About Jacqueline Newman

Jacqueline Newman is a noted American social commentator, New York based matrimonial lawyer, and author focused on prenuptial agreements (“prenups”), high net worth divorces, complex asset divisions, and the many financial and family issues related to marital breakups. Jacqueline Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP in 1998 and is now the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman’s practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation.

Ms. Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP in 1998.  Her 20 years of matrimonial law experience underlies her leadership role as managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman’s practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation. She specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and also in negotiating prenuptial agreements. Ms. Newman has taught the Collaborative Family Law class for The NY Association of Collaborative Professionals and the Center for Mediation in Law, as well as the Introduction of Matrimonial Law for Collaborative Divorce Professionals for the New York State Unified Court System. At Fordham University School of Law, she taught Family Law Practice with Barry Berkman. Ms. Newman is also a Lexis Nexis Practice Adviser and has drafted practice guides for matrimonial law.

Ms. Newman is the author of the book, “The New Rules of Divorce: Twelve Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health and Happiness” which was published by Simon & Schuster in January, 2020. She has appeared as an expert commentator on various television and radio shows and has been quoted as an expert in numerous publications, including Fox’s Business, NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, The New York Times, Woman’s Day, Glamour, the New York Post, Reuters.com, Crain’s New York Business, U.S. News and World Report, Business Insider, Time.com, USA Today, Yahoo Parenting, Woman’s Day, CNBC.com and The Huffington Post.

These activities and her reputation for ethical standards and professional ability among her fellow lawyers have earned her the highest rating, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.  In 2019, Ms. Newman was selected as a Family/Matrimonial attorney serving high net-worth clients in New York by Chambers and Partners, a highly respected international lawyer research company. Ms. Newman is also honored to be selected for inclusion in Thompson Reuters New York-Metro Super Lawyers Top 50 Women Attorneys since 2013, and Best Lawyers in America since 2016.


  • University of Delaware, B.S., 1996
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1999

Admitted to practice law

  • New York, 1999

Professional memberships

  • Former Board of Directors for the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • New York State Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section)
  • New York State Women’s Bar Association
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former Member, Executive Board of Young Lawyers Committee)
  • Family and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York
  • Faculty of The Redwoods Initiative
  • Advisory board for Shining Service Worldwide
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Gerson Lehrman Group Expert Council
  • Founding member, American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators

Areas of practice

  • Divorce Litigation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Paternity
  • Post-divorce Actions
  • Appeals



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