Cozen O’Connor: Cohen Schiff, Leora

Leora Cohen Schiff

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-4642

(215) 665-2013

Recent Publication:

Changes to the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines in Response to the New Tax Law [Family Law Focus Blog]

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 these payments as taxable income....

Leora focuses her practice on Family Law, handling a wide range of domestic relations matters including divorce, support, custody, equitable distribution, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements and protection from abuse actions. 

Leora earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree in political science from Rutgers University. During law school, she was a volunteer student attorney with the Georgetown Law Domestic Violence Clinic. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Guy P. Ryan, J.S.C., Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Publications

Changes to the Pennsylvania Support Guidelines in Response to the New Tax Law [Family Law Focus Blog]

May 29, 2019

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 these payments as taxable income....

New Developments in Grandparent Custody [Family Law Focus Blog]

August 08, 2018

On July 4, 2018, two amendments to the Pennsylvania child custody laws went into effect making it easier for grandparents and other third parties to seek custody of a minor child. Specifically, Section 5324 and Section 5325(2) of the Pennsylvania Domestic Relation Code, was amended to expand the...

Uterine Transplants: Legal Perspectives on Reproductive Technology [The Legal Intelligencer]

July 07, 2018

Leora Cohen Schiff, an associate in the firm's Family Law Practice, published "Uterine Transplants: Legal Perspectives on Reproductive Technology" for the Legal Intelligencer.

PA Superior Court Thorough Analysis of PFA Expungements and Summary “Expungement Continuum” [Pennsylvania Family Lawyer]

June 05, 2018

Leora Cohen Schiff, an associate in the firm's Family Law Practice, authored, "PA Superior Court Thorough Analysis of PFA Expungements and 'Expungement Continuum'," for Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.

Grandmother's Contempt Reversed Since No UCCJEA Jurisdiction [Pennsylvania Family Lawyer]

June 04, 2018

Leora Cohen Schiff, an associate in the firm's Family Law Practice, authored, "Grandmother's Contempt Reversed Since No UCCJEA Jurisdiction," for Pennsylvania Family Lawyer.

Navigating Pennsylvania's New Public Access Policy For Family Law Matters [Family Law Focus Blog]

February 27, 2018

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 information and documents. The...

Moving Out of State? - Relocation Standards in New Jersey and Pennsylvania [Family Law Focus Blog]

September 26, 2017

New Jersey – The New Relocation Standard Can a custodial parent in New Jersey move to another state and still retain custody if permission is not obtained from the other parent? A recent New Jersey State Supreme Court decision has made this more difficult by raising the burden of proof that needs...

Practice Areas

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2016
  • Rutgers University, New Brunswick, B.A., summa cum laude, 2011
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania