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Jennifer Anne Brandt

Jennifer Brandt’s Answers

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  • Can emails be admitted as evidence in court? Do I need to reply or just ignore?

    My ex-husband has started to play mind games probably after my lawyer told his lawyer that we are going to file a motion for child support. My sun is 13 and he wrote an e-mail asking his father to go skiing with him on Sunday. His father usually t...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    It is important to keep in mind that emails, texts and other forms of written communication can potentially be used as evidence in Court. It is up to the Judge to then decide how much weight such evidence will receive. As such, be mindful of what you commit to writing. Think before you hit send, and don't let emotions cloud your judgment.

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  • I have a wife and a son with my ex-girlfriend. He lives with me but I'm leaving to Texas. she wants to take custody.

    She never uses her parenting time. I have a wife, so technically she's my son's stepmother. I'm leaving for one year and four months. I don't want to bring them down because the move is only temporary while I finish a degree program. Does my s...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    Yes, as the biological parent of your son, she has an absolute right to file the motion and the Court may very well defer to her if it is a choice between her and your wife in terms of custody. However, the Court always has the ability to consider the totality of the circumstances and the child's best interests in rendering a decision.

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  • WHEN I MENTIONED DIVORCE HE THREATENS TO TAKE CHILDREN AWAY. DO I NEED A RESTRAINING ORDER. THREATS OF MANY KIND.

    I WANT A DIVORCE AND HUSBAND HAS MADE MANY VERBAL THREATS. WANT TO PROTECT ME AND MY CHILDREN

    Jennifer’s Answer

    If you feel that there is an imminent threat to your safety or the safety of your children, you may want to consider filing for a restraining Order. If you want a divorce, you should go ahead and file. As part of the divorce you can address a custody/parenting time schedule for your children.

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  • My lawyer, although nice, is consistently outwitted by my ex! Can i hire another lawyer?

    I understand these things take time. With that said, there has been no preparation, no proactive , strategic or preemptive strikes, everything here has been very laid and we respond to issues as they come. Im clueless and to make it worse if i don...

    Jennifer’s Answer

    You always have the right to hire new counsel and should do so if you believe that your current lawyer is not being responsive to your needs. Divorces do take time, and you need to weigh proactiveness with the economic benefits of same. However, your lawyer should at a minimum, be cognizant of your goals and should provide you an explanation of his or her strategy in the case. You may want to meet with your lawyer to explain your frustration, but if things don't change, you should not hesitate moving on.

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