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Inside the Pandemic-Era Divorce Boom—and the Windfall It’s Creating for the Art Market

While the news of Bill and Melinda Gates’s split brought the question about how the mega-wealthy divide assets into the public eye, breakup-related business has been quietly gaining momentum in the art world for months. “I imagine that the majority of the divorce agreement has been worked out way before they made their public announcement,”…

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The New Rules of Divorce: COVID-19

Jacqueline Newman, attorney, managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, and author of the book, The New Rules of Divorce is here to share her expertise and answer the difficult questions as divorced couples navigate this new landscape. Watch the video here.

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Melania Trump Could Get $50m and Custody of Barron If She Divorces Donald

Ms. Newman, a managing partner at the Manhattan law firm of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, told the Mirror that the next 12 months “will be very telling” as to how their marriage plays out. Divorce experts suspect Melania would be in a much more favourable position in the event of a divorce. Read the…

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Legal Master Class: Four Ways To Protect a Business Before or During Divorce

If you own a business and you’re in the midst of a divorce, you need to take several action steps to protect yourself. Or, if you’re about to get married and own a business, you need to make some upfront moves to keep your business out of harm’s way. That’s where Jacqueline Newman, managing partner at…

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Episode 239 – Five Ways That COVID Will Have An Unprecedented Effect On Divorce, With Attorney Jacqueline Newman

Jacqueline discusses the impact of  COVID on divorce around the country and 5 ways COVID-19 will have an unprecedented and historic impact on divorce. Listen to the Blended Family Podcast here.

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My Divorce Transformed My Relationship With Money in the Best Way: ‘Literally Never Felt Better.’

It’s a story that experts hear often enough. Nearly 40% to 50% of married couples in the United States may end up divorced, according to the American Psychological Association (APA)—with money squabbles being one of the most common reasons marriages come to an end, only second to infidelity. And though divorce tends, at least initially,…

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Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos And Settling Out Of Court

By Jacqueline Newman | January 16, 2019 |

Will the Bezos’ divorce be long and drawn out and public? Jacqueline Newman: “It’s hard to tell exactly how much it will cost because it doesn’t really matter how much money you have. That doesn’t necessarily equate to the class and the legal fees. It depends what they’re going to fight about.” You can read more…

Legal Master Class: Four Ways To Protect a Business Before or During Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | October 7, 2020 |

If you own a business and you’re in the midst of a divorce, you need to take several action steps to protect yourself. Or, if you’re about to get married and own a business, you need to make some upfront moves to keep your business out of harm’s way. That’s where Jacqueline Newman, managing partner at…

7 Mistakes to Avoid when getting Divorced

By Jacqueline Newman | November 10, 2014 |

1) Do not alienate your kids against your spouse
It hurts the kids, it hurts your case and ultimately it can hurt you.
2) Do not post on social media during divorce
Do not vent your hatred of your spouse on facebook, nor announce on twitter the great deal you just closed (when you are saying in Court that you cannot afford child support).

Cover Artwork

By Jacqueline Newman | August 2, 2017 |

SOON-TO-BE EX | COVER ARTWORK Photo Date: June 20, 2016 Photo Credit: Elite Lawyer Management 533 x 800 pixels :: 71K Cover artwork for Jacqueline Newman’s new book Soon-to-be EX – A Guide to your Perfect Divorce & Relaunch from Sutton Hart Press.

Inside the Pandemic-Era Divorce Boom—and the Windfall It’s Creating for the Art Market

By Jacqueline Newman | May 11, 2021 |

While the news of Bill and Melinda Gates’s split brought the question about how the mega-wealthy divide assets into the public eye, breakup-related business has been quietly gaining momentum in the art world for months. “I imagine that the majority of the divorce agreement has been worked out way before they made their public announcement,”…

Can Jon Gosselin Seize Custody of Just One Child From Ex, Kate?

By Jacqueline Newman | May 15, 2015 |

Scandal-magnet reality star Jon Gosselin is making headlines again. The Jon and Kate Plus 8 alum and father of eight is reportedly seeking custody of his daughter Hannah, 11, from ex-wife Kate Gosselin, who has had primary custody of their children since the couple split in 2009. 

During a visit to her father’s digs last month, the tween allegedly told Jon, 38, that she didn’t want to return home to the family’s mansion in Wernersville, Penn., citing “cruelty” from her mother, 40, whom she says is forcing her to film new episodes of their brood’s TLC series Kate Plus 8, according to tabloid reports. 

Here Are the Lessons I’ve Learned as a Divorce Lawyer That Could Save Your Marriage

By Jacqueline Newman | September 24, 2018 |

People often say to me, “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. To begin with, it allows me to get behind…

Bitcoin the New Mattress Full of Cash for Divorce Cheats

By Jacqueline Newman | January 2, 2018 |

Originally printed in Bloomberg by David McAfee Soaring Bitcoin and other unregulated digital currencies are giving husbands and wives a new way to hide money in a divorce. The perceived privacy and anonymity that cryptocurrencies afford users make them attractive options for parties seeking to conceal marital assets, Peter M. Walzer, the president-elect of the…

A BIG Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | January 16, 2019 |

The divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos has sent ripples throughout the technology world.  How much information on the divorce will enter the public sphere?  Jacqueline Newman, a Manhattan divorce lawyer, said: “For the most part they’re going to want to keep things private and quiet. Especially in the case of a public company –…

Short Take: Do This Now – Crucial First Steps to Take If You Are Considering Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | May 28, 2014 |

Jacqueline Newman joins the panel to talk about steps to take before getting a divorce.

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