Family Law

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How Getting a Prenup Strengthens Your Relationship

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

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Cozen O’Connor’s family law attorneys counsel clients in their most personal legal matters, from marriage and divorce to child custody and support arrangements. The practice is challenging, not only because it concerns issues of profound emotional import, but because the legal strictures are constantly changing in response to broad social and economic trends. At the moment, greater involvement of fathers in child rearing, fluctuations in the residential real estate market, and growth of the dual-career family are all having a profound impact on family law and dispute adjudication. Clients must have counsel with the interpersonal skills to provide meaningful support during major life transitions and the legal skills to use cutting-edge deal structures and guidelines.

The family law attorneys at Cozen O’Connor have been resolving complex family disputes for more than three decades. We counsel clients on matters of 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. We are equally adept at representing financially independent and financially dependent parties.

Our goal in each case is to achieve a comprehensive and lasting solution as quickly as possible so that clients can move their lives forward. In many instances, family law matters can be effectively resolved using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques such as mediation and arbitration. Our attorneys are experienced at participating in and leading ADR proceedings, which may save time, defuse confrontation, and encourage mutuality. Unfortunately, not every situation lends itself to this approach. In those cases, Cozen O’Connor’s renowned litigators are prepared to advocate aggressively on clients’ behalf. We have extensive trial and appellate court experience and regularly appear before state courts, often in complex parallel proceedings to separately determine support, equitable distribution, and custody.

Members of Cozen O’Connor have held leadership positions in local, state, and national bar associations, and publish regularly in family law periodicals. Our team includes lawyers who are routinely interviewed by mainstream media outlets and lecture to other attorneys on topics related to marital and family law. This level of professional activity means that our attorneys are well informed about current legal trends and are able to provide clients with prescient strategic advice.

Clients also benefit from the fact that the family law team is backed by the resources of a full service law firm. We routinely reach out to colleagues in other practice groups, including trusts and estates, tax, corporate, and real estate, in order to develop a unified strategy to resolve family law questions and disputes. This team approach gives our clients an edge that few other firms can replicate.

 

SERVICE AREAS

  • Prosecute and defend divorce actions on fault or no-fault bases
  • Value marital estates, including business interests, real estate, retirement plans, and investments
  • Negotiate equitable division of marital assets
  • Analyze income, earning capacity, and expenses to determine duration and amount of alimony
  • Seek interim relief for clients during the course of a divorce proceeding, including preservation of assets, occupancy of the marital home, and interim distributions of marital assets
  • Analyze issues of child support, spousal support, and/or alimony pendente lite
  • Review tax returns to accurately calculate income for determination of support
  • Counsel clients on all aspects of physical and legal custody of minor children
  • Assist in developing custodial arrangements that are truly in the best interest of the children
  • Obtain or defend against Protection from Abuse orders in quasi-criminal proceedings
  • Negotiate and draft both pre- and post-marital agreements
  • Handle name changes as part of a divorce action or for minors and adults who wish to change their names for other valid and appropriate reasons
  • Advance voluntary or involuntary relinquishment of parental rights and process both uncontested and contested adoptions

Publications

What is “Birdnesting” in Legalese? [Martindale-Avvo]

June 17, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, contributed a post to the Martindale-Avvo blog discussing the concept of Birdnesting or Nesting.

Pennsylvania Support Changes [Family Law Focus Blog]

February 07, 2022

January 1, 2022 saw the changes made pursuant to Pennsylvania’s quadrennial review of child support go into effect. While most of the changes and updates were minor, there are some that may impact existing child support orders. The largest change provides for across the board increases in the...

Navigating the Nuances and Unique Issues of a Gray Divorce

July 06, 2021

Jennifer Brandt and Megan Feehan contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer discussing the issues of a gray divorce and how to navigate through this.

Third Parties Can Have Child Custody Rights Too In Pennsylvania [Family Law Focus Blog]

March 24, 2021

In Pennsylvania, a parent of a minor child may file an action for physical and/or legal custody of the child. In certain circumstances, this right is also extended to grandparents and third parties who stand in loco parentis to the child. Therefore, though it is presumed the parent has a right to...

How to Put Prospects at Ease [Martindale-Avvo]

March 11, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, contributed an article to the Martindale-Avvo blog discussing how to make a good impression on a new client and allow them to develop confidence in you.

Never Again – How Kayden’s Law Seeks to Protect Pennsylvania’s Children From Abuse [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 09, 2020

"Dogs have more rights than children." These are the powerful, haunting words spoken by the aunt of Kayden Mancuso, a 7-year old child who was brutally bludgeoned to death by her Father, Jeffery Mancuso, on August 6, 2018, only a few short months after her Father was awarded partial,...

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News Discussing the Status of Divorce Proceedings during the COVID-19 Pandemic [Family Law Focus Blog]

July 29, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox 29 News discussing the current status of divorce proceedings in light of COVID-19. Watch here: https://www.fox29.com/video/833760...

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.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News [Family Law Focus Blog]

June 24, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox 29 News to discuss the New Jersey couple who is suing a Manhattan fertility clinic....

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Court TV [Family Law Focus Blog]

May 12, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Court TV discussing Amaud Arbery and the latest in the Baby Evelyn case. To listen to Jennifer's legal take, click here....

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Court TV [Family Law Focus Blog]

April 23, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV  discussing Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell and her missing children, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan, the Cleveland cold case mystery, and Juan Martinez’s appeal to get his job back with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office....

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Court TV [Family Law Focus Blog]

April 14, 2020

Jennifer Brandt appeared on Court TV discussing three top of the news cases: Bodycam shows Gilbert Police interview Lori Vallow after husband tried to get her mentally evaluated; Chicago's County Jail Is Facing The U.S.' Worst COVID-19 Outbreak; and Paul Hildwin now free after spending 28 years...

Five Steps To Consider When Contemplating A Divorce During The COVID19 Pandemic [Family Law Focus Blog]

April 06, 2020

In the midst of this pandemic, many are speculating that the aftermath will result in a baby boom or a rise in the number of divorces.  Perhaps there will be a bit of both.  It is undisputed that there are typically an influx of divorce cases after the holidays and summer break because these are...

Jennifer Brandt Featured on KYW Newsradio Podcast Discussing Family Court Issues During Coronavirus Pandemic [Family Law Focus Blog]

March 24, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was featured on the KYW Newsradio podcast segment titled, “Navigating custody and family court issues during the coronavirus pandemic.” She discusses how court systems are operating, and answers questions to concerns regarding custody...

Jennifer Brandt Discusses How to Abide Custody Agreements During the COVID-19 Pandemic [Family Law Focus Blog]

March 23, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia discussing how to abide custody agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch here: https://www.fox29.com/video/666569?fbclid=IwAR1A2TqKyTwZmtOi6QeZkLgrOaBzEXCa3Lf7FF7q6wyLh-vr2nDq9R6iojE...

COVID-19 and Your Family Law Matter

March 19, 2020

Jennifer Brandt discusses how COVID-19 is impacting families who are dealing with family law issues.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Law and Crime News [Family Law Focus Blog]

February 05, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Law and Crime News discussing a number of trials happening around the country. The trials included, the New York v. Harvey Weinstein, OH v. Anthony Pardon, TX vs. Christopher Hess and FL v. Donald Hartung....

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Prenuptial Agreements [Family Law Focus Blog]

January 03, 2020

Jennifer Brandt appeared on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show discussing prenuptial agreements. She brings up examples of different clauses that can show up in these agreements and why. To listen to Jennifer's take, click here....

How To Avoid Being Blindsided By Divorce [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 31, 2019

Last week, as a guest on Dr. Drew Midday Live radio show, I was asked to comment about the phenomena that many divorce lawyers already know about. That is, the increase in divorces in January. Unfortunately, after the holidays and with the start of a new year, some people who may have been...

Jennifer Brandt Appears on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show [Family Law Focus Blog]

December 30, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, was a guest on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show discussing a MarketWatch article about the upside to no-fault divorces. The article says, "in states with 'no fault' divorces, couples are 8 percent more likely to both work full-time outside...

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia [Family Law Focus Blog]

October 30, 2019

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....

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...

Judge to Rule on Parents Who Took Son off Cancer Treatment [Family Law Focus Blog]

September 09, 2019

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on HLN discussing the Florida parents who seek to regain custody of their 4-year-old son after taking him off of chemotherapy. To listen to Jennifer's legal take on the story, click here....

Parents Seeking to Regain Custody After Taking Son off Cancer Treatment [Family Law Focus Blog]

August 22, 2019

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia discussing the Florida parents who are seeking to regain custody of their 4-year-old son after taking him off of chemotherapy. They lost custody in May to the child's grandparents after missing a chemotherapy appointment for the boy, in favor of...

Spousal Support in Pa. Following the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 [The Legal Intelligencer]

July 13, 2019

Jonathan Hoffman contributed an article to The Legal Intelligencer, explaining the enactment of the TCJA and how this is effecting the divorcing population.

“Untying the Knot”: Practical Considerations for the Newly Divorced [Family Law Focus Blog]

July 08, 2019

I was asked recently by a financial advisor in New York, to review and comment on a chart he had put together which was designed to help newly-divorced people in get back on their feet.  The draft document I received covered mostly investment matters, but it got me thinking about all of the...

Tech Ethics Challenges for Family Lawyers [Family Advocate]

January 30, 2019

Tom Wilkinson co-authored an article on how Family lawyers face some special challenges because they deal with not only office technology but also the ethical concerns created by clients who neither know nor care about rules governing their lawyers' conduct.

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.

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.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Financial Bootcamp for Family Lawyers 2021

August 01, 2021 - Webinar

Divorce 101

September 22, 2020 - Webinar

Understanding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

December 16, 2019 - Mount Laurel, NJ

The General Practitioner's Update 2019

December 11, 2019 - Philadelphia, PA

Jennifer Brandt presented a class at Main Line School Night

September 24, 2019 - 315 E Montgomery Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003

CLE Down the Shore

August 15, 2019 - Atlantic City, New Jersey

Bench-Bar Conference: Family Law Ethics

April 17, 2019 - Reading, PA

Savvy Approach to Dealing With Your Divorce

April 09, 2019 - Ardmore, PA

It Takes A Village: Working with Allied Professionals

January 19, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

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

Family Law 2.0: A Child Centered and User Friendly Approach

November 09, 2018 - King of Prussia, PA

2018 Navigating the Rough Waters of Divorce

October 23, 2018 - Ardmore, PA

PBI: Sophisticated Issues for Family Lawyers

November 06, 2017 - Mechanicsburg, PA

In The News

Jennifer Brandt discusses the OnlyFans Model Murder Case on Court TV

September 09, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses OH V. Wagner IV on Court TV’s Think Tank

August 30, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV’s Think Tank.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Attorney Jennifer A. Brandt Elected Secretary of ABA Family Law Section

August 18, 2022

Philadelphia attorney Jennifer A. Brandt, Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Group, was elected Secretary of the American Bar Association Family Law Section (FLS) at the ABA’s annual meeting in Chicago.

Hugh Algeo Elected to PA Bar Association Family Law Council

July 26, 2022

Algeo and the council will work with the section to bring together PBA members interested in the development and practical working of the law relating to marriage, divorce, support, custody, visitation of children, adoption, and juvenile matters.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Parkland Shooter Sentencing Trial on Court TV

July 21, 2022

Jennifer Brandt appeared on Court TV to discuss top news cases.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV to discuss Ohio v. Hardin

July 11, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the Firm's Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV to Discuss the Dawan Ferguson and Ethan Crumbley Trial

June 27, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Danielle Redlick Trial, the Johnny Depp Matter, and the Kelsey Turner Trial

June 06, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV to discuss the Danielle Redlick Trial, the Johnny Depp Matter, and the Kelsey Turner trial.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Depp/Heard Defamation Verdict

June 02, 2022

Jennifer Brandt was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the verdict in the much-talked-about celebrity defamation trial.

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Amber Heard’s Cross-Examination on Court TV

May 16, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV to Discuss Cases in The News

April 25, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the latest in the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit and the sentencing trial of Parkland shooter Nikolaus Cruz.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses The Amber Heard And Johnny Depp Defamation Lawsuit On Court TV

April 18, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the latest in the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses The Amber Heard and Johnny Depp Defamation Lawsuit

April 11, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation lawsuit.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Top News Cases

April 04, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing Oregon v. Nancy Brophy, accused of murdering her husband Chef Daniel Brophy; the penalty phase in the Parkland school shooter case; and Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard and whether or not Amber will be able to prove her counterclaims.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses The Will Smith and Chris Rock Dispute at The Oscars

March 28, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, appeared on Court TV to discuss the Will Smith/Chris Rock dispute at the Oscars, and the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp trial.

Jennifer Brandt was a Guest on Good Day Philadelphia

March 24, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia discussing nesting arrangements in divorce.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses The Lawsuit Filed by Gabby Petito’s Family

March 14, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV.

Hugh Algeo Elected Chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors

March 08, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Hugh Algeo, counsel in the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors (UMLY).

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Kim and Kanye’s Divorce

March 03, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV to Discuss the Lane, Kueng, and Thao Federal Trial

January 24, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, appeared on Court TV discussing the Lane, Kueng, and Thao federal trial, the Theodore Edgecomb trial, and the sentencing of Lynlee Renick.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV's Think Tank

January 13, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on the Think Tank on Court TV discussing cases and legal issues in the news.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Court TV's Think Tank

January 10, 2022

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Court TV’s Think Tank.

Jennifer A. Brandt Appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss a Lawsuit Against a California Ferility Clinic

November 10, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29 discussing the Los Angeles couple suing a fertility clinic that mixed up their embryos with another couple’s.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 Practice Areas Nationwide, 121 Practice Areas Regionally

November 04, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Brian Laundrie and Alec Baldwin

October 26, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia talking about Brian Laundrie and Alec Baldwin.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV Discussing the Gabby Petito Case

October 04, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, appeared on Court TV discussing the Gabby Petito case, Kyle Rittenhouse’s approaching trial date, and West Virginia v. McCauley, which is now with the jury.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Gabby Petito Investigation

September 20, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, appeared on Court TV discussing the Gabby Petito investigation, the R. Kelly case, and other legal issues in the news.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Robert Durst and R. Kelly Trials

September 13, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the Robert Durst and R. Kelly trials, among other topics.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Durst Trial

August 16, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Court TV to discuss the Durst trial, among other issues.

Jennifer Brandt Re-appointed ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, Appointed to the ABA FLS Finance Committee

August 03, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been re-appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and appointed to the ABA Family Law Section Finance Committee.

Jennifer Brandt Named Co-Chair of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee

July 22, 2021

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been named co-chair of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Fox 29 to Discuss Britney Spears

July 14, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia Fox 29 discussing the Britney Spears case.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV Discussing Recent Cases in the News

July 08, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Court TV discussing the pro golfer who was shot and killed on a Georgia golf course, the Everett trial, and the Parkland School shooter case.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Good Day Philadelphia to Discuss Britney Spears

June 24, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia to discuss Britney Spears' appearance in court.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Fox Business Network Discussing Britney Spears

June 16, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, appeared on Fox Business Network discussing Britney Spear's conservatorship.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

How the Ultrarich Avoid Messy Public Divorce Battles by Keeping Their Disputes Out of Court

May 06, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, was featured in an article published by Daily Exchange discussing the Gate's divorce.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Fox Business Network

May 04, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was on Fox Business Network discussing the Gates’ divorce.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Gates' Divorce

May 03, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, appeared on Good Day Philadelphia discussing Melissa and Bill Gates' divorce.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Missouri v. James Addie Trial

April 29, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the Missouri v. James Addie trial.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Derek Chauvin Trial

April 15, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing the Derek Chauvin trial.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV Discussing Jacob Bumpass and Derek Chauvin

March 19, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, appeared on Court TV discussing Jacob Bumpass and Derek Chauvin.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV Discussing Texas v. Trent Paschal

March 10, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Court TV discussing Texas v. Trent Paschal as well as other cases in the news.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses the Wisconsin v. Prokopovitz Trial on Court TV

February 24, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing the Wisconsin v. Prokopovitz trial.

Jennifer A. Brandt Appeared on Good Day Philadelphia

February 22, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia discussing the Kim Kardashian and Kayne West divorce.

Jennifer A. Brandt Featured on Court TV Discussing Two Court Cases in the News

February 19, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing two court cases in the news: Wisconsin v. Prokopovitz and California v. Ron Jeremy.

Jennifer Brandt Named a 2020 “Five Star Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine

February 02, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, has been named a 2020 “Five-Star Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine.

Jennifer A. Brandt a Guest on Court TV

January 30, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing various court cases happening across the country.

Jonathan Hoffman Elected President of the Board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter

December 14, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jonathan Hoffman, member of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected as president of the board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter.

Jennifer A. Brandt a Guest on Good Day Philadelphia

December 10, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia's local Fox station.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV Discussing Various Court Cases in the News

December 03, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, was a guest on Court TV discussing various court cases in the news, including Kyle Rittenhouse’s preliminary hearing and the latest in the Megan Boswell/Baby Evelyn murder trial.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV Discussing the Ohio v. Stefanko Trial

November 24, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing Ohio v. Stefanko, again.

Jennifer A. Brandt was Featured on Court TV

November 20, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the Ohio v. Stefanko trial.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

Is Trial Separation Just a Divorce Dress Rehearsal?

October 23, 2020

Jennifer Brandt was featured in an article published by Fatherly which discusses the differences between trial and legal separations, and what each entails.

Jennifer A. Brandt Appeared on Court TV

October 09, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing the latest in the plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the postponement of Kyle Rittenhouse’s extradition, and other headlines from recent news.

Jennifer Brandt appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism

October 06, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, has been appointed as the ABA Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism for the 2020 year.

Jennifer A. Brandt Featured on Law & Crime

September 30, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Law & Crime discussing the Joel Guy Trial.

Jennifer A. Brandt Featured on Court TV

September 29, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing Tennessee v. Joel Guy, Jr., as well as other cases in the news.

Jennifer Brandt Appeared on Court TV

September 08, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing a few top of the news cases, including the latest on Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell and updates in the George Floyd case.

Deciding Who Gets to Live in the Family Home During a Divorce

August 29, 2020

Charles Law was featured in a New York Times article that discusses who is entitled to a family home after a divorce.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Jennifer Brandt Named a “2020 Top Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine

August 19, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been named a “2020 Top Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine.

Jennifer Brandt was Featured on Court TV

August 11, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV discussing updates in the George Floyd and Amber Guyger cases.

Jennifer Brandt was a Guest on Court TV

July 28, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News Discussing the Status of Divorce Proceedings during the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 25, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Fox 29 News discussing the current status of divorce proceedings in light of COVID-19.

Jennifer Brandt Featured on Court TV

July 15, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, was a guest on Court TV discussing a variety of cases in the news including the latest on Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell and the investigation into Paige Johnson’s disappearance and death.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29 News

June 24, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox 29 News to discuss the New Jersey couple who is suing a Manhattan fertility clinic.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Various Top of the News Cases

June 09, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law practice, was a guest on Court TV.

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Court TV

May 08, 2020

Jennifer Brandt appeared on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Court TV

April 21, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, was a guest on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Court TV Discussing Top of the News Cases

April 14, 2020

Jennifer Brandt appeared on Court TV.

Jennifer Brandt Featured on KYW Newsradio Podcast Discussing Family Court Issues During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 24, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was featured on the KYW Newsradio podcast segment titled, “Navigating custody and family court issues during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Custody Agreements During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 23, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, appeared on Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia discussing how to abide custody agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Law and Crime News

February 04, 2020

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's Family Law Practice, was a guest on Law and Crime News discussing a number of trials happening around the country.

Jennifer Brandt and Bernard Zbrzeznj named 2019 “Five-Star Attorneys” by Suburban Life Magazine

January 27, 2020

Jennifer Brandt and Bernard Zbrzeznj have been named 2019 “Five-Star Attorneys” by Suburban Life Magazine.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show

December 27, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, was a guest on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show discussing a MarketWatch article about the upside to no-fault divorces.

Jennifer Brandt Discusses Prenuptial Agreements

December 20, 2019

Jennifer Brandt appeared on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Law & Crime

December 09, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Practice, appeared on Law & Crime.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Fox 29

November 12, 2019

Jennifer Brandt appeared on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia discussing a lawsuit over the damage of a $30,000 handbag.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Law & Crime

November 01, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law Group, appeared on Law & Crime discussing a top of the news case.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Good Day Philadelphia

October 29, 2019

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.

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

September 10, 2019

Jennifer Brandt appeared on Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia discussing the investigation of a Delaware day care worker charged with murder in the death of 4-month-old under her watch.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on HLN

September 09, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's family law group, was a guest on HLN discussing the Florida parents who seek to regain custody of their 4-year-old son after taking him off of chemotherapy.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Jennifer Brandt Named Chair of the Program Support Fund Committee of the ABA Section of Family Law and Vice-Chair of the ByLaws & Policy Committee of the ABA

August 27, 2019

Philadelphia attorney Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, has been elected chair of the Program Support Fund Committee of the ABA Section of Family Law as well as vice-chair of the ByLaws & Policy Committee of the ABA.

Jennifer Brandt Appears on Fox 29's Good Day Philadelphia

August 21, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm's family law group, was a guest on Good Day Philadelphia discussing the Florida parents who seek to regain custody of their 4-year-old son after taking him off of chemotherapy.

Jennifer Brandt a Guest on Dr. Drew Midday Live

August 20, 2019

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, was a guest on the Dr. Drew Midday Live Show.

Divorces spike in the summer. Here's how to prepare for the end, experts say

June 24, 2019

Jennifer Brandt discussed with USA Today why divorce filings increase during the summer and practical steps to prepare for a divorce.

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Alabama Lawmakers Pass Near-total Abortion Ban

May 15, 2019

Jennifer sat down with the hosts of Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia to discuss Alabama's new abortion law and what's next.

No charges for mother of child left with a stranger in Kensington, police say

May 06, 2019

Jennifer Brandt was recently interviewed by 6ABC's George Solis on the little girl abandoned in the Kensington section of Philadelphia.

Attorney Weighs in on New Jersey Man's $273 Million Lottery Winnings

March 08, 2019

Jennifer Brandt sat down with Fox 29 Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the New Jersey man who won the $273 Mega Millions jackpot and whether or not his ex-wife has any claim to the money.

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.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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.

Jonathan T. Hoffman named Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Family Law Section

March 28, 2018

Jonathan T. Hoffman, a member of Cozen O’Connor’s Family Law Practice Group, was named the 2018 Chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Family Law Section.

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.

Contacts

Jennifer A. Brandt

Chair, Family Law

jbrandt@cozen.com

(215) 665-2113

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Awards

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Hugh Algeo Elected Chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors

March 08, 2022

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Hugh Algeo, counsel in the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected chair of the Upper Main Line YMCA Board of Advisors (UMLY).

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 Practice Areas Nationwide, 121 Practice Areas Regionally

November 04, 2021

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 29 practice areas nationwide and 121 practice areas regionally.

47 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 28, 2021

Super Lawyers has selected 47 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Jennifer Brandt Named a 2020 “Five Star Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine

February 02, 2021

Jennifer Brandt, chair of the firm’s Family Law group, has been named a 2020 “Five-Star Attorney” by Suburban Life Magazine.

Jonathan Hoffman Elected President of the Board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter

December 14, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce that Jonathan Hoffman, member of the firm’s Family Law Group, has been elected as president of the board of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America for the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley Chapter.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 Practice Areas Nationwide, 115 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2020

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers recognized Cozen O’Connor as a “Best Law Firm” in 25 practice areas nationwide and 115 practice areas regionally.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Fifty-Eight Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 05, 2020

Super Lawyers has selected 58 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2020 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Cozen O’Connor Recognized As a Best Law Firm in 24 Practice Areas Nationwide, 106 Practice Areas Regionally

November 05, 2019

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys in their field.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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