Jennifer Brandt

Jennifer Brandt

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Making The Holidays Happy For Kids During A Divorce

In a recent post on Avvo’s Naked Law Blog, 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...more

12/3/2014 - Child Visitation Divorce Holidays

Social Media Pitfalls In Divorce

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,...more

10/22/2014 - Discoverable Discovery Divorce Facebook Instagram Social Media Twitter

New Jersey Enacts Changes To Alimony Laws

Parties in New Jersey who pay are about to pay alimony, or already pay alimony, should understand some recent changes to the statute that may impact their obligations. Some of the most critical changes are detailed below....more

10/2/2014 - Alimony Divorce

The N.F.L. Realizes That Domestic Violence Is Not A Game

Yesterday, the N.F.L. terminated Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice . This is after video emerged of Rice punching his fiancee (now wife) and knocking her unconscious in an elevator in Atlantic City....more

9/10/2014 - Assault Athletes Domestic Violence NFL

Opting To Learn About Stock Options In A Divorce

Many businesses choose to reward their employees with stock options in lieu of other forms of compensation. Frequently, these options are not vested when awarded, but rather vest over time....more

8/27/2014 - Divorce Employee Stock Purchase Plans Stock Options Vesting

Can Grandma and Grandpa Get Custody In Pennsylvania?

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....more

8/13/2014 - Child Custody

Repairing The Parent Child Relationship When College Is An Issue

In New Jersey, a parent has an obligation to contribute to his or her child’s college education. There are a number of factors that a Court typically considers when determining the amount of the contribution. The primary...more

6/20/2014 - Colleges Student Loans Students

What Parents Can Learn From Casey Kasem

Tonight I appeared on the radio show, “Crime and Justice With Dan Schorr.” One of the topics that we discussed was the ongoing family dispute concerning radio icon, Casey Kasem. For quite some time, Casey’s current wife...more

6/5/2014 - Casey Kasem

Taking “Stand By Your Man” To A New Level

I recently commented on CNN about the bizarre headline grabbing case involving LA Clipper’s owner, Donald Sterling (see Clip here). The focus of my interview, however, was not Mr. Sterling himself, but the battle between his...more

5/12/2014 - Donald Sterling Marital Assets

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

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

4/14/2014 - Divorce Separation

Conscious Uncoupling Is Just A Fancy Term For Divorce

There is a popular children’s book series where the main character (who is very fancy) frequently speaks in sophisticated phrases and then informs the reader, usually in parenthesis, the common definition of the phrase. This...more

4/3/2014 - Divorce

The Marriage Diet

Did you know that marriage can keep you thin? I call it the marriage diet. For if you have a lifestyle clause in your prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, you may have contracted to keep your weight at a certain level,...more

3/31/2014 - Divorce Marriage

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