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7 Things You Secretly Need to Do Before You Get Divorced

When you are preparing for divorce there may be certain things not to do openly.  Jacqueline Newman contributes to this new article from Glamour that discusses things you might do in secret before your divorce goes through.  That includes paying closer attention to your money and creating a social media game plan.  Read the full…

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Student Debt Load And Derailing Marriages

Student debt is another form of money stress that can harm a marriage.   Marrying someone with that kind of student debt “feels very unfair,” and can “really hold you back” from buying a home or having children, said Jacqueline Newman, the managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, a divorce and family law…

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If You Want To Stay Married, Don’t Earn Too Much

Jacqueline Newman recently contributed to a Yahoo! Finance article on how earning more can increase your chances of divorce.  The article covers various factors.  For example, Newman cited that the high-income earner may have a job that requires travel and long hours. “Then they spend a lot of time apart,” she said. “That causes a…

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Being Rich May Increase Your Odds Of Divorce

Did you know that making more money can also increase the chance that you get divorced?  Jacqueline Newman contributes to the full article at CNBC, which you can read HERE.  Here is a short excerpt: In addition, the high-income earner may have a job that requires travel and long hours, noted Jacqueline Newman, the managing…

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Exactly How To Prevent A Divorce, According To A Divorce Lawyer

People often say to me (Jacqueline Newman), “It must be so depressing seeing people’s marriages fall apart all around you every day. Does it affect your own marriage?” As surprising as it may sound, I think that being a divorce lawyer has had a pretty positive effect on my marriage. Read the full article at YourTango.

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D.C. Lawyer Suing Former Girlfriend For Return Of A $100,000 Engagement Ring

“The wedding band is considered marital property,” says Jacqueline Newman, a managing partner at Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd in New York. “If it’s marital property, it’s subject to division. If you get divorced a month later, she still gets to keep the engagement ring. I often joke with my male friends, ‘Spend more money…

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