Megan K. Feehan

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-6970

(215) 665-2013

Recent Publication:

The Constitutionality of Nondisparagement Provisions in Custody Orders

Jennifer Brandt and Megan Feehan published an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing how in the case, Shak v. Shak, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), found that a nondisparagement provision included in a custody order is an impermissible restraint under the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

Megan K. Feehan devotes her practice to educating and guiding her clients through the complexities of divorce, custody, support, and related family law issues in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Megan served as a Matrimonial Early Settlement Panelist in New Jersey and is a member of the Family Law Sections of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. In 2018, she was nominated and accepted into the 2019 Forum of Executive Women Mentoring Program, a membership organization of women of significant influence in the Philadelphia region.

Megan earned her law degree from Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law with honors. She was the notes editor of the Drexel Law Review and a member of the Women's Law Society. She is the recipient of both the Pro Bono Service Honors Award and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner Award. Immediately following law school, Megan completed a one-year clerkship with The Honorable Gwendolyn Blue in the Family Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree in government, magna cum laude, from Franklin & Marshall College, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

 

News

17 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Awarded Pro Bono Service Awards by First Judicial District of PA

October 29, 2015

The judges of the First Judicial Distrct of PA will present pro bono service awards to 17 Cozen O'Connor attorneys who have handled pro bono matters this year in FJD courts.

Publications

The Constitutionality of Nondisparagement Provisions in Custody Orders

July 10, 2020

Jennifer Brandt and Megan Feehan published an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing how in the case, Shak v. Shak, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), found that a nondisparagement provision included in a custody order is an impermissible restraint under the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

The Deductibility of Future Alimony Payments Just Might Depend on the Past [Family Law Focus Blog]

September 25, 2019

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 deducted from the income of the party making the...

How To Handle A Special Family Event When Going Through A Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

June 27, 2018

This time of year is especially popular for special family events such as weddings, graduations, and bar/bat mitvahs. For families going through a divorce, these events can pose unique challenges. There is no obligation in Pennsylvania or New Jersey that both parties contribute to the cost of...

Jurisdiction Over Out-Of-State Property In A Multi-State Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

June 24, 2016

In our increasingly mobile society, it is not uncommon for couples to relocate numerous times throughout their marriage and acquire property and assets in different states.  When a divorce dissolves the marriage and forces a distribution of assets spread across various states, the Court in the...

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.

Can Grandma and Grandpa Get Custody In Pennsylvania? [Family Law Focus Blog]

August 12, 2014

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 from the child's life due to...

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.

A Parent’s Right to College Records [Family Law Focus Blog]

April 21, 2014

For many parents, the financial support they provide to their children does not end after their children graduate from high school.  For divorcing parents in particular, the payment of their children’s future college expenses is often a specific part of their Marital Settlement Agreement.  In New...

Separation During Cohabitation [Family Law Focus Blog]

February 24, 2014

In Pennsylvania, the date used to determine the value of the assets and liabilities subject to equitable distribution is the date of the parties’ separation.  All assets and liabilities accrued during the marriage and prior to this date are considered to be part of the marital estate.  For many...

Defamation During a Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 20, 2013

It is often said that the Criminal Division of the Court deals with “bad” people at their best behavior, while the Family Division deals with “good” people at their worst behavior.  Divorce litigation is undoubtedly stressful, and emotions often lead to the exchange of insults, demeaning comments,...

The Lingering Impact of Tribal Law in Adoption Matters [Family Law Focus Blog]

November 21, 2013

Adoptions, like most family law matters, proceed through state courts and are governed by state laws.  For most families, rules and procedures specific to the state in which the adoption takes place are the only laws that have an impact on their adoption.  Occasionally, however, an additional body...

To Share Or Not Share The Lottery Loot [Family Law Focus Blog]

November 14, 2013

During a recent television appearance on Fox 29 (see clip by clicking here), I was asked to comment on a New Jersey case receiving significant media attention.  A non-married couple, Ines Sanchez and Pedro Quezada,  resided together as a couple for ten years, and a child was born of their...

The Hague Convention [Family Law Focus Blog]

October 01, 2013

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 against the wishes of the other...

Practice Areas

Education

  • Drexel University, J.D., 2009
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

The Honorable Gwendolyn Blue, Superior Court of New Jersey