s 2014 ''Power Women''

October 02, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Practice and editor of the blog ''Family Law Focus,'' was selected by Main Line Today as one of their 2014 ''Power Women.'' Jennifer has built an active family law practice, representing parties in divorce, custody, and support/alimony matters throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also negotiates prenuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements. Recognized as a legal expert by the media, Jennifer appears regularly on national and local television and radio. She can be seen on CNN, Fox News Network, MSNBC, Headline News, ABC and NBC, as well as a number of Philadelphia-area news programs.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on America's Newsroom on Fox News to Discuss Leaked Celebrity Nude Photos

September 01, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm's family law practice group, was recently a guest on America's Newsroom on Fox News to discuss the recently leaked celebrity nude pictures by hackers. Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence was one of the many targeted.

Jennifer Brandt Quoted in The Hot Zone USA Regarding House Lawsuit Against President Obama

July 31, 2014

House Republicans came to an agreement on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a lawsuit against President Barack Obama.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Financial Obligations of Remarrying Couples in Arrive Magazine

July 02, 2014

In an article titled “For Richer, For Poorer – Before Exchanging Those Vows, Couples Should Evaluate Their Financial Futures,” Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Department, discusses the importance of discussing financial obligations before marriage to avoid resentment in the future. “The new spouse needs to understand and accept that these obligations can cause a serious financial impact on cash flow and may affect their lifestyle,” says Jennifer.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Cavuto to Discuss John Boehner's Potential Suit Against Barack Obama

June 25, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm's Family Law Department, was a guest on Cavuto on the Fox Business Network on June 25, 2014.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Crime and Justice with Dan Schorr to Discuss Casey Kasem Situation

June 03, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm's Family Law Department, was a guest on Dan Schorr's radio show, Crime and Justice with Dan Schorr. Jennifer discussed many of the latest stories in the news including Casey Kasem and Oscar Pistorius.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News to Discuss Pennsylvania Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

May 21, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox 29 news this morning to discuss the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s ruling striking down the Pennsylvania statute banning same-sex couples from marrying and barring the recognition of out-of-state marriage of same-sex couples.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox News Channel to Discuss Casey Kasem's Daughter's Kidnapping Claims

May 14, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm's Family Law Department, was a guest on Fox News Channel's America's Newsroom this morning to discuss Casey Kasem's daughter's claims that he has been kidnapped.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox News Network to Discuss the $2 Million Lawsuit Filed Against Valerie Harper by Her Former Broadway Producer

April 28, 2014

On Monday, April 28, Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Department, was a guest on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Network. Jennifer discussed the $2 million lawsuit that was filed against Valerie Harper by her former Broadway producer. The suit alleges that Harper hid her cancer from the producers and playwright of “Looped” until it had spread to her brain and forced her to drop out of the national tour of the production.

Jennifer Brandt Mentioned in ABA Journal Regarding Recent Speaking Engagement at Lawyernomics

April 25, 2014

In an article titled “Branding and storytelling help lawyers find and keep clients,” Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Department, is mentioned regarding her recent panel discussion at the Lawyernomics conference in Las Vegas. Lawyernomics is a premier legal business and marketing conference that offers advice on creating a base of loyal clients that will help bring in additional clients and work. Jennifer’s panel discussion, titled “How to Build your Brand and Grow your Network,” included practicing attorneys who are successfully marketing their firms in different and interesting ways.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on the Fox Business Network to Discuss Decision to Allow Woman to Keep $53,000 Engagement Ring

April 07, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm's Family Law Department, was a guest on The Willis Report on the Fox Business Network today.

Jennifer Brandt Sourced in CNN Money Article on Divorce Finances

April 04, 2014

Jennifer Brandt was used as a source on a recent article titled "Don't Let Divorce Wreck Your Finances."

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements in Forbes

March 13, 2014

In an article titled “Can A Prenup or Postnup With An Infidelity Clause Deter A Husband From Cheating?” Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Department, discusses prenuptial and postnuptial agreements with infidelity clauses. “I have had experience with infidelity clauses in prenups and postnups. My advice to clients is generally that they may not be enforceable, but that they can provide a deterrent for a spouse who would otherwise be unfaithful,” explains Jennifer.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Child Support in Elizabeth Street

March 12, 2014

In an article titled “4 Things to Consider If You’re a Single Expectant Mama,” Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Department, advises on child support for single moms. The terms of child support are largely dictated by the state, but in general, the income of the parties is typically the determining factor in support. Brandt says “child support is awarded to the parent who has primary custody of the child, no matter whether mother or father.”

Jennifer Brandt Discuss Real Housewives Case, NJ Teen Suing Parents on Fox 29 News

March 05, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Department, was a guest on Fox 29 News today to discuss yesterday's guilty plea in the Real Housewives of New Jersey case. Teresa and Joe Giudice plead guilty in federal court to several mortgage and bankruptcy fraud charges.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses How Valentine’s Day Adds Pressure to Marriages in MainStreet

February 12, 2014

In an article titled “Valentine’s Effect Causes 40% to Explore Divorce,” Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Department, discusses how “Valentine’s Day puts a lot of pressure on people to provide proof of their love for one another in one day… Because Valentine’s Day forces us to assess our romantic relationships, many people realize that they are not happy in the situation they are in and there is no possibility of it improving. Thus, they may turn toward divorce to get a fresh start.”

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Shepard Smith Reporting to Discuss France's New Divorce Law Proposal

January 03, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Department, was a guest on Shepard Smith Reporting today on Fox News to discuss France’s new proposal to allow consenting couples to divorce without ever seeing a judge.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox News to Discuss Texas Man Charged for Hate Crime

December 27, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Department, was on Fox News this morning to discuss the Texas man charged with a hate crime for breaking a man’s jaw while playing the “knockout game.”

Jennifer Brandt Appears on the Fox News Network to Discuss Decision to Keep California Child on Life Support

December 26, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Department, was on the O’Reilly Factor last night on the Fox News Network.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Happening Now on Fox News to Discuss New York Motocycle Gang Assault

November 20, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law practice, appeared on Happening Now on Fox News to discuss the arraignment of NYPD Detective Wojciech Braszczok, who was indicted as one of the bikers involved in the SUV-motorcyclist confrontation that happened on the West Side Highway in September.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss New Jersey Powerball Winner

November 12, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Fox 29 news to discuss the case of the New Jersey Powerball winner, Pedro Quezada, v. his ex-girlfriend, Ines Sanchez, who is trying to claim half of his lottery winnings of $338 million.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Your World with Neil Cavuto

October 30, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Your World with Neil Cavuto on the Fox News Network. Jennifer discussed the National Library of Medicine’s, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, announcement that they will begin “mining” social media for information on health behavior.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Dividing Property During a Divorce in Reuters

October 07, 2013

In an article titled “Splitsville? How to divide property in divorce,” Jennifer Brandt, of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Practice, offers advice on how to divide property when filing for divorce.

Jennifer Brandt Quoted in Forbes on Divorce Process

September 17, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, of the firm's Family Law practice, was quoted in Forbes in an article titled, "Divorcing Women: When Can You Withdraw Funds From Joint Accounts?"

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss Harrisburg, PA Hearing on Same Sex Marriage

September 04, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox 29 news today at 8:15 a.m. to discuss the hearing in Harrisburg regarding same sex marriage.

Cozen O'Connor Member Jennifer Brandt Appears on Your World with Neil Cavuto

August 12, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News today to discuss the case of the New Zealand flight attendant who was allegedly fired from her job for abusing sick leave.

Cozen O'Connor Member Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss Post-Nuptial Agreements

July 10, 2013

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on “Good Day” on Fox29 today to discuss post-nuptial agreements.

Cozen O'Connor Member Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss Schaible Case

May 23, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, of the firm’s Family Law practice, appeared on “Your Morning” on Fox 29 today to discuss the Schaible case.

Cozen O'Connor Member Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox News to Discuss Jodi Arias Trial

May 20, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member in the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on the Fox News program, “Happening Now.”

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer Brandt Discusses Assisted Reproductive Technology at PBI Seminar

May 09, 2013

Jennifer has significant experience representing parties in divorce, custody, support/alimony and same-sex dissolution matters throughout both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She assists parties in adoptions and in matters concerning incapacitated persons.

Cozen O'Connor Member, Jennifer Brandt, Appears on Lou Dobbs Tonight

April 11, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office, appeared on Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business Network to discuss a number of topics.

Cozen O'Connor Member Discusses Wilmington, Del Courthouse Shooting on Good Day Philadelphia

February 12, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 to discuss the recent shooting that took place at a Wilmington, DE courthouse.

Cozen O'Connor Member Discusses Case of Ohio Teacher Suing School District for Discrimination

January 17, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Philadelphia office and Family Law Practice, was a guest on Money with Melissa Francis on January 17, 2013 on the Fox Business network.

Cozen O’Connor Member Discusses Icelandic Girl Petitioning to Keep Her Name on Fox News

January 03, 2013

Jennifer Brandt, a member of the firm’s Philadelphia office and Family Law Practice Group, appeared as a guest on the Fox News Network Thursday, January 3. Jennifer was there to discuss the case of the Icelandic girl petitioning the Icelandic government to allow her to keep her birth name, which is not on the list of approved names for Icelandic citizens.

Jennifer Brandt Article Published in Sheknows.com

December 07, 2012

In an article titled, "Can the Web Unwed You," Jennifer Brandt of the firm's Family Law Practice Group outlines the dangers of websites which offer online divorce.

Jennifer Brandt Published in AllParenting.com

September 10, 2012

Jennifer Brandt Published in AllParenting.com

Cozen O’Connor Member Discusses Colorado Theater Shooting on Fox News

July 20, 2012

Cozen O’Connor Member Discusses Colorado Theater Shooting on Fox News

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Christy Brinkley's Divorce on "Today"

March 27, 2012

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Christy Brinkley's Divorce on "Today"

Cozen O'Connor's Jennifer Brandt Discusses Secretary of State Clinton on the O'Reilly Factor

March 12, 2012

Cozen O'Connor's Jennifer Brandt Discusses Secretary of State Clinton on the O'Reilly Factor

Jennifer Brandt, a member Of Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office, was a guest on the O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Network

December 07, 2011

Jennifer Brandt, a member Of Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office, was a guest on the O’Reilly Factor on the Fox News Network

Jennifer Brandt Discussing First Amendment Rights on Fox News' the O'Reilly Factor

December 02, 2011

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, appears on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor to discuss student's First Amendment Rights.

Cozen O’Connor Member Discusses Current Events on National News Networks

June 10, 2011

Cozen O’Connor Member Discusses Current Events on National News Networks

Cozen O’Connor Member on Fox News’ Happening Now

May 23, 2011

Cozen O’Connor Member on Fox News’ Happening Now

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Case of 15‐Year‐Old Runaway on HLN

September 09, 2010

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Case of 15‐Year‐Old Runaway on HLN

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Tiger Woods Divorce Settlement on CNN

August 24, 2010

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Tiger Woods Divorce Settlement on CNN

Jennifer Brandt Talks Social Media, Divorce Proceedings on KYW Newsradio

August 09, 2010

Jennifer Brandt Talks Social Media, Divorce Proceedings on KYW Newsradio

Cozen O’Connor member Jennifer Brant appeared on

March 07, 2010

Cozen O’Connor member Jennifer Brant appeared on

Cozen O’Connor Family Law Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears On TV Guide Network

November 10, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Family Law Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears On TV Guide Network

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Presents “Family Law 101” For PBI

October 05, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Presents “Family Law 101” For PBI

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses International Family Law for CNN

October 05, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses International Family Law for CNN

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Michael Jackson Custody Case

August 01, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Michael Jackson Custody Case

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Issues on CNN Headline News

June 02, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Issues on CNN Headline News

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Haleigh Cummings Case On CNN Headline News

March 27, 2009

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Haleigh Cummings Case On CNN Headline News

Cozen O'Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Octuplets for Local and National Audiences

February 26, 2009

Cozen O'Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Octuplets for Local and National Audiences

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named To 2008 Pro Bono Honor Roll By First Judicial District Of Pennsylvania

February 04, 2009

Twenty-one attorneys in Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office have been named to the 2008 Pro Bono Roll of Honor of the First Judicial District (FJD) of Pennsylvania.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law On Local And National Broadcasts

December 24, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law On Local And National Broadcasts

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Participate In PBI Divorce Law Course

December 17, 2008

Cozen O'Connor members Jennifer A. Brandt and Thomas G. Wilkinson recently participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's course ''Dealing with Dirty Tricks in Divorce,'' which was presented in Philadelphia, Mechanicsburg and Pittsburgh. Jennifer served as the course planner and moderator and Tom was a panelist in Philadelphia. The course was designed to assist family law practitioners when they are faced with dirty tricks in the areas of finance and reputation, and in divorce proceedings in general.

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Cyberbullying On CN8

December 16, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Cyberbullying On CN8

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Lectures On Divorce For Main Line School Night

November 18, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Lectures On Divorce For Main Line School Night

Cozen O'Connor Member Jennifer Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters on CN8

November 07, 2008

Cozen O'Connor Member Jennifer Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters on CN8

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters On Television News Shows

July 24, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters On Television News Shows

Cozen O'Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters on Cable News Shows

July 10, 2008

Cozen O'Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters on Cable News Shows

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters On CN8, TruTV And CN8 Headline News

June 06, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Discusses Family Law Matters On CN8, TruTV And CN8 Headline News

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears on CNN, Fox News And CN8

May 08, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears on CNN, Fox News And CN8

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears On Fox News And MSNBC

March 26, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears On Fox News And MSNBC

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears On The O’Reilly Factor

March 19, 2008

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Appears On The O’Reilly Factor

Publications

Figuring Out Who Gets Fido In A Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

October 15, 2018

A new law in California which goes into effect on January 1, 2019 gives Courts the right to determine custody and care of a pet both pending a divorce and as part of a final determination. This is a move in the right direction given that so many couples consider pets part of the family. Despite...

Five Tips for Winning Over Clients at the Initial Consultation

September 20, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, blogged for Lawyernomics by Avvo on "Five Tips for Winning Clients Over at the Initial Consultation."

3 Times Responsiveness Brought Value to My Practice

May 25, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, authored the blog, "3 times responsiveness brought value to my practice" for Lawyernomics by Avvo.

Building your online presence and reputation is easier than you think

March 23, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, authored a recent blog for Lawyernomics by Avvo, "Building your online presence and reputation is easier than you think."

Managing my practice: What I learned and accomplished in 2017 [Lawyernomics]

January 18, 2018

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, authored the blog, "Managing my practice: What I learned and accomplished in 2017," for Lawyernomics by Avvo.

Surviving The Holidays While Dealing With Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 12, 2017

The holidays are supposed to be a time of good will and cheer. For those going through a divorce, however, the situation is often not cheerful and may even be grim. With some thoughtful planning and the right outlook, however, the joyful spirit of the holidays can be preserved. Following the tips...

Five Tips For Falling Back Into Your Routine After Summer

September 26, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, published, "5 tips for falling back into your routine after summer," for Lawyernomics by Avvo.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Summertime Custody [Family Law Focus Blog]

July 10, 2017

Summertime and the living is easy, that is, except for those involved in a custody dispute. With relaxed schedules, vacations, camp, and changing activities, summertime custody can prove to be more difficult for parties to navigate. Nonetheless, following the do's and don'ts below can have you...

Jennifer Brandt's 5 Tips to Achieve Better Work-life Balance This Summer

July 05, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of the firm's Family Law group, gives five tips to achieve better work-life balance this summer in her blog post on Lawyernomics by Avvo.

Ethics of Using Support Staff in Your Firm

June 14, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Practice, discusses the ethics of using supports in a law firm in her article for Lawyernomics by Avvo.

Why Betting on Your Brand is a Safe Bet [Lawyernomics]

May 10, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, describes the importance for attorneys' to define their brand in her piece, Why betting on your Brand is a safe bet, for Lawyernomics by Avvo.

How To Protect Yourself Before A Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

March 14, 2017

As a divorce lawyer, I have met with countless clients who claim they were blindsided by a divorce. While they may have seen signs that something was wrong in the marriage, they chose to ignore them hoping that things would improve. In some instances, they might have even tried marriage counseling...

Betting on Your Brand [Avvo Lawyernomics]

March 08, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses the importance of marketing and building your brand as a lawyer.

3 Stages to Show Clients “Love” and Appreciation [Avvo Lawyernomics]

February 10, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses the 3 stages to show clients "love" and appreciation.

My 5 Resolutions for Personal and Professional Growth [Lawyernomics]

January 10, 2017

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses her resolution for personal and professional growth in Avvo's Lawyernomics.

A New Type Of Divorce Party [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 22, 2016

Today I was interviewed on television [see clip here] about a new type of divorce party. This is not a situation where a newly single person celebrates their freedom from an unhappy marriage, rather, this new type of divorce party has the divorcing couple celebrating the end of their marriage...

What We Can Learn From the Brangelina Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

September 21, 2016

Today  I was asked to comment on television about the hottest news, the Brangelina divorce.  If you haven't heard, another celebrity couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing after 2 years of marriage and twelve years of living together prior to that.  They have six children...

How to Manage Client Communications and Maintain Your Life [Lawyernomics]

May 25, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses how to manage client communications and maintain your life in Lawyernomics by Avvo.

Divorce and Taxes: 4 Tips for Managing the 2016 Tax Season [Lawyernomics]

March 16, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses tips for managing the tax season while going through a divorce on Avvo's Lawyernomics blog.

Truths and Myths About Divorce Mediation [Family Law Focus Blog]

March 15, 2016

When clients visit my office for an initial consultation about their impending divorce, they invariably ask about the benefits and pitfalls of mediation.  Over the last several years, the use of alternate dispute resolution in divorce and other litigation matters has increased in popularity.  This...

What is a Brand And Why Do You Need It? Branding For Lawyers [Lawyernomics]

February 17, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, co-chair of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law practice, discusses branding for lawyers on Avvo's Lawyernomics blog.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Tips to Revive Your Law Practice in the New Year [Lawyernomics]

January 18, 2016

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law practice, discusses tips on reviving your law practice in the new year on Avvo’s Lawyernomics blog.

What Can Be Learned From Madonna's Custody Battle [Family Law Focus Blog]

January 05, 2016

Pop icon Madonna is facing a difficult battle concerning custody of her 15 year-old son, Rocco.  While the divorce agreement she entered into with Guy Ritchie about eight years ago, awarded her custody of Rocco, it appears that he now prefers to remain with his Father in London.  Recently, he even...

Contracts Are Considered When Using Assisted Reproduction Technology [Family Law Focus Blog]

November 29, 2015

Two recent decisions highlight the importance of contracts between parties in cases involving assisted reproduction technology (ART).  In Pennsylvania, the Superior Court found that television personality, Sherri Shepherd was indeed the legal mother of a child born in a surrogacy arrangement.  For...

Introducing A New Significant Other To Your Child During Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

October 12, 2015

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 love while also parenting the children of the marriage.  Is it wrong to mix the two?  And if...

Introducing a New Love to Children of Divorce [Avvo Naked Law Blog]

October 01, 2015

Jennifer Brandt discusses the legal implications of divorced couples introducing a new significant other to their children.

4 Steps to Building a Successful Law Practice [Lawyernomics]

September 16, 2015

Jennifer Brandt offers tips on how to grow a successful law practice.

Developing and Growing Your Family Law Practice [Family Law]

September 08, 2015

Jennifer Brandt discusses how important it is for the modern family lawyer to develop a marketing-consistent strategy and embrace technology as a powerful promotional tool.

The Ashley Madison Hack -- Will It Cause Couples To Divorce? [Family Law Focus Blog]

August 27, 2015

Everyone is speculating that the Ashley Madison hack will mean an increase in business for divorce lawyers.  This remains to be seen.  However, the real question is what happens if your name appears on the list of users?  And what if it is not your name but your spouse’s name that is included on...

Questions To Ask a Divorce Lawyer [Avvo Naked Law Blog]

August 21, 2015

Jennifer Brandt discusses the important questions a prospective client should ask before hiring a divorce lawyer.

Preparing A Client For Settlement [GPSolo]

August 05, 2015

Jennifer Brandt discusses the difficult task of reaching a divorce settlement and offers guidance on how to make things move more smoothly.

Ashley Madison and the Illusion of Online Privacy [Avvo Naked Law Blog]

July 23, 2015

Jennifer Brandt discusses the Ashley Madison hacking scandal and explains how before using a website, posting on social media, or sending an email, consider the ramifications, and consider whether the private information you are providing is really secure.

Moving Toward True Marriage Equality [Family Law Focus Blog]

July 05, 2015

With the recent decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry, and divorce, throughout the Country.  There is finally marriage equality. Certainly, being able to marry is important as not only is it the ultimate demonstration of love and commitment, but it...

Does Your Wife Deserve A Bonus? [Family Law Focus Blog]

May 20, 2015

Does a wife deserve a monetary "bonus" for exemplary skills in housekeeping and child rearing?  In some social circles, this is actually occurring.  In fact, the trend was explored recently in a New York Times Op Ed piece, "Poor Little Rich Women," and I was asked to comment it today on television...

Keep Calm and Lawyer Up [NEXT 2 Magazine]

May 11, 2015

Jennifer Brandt published an article in NEXT 2 Magazine on the topic of divorce, and how they can be an extremely stressful event in one's life, and how finding a knowledgeable counsel is essential to get through the process.

Divorce By Social Media [Family Law Focus Blog]

April 07, 2015

This morning, I appeared on Fox29 in Philadelphia where I discussed and commented on a recent case out of Brooklyn, New York.  In this matter, a divorcing party was granted permission to serve initial process by way of Facebook.  In New York, like many jurisdictions, an initial divorce summons or...

Traveling with Kids: 5 Tips for Divorced Co-Parents [Avvo's Naked Law Blog]

April 02, 2015

With spring break upon us and summer just around the corner, many families are looking forward to annual family vacations. A lot of effort and money goes into vacation planning. And for divorcing or divorced parents, the possibility of a former spouse interfering with a planned vacation becomes yet another logistic to consider. Here are five tips for pleasant vacation planning.

Divorce And Taxes [Family Law Focus Blog]

March 04, 2015

Figuring out taxes when going through a divorce is challenging for most.  The attached post (click here) that I wrote for Avvo's Naked Law Blog gives some important tips to make tax time easier....

Social Media Influences on the Practice of Family Law [American Journal of Family Law]

March 01, 2015

Jennifer Brandt and Megan Feehan, both residents of the firm's family law practice and Philadelphia office, published an article in the American Journal of Family Law on social media influences and how that effects the practice of family law.

Ask Avvo: Is There Anyway To Make A Prenup Romantic? [Avvo's Naked Law Blog]

February 24, 2015

Communicating before marriage about the issues that are most important to each partner is the essence of intimacy. You can even up the romance with creative clauses like a requirement of weekly flowers or an agreement that gifts between husband and wife will forever belong to the recipient. All it takes is some imagination and consideration to bring romance and levity to your prenup.

Using Experts In Divorce And Custody Litigation [Family Law Focus Blog]

February 20, 2015

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, experts are frequently used.  They become part of the team in preparing the...

5 New Year’s resolutions for anyone contemplating divorce [Avvo's Naked Law Blog]

January 22, 2015

It is a well-known fact among divorce lawyers that January is the most popular month for people to initiate divorce. Perhaps that can be attributed to its promise of a new beginning; perhaps spending extra time over the holidays with spouses and extended family members was the final straw. No matter the cause, for those contemplating divorce in the start of the New Year, here are some key resolutions.

Sowing The Seeds For Settlement [Family Law Focus Blog]

January 19, 2015

Many clients think that once they hire a divorce attorney, they are setting themselves up for protracted litigation.  In fact, most attorneys are skilled at negotiation and work hard to help clients settle their cases without ever stepping foot in a courtroom.  This is not a sign of weakness but...

Preparing a Client for Settlement [Family Advocate]

January 08, 2015

Settling a divorce case is no easy task. It requires parties who are at odds with each other to come together for their mutual benefit. These parties must set aside their emotions and look at their economic situation in a detached, business-like manner. The attorneys advising these parties play a monumental role in convincing them to set aside their devastation, anger, and, perhaps, regret and focus on resolution. Both parties must have this same mindset to reach consensus. Timing is also key.

Thoughts On Being A Family Lawyer [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 22, 2014

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 the conference, I also filmed a video discussing my own practice.  See...

5 tips for dealing with a divorce during the holidays [Avvo's Naked Law Blog]

December 16, 2014

The holidays are here. It is a time for joy and gratitude, a time for sharing and spending time with family. But for couples contemplating or going through a divorce, the holidays can be downright depressing. Instead of love and caring, there is animosity. Instead of togetherness, there is loneliness. Many couples who are parting would prefer to hibernate over the holidays and resurface sometime in January. Nonetheless, there are ways to manage the holidays even if you are separating or divorcing, and there is even the chance that you will find some enjoyment. The tips below will help.

Making The Holidays Happy For Kids During A Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 01, 2014

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 become magnified during holiday time.  After all, children bring magic to...

Family Ties: The Challenges and Rewards of Sibling Adoption [Avvo's Naked Law Blog]

November 26, 2014

Adopting a child is a monumental decision. And if that child is a brother or sister, this situation is further complicated. The relationship changes from sibling to parent and takes on all the responsibilities that accompany that new role.

Kids Are People Too: The Effects of Divorce on Children [Avvo's Naked Law Blog]

November 10, 2014

During a recent custody trial, I was privy to an interview between the judge and a child who was the subject of the matter. Although the judge tried to make the interview as painless as possible, asking the child mundane questions about school and activities like a well-meaning relative or adult friend, no one in the room, the child included, could evade the tension and heaviness in the air.

Social Media Pitfalls In Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

October 21, 2014

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 when there is a divorce, all these...

Sperm Donorship and Its Impact on Parental Obligations [The Legal Intelligencer]

July 08, 2014

In an article published in The Legal Intelligencer, Jennifer Brandt and Megan Feehan, attorneys in Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Department, discuss a recent case involving actor Jason Patric and his former girlfriend Danielle Schreiber. Patric, a sperm donor, is now looking to have custody rights to the child he helped conceive four years ago. The California courts are grappling with competing statutes in searching for a resolution. The broader issue, however, is how technology is changing the definition of a family in our modern world and how our law is trying to adapt to these changes.

Divorce: What Happens to the Marital Home? [Zillow Blog]

July 03, 2014

In an article published in Zillow Blog, Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O'Connor's Family Law Department, discusses dividing the marital home in a divorce, one of the most difficult aspects of property distribution. The house is often the most valuable asset owned by the parties, and it is the one that often has the most sentimental meaning as well. Couples spend a lot of time and effort choosing a home and filling it with memories, and frequently neither side wants to move from the home even while a divorce is pending.

George Clooney Needs a Prenup [YourTango]

May 20, 2014

We all heard the news about George Clooney’s engagement. After holding out for so long, he is now finally getting married. However, he has a lot to lose in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement is a must. See Jen Brandt's recent article on Yourtango.com discussing a proposed prenup for George.

5 Tips for Building Your Brand and Growing Your Network [Lawyernomics by Avvo]

May 05, 2014

Jennifer Brandt, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Department, discusses the importance of business development for an attorney and offers five tips to ensure marketing success. Jennifer’s tips include “find something you love to do, think creatively, build on your marketing feats, delegate but don’t give it away, and make marketing part of your daily routine.”

Surviving the Holidays During a Divorce [BlogHer]

December 05, 2013

As soon as the calendar turns to December we’re bombarded with all things holiday. From advertisements, to recipes, to school events and water cooler chatter, we just cannot escape the frenzy of this supposedly joyous time of year. However, for those going through a divorce, the holiday season may be more depressing than delightful. Family traditions are altered, children are struggling, and finances are often tight.

7 Steps to a Positive Child Custody Outcome [AllParenting.com]

October 16, 2013

Child custody cases are difficult for everyone involved. While it is always best if parents can mutually agree on a workable schedule for their family, a family court judge may decide where children will live if the parents cannot agree on primary custody and visitation.

A Divorce Lawyer's Guide To Preparing For Divorce [BlogHer]

June 08, 2013

Ready to file for divorce? Once you’ve made the difficult decision to go through with it, it’s time to figure out what’s next. Avoid a long, emotional ordeal by knowing what lies ahead and by taking action.

Should You Say 'I Do' to a Prenup? [SheKnows]

May 30, 2013

In an article titled, "Should You Say 'I Do' to a Prenup?" Jennifer Brandt (Philadelphia) of the firm's Family Law Practice Group discusses prenuptial agreements, what they are designed to do, and what they are incapable of doing.

5 Social Media Tips That Can Save Your Marriage [AllParenting.com]

September 10, 2012

5 Social Media Tips That Can Save Your Marriage - AllParenting.com - According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one third of all divorce filings in 2011 contained the word "Facebook," up from 20 percent just three years ago. Sadly, this plays out in my practice almost daily.

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The 20-Year Ditch: The Realities of Mid-Life Divorce [The Legal Intelligencer]

July 12, 2011

The 20-Year Ditch: The Realities of Mid-Life Divorce - The Legal Intelligencer - Their names are familiar: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver; Al and Tipper Gore; Frank and Jamie
McCourt. Besides fame, fortune and power, what do these couples have in common? They all chose to
separate and divorce after more than 20 years of marriage.

Sports and Entertainment Law Observer [Fall 2007]

November 07, 2007

Specifically, in this issue, we examine two topics currently at the forefront of the sports and entertainment industries. First, we explore the ongoing strike between the Writers Guild and the Association of Motion Picture and Televisions Producers. Next, we outline the various immigration issues and options for foreign athletes who seek employment in the United States.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Understanding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

December 14, 2018 - Mount Laurel, NJ

The Year in Review for the General Practitioner 2018

December 05, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA

2018 Navigating the Rough Waters of Divorce

October 23, 2018 - Ardmore, PA

PBI: Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers

November 06, 2017 - Mechanicsburg, PA

Lawyernomics 2017 Conference

April 22, 2017 - Las Vegas, NV

Advanced Issues in Divorce

October 26, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

2016 Section of Family Law Fall CLE Conference

October 21, 2016 - Quebec, Canada

CLE for The Busy Lawyer

June 15, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers

December 08, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

How to Build a Successful Law Firm

October 01, 2015 - Webinar

PBI General Practitioners' Update 2015

June 10, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA

PBI: Baby Making in the 21st Century

May 27, 2015 - Webinar

ABA 2015 Family Law Spring Conference

May 07, 2015 - Carlsbad, CA

Coping with Divorce: Issues & Answers

April 21, 2015 - Ardmore, PA

2014 PICPA Divorce Conference

October 27, 2014 - King of Prussia, PA

PBI General Practitioners’ Update 2014

June 18, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

Lawyernomics 2014

April 23, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV

Leveraging the Press: Marketing Yourself through the Media

February 13, 2014 - Washington, D.C.

Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers

December 03, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

ABA Section of Family Law Fall Meeting

October 19, 2013 - Deer Valley, UT

PBI General Practitioners' Update

June 12, 2013 - Philadelphia, PA

Navigating the Rough Waters of Divorce

April 09, 2013 - Ardmore, PA

PBA Mid Year Meeting

January 31, 2013 - St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles

The PICPA Divorce Conference

October 25, 2012 - King Of Prussia, PA

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1994
  • Rutgers College, B.A., 1991

Awards & Honors

Philadelphia Business Journal -  Women of Distinction 2016

PA Super Lawyer 2015-2017

Main Line Today Magazine – Women on the Move 2014

Suburban Life Magazine – Top Family Law Attorney 2015

Pro Bono Honor Roll of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania 2008

Super Lawyers Rising Star
 

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  • Superior Court of New Jersey
  • Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • Camden County (NJ) Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association