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The average cost of getting divorced is $15,000 in the US — but here’s why it can be much higher

Clients will incur higher attorney fees the longer the divorce takes, New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman advises. Read more on Business Insider.

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Jeff Bezos and Robert De Niro lost millions in divorce, here are some common pitfalls you can avoid

Social media tends to complicate divorce, especially if you are using the platform to slam your ex. Social media posts can also be sued as evidence in court proceedings, stated New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman. Read more the full article on FinanceBLVD.

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How to Tell Your Wife You Want a Divorce

New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman offers this, acknowledging that both parties are mutually unhappy can make the conversation easier and less one-sided. Read more on MSN or Fatherly.

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The Complexities of a High Net Worth Divorce

New York high-net-worth divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman shares insights from her new book, Soon-to-Be Ex: A Woman’s Guide to Her Perfect Divorce and Relaunch. Courts have less guidelines to follow in a divorce with high financial assets, allowing a judge to use more of their own discretion. Read the full article on Stop! Corruption.

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Melania Trump: First Lady’s ‘divorce terms’ from Donald revealed? – Shock claim

Melania Trump most likely requested a larger sum of money in her prenuptial agreement upon Donald Trump’s presidential victory. If the couple does divorce, Melania’s life will be very different, said New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman. Read the full article at the Express.

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Melania Trump, Donald Trump marriage: Former White House staff suggests divorce is possible if President loses in 2020

Many are speculating that a Trump divorce may be in the future. New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman adds that Melania Trump may have demanded a change that would increase her assets in her prenuptial agreement before the President’s election victory. Read more on the EconoTimes.

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Are Hyphenated Last Names Harmful for Kids?

By Jacqueline Newman | July 23, 2015 |

With less than half of kids living in a home with two married heterosexual parents, it’s no wonder that giving a newborn dad’s last name isn’t automatic anymore. But an Australian former couple, who has been warring over their son’s last name for the past two years, takes the surname dilemma to a whole new level. 

Jeff Bezos’ Divorce And Dating Lauren Sanchez

By Jacqueline Newman | January 13, 2019 |

As Jeff Bezos’ divorce is in the news, so is his allegedly dating former TV anchor and pilot Lauren Sanchez.  How does this effect Jeff Bezos’ ongoing divorce proceedings, if at all?  Divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman offers some thoughts, which you can watch HERE.    

7 Things You Secretly Need to Do Before You Get Divorced

By Jacqueline Newman | November 28, 2018 |

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…

Ashley Madison hack: evidence for divorce?

By Jacqueline Newman | July 21, 2015 |

I imagine a lot of veiled threats will be made following the hacking of marital-affair site Ashley Madison, whether it be via third parties or via inevitable divorcing parties.
Is it legal for a spouse who learns of his/her spouse’s infidelity through this hack to use it in divorce case? Or does it fall under the theory of being fruit from the poisonous tree?

The Divorcée Whistleblower: A Gold Digger’s Guide to Exposing Your Ex and His Company

By Jacqueline Newman | January 11, 2017 |

I just finished Soon-to-be-Ex, a Guide to the Perfect Divorce and Relaunch, nothing less than a tour de force by Manhattan’s titan of divorce, lawyer Jacqueline Newman.

So far as I can tell, she’s the go-to-gal for divorcing Upper East Side New Yorkers (meaning the rich ones) – the book written especially for women. The brilliant and sometimes hilarious book systematically describes how to destroy your spouse in court, as well as guiding you through the treacherous terrain of what she calls “Divorceland”.

Don’t let money be a divisive issue in a second marriage

By Jacqueline Newman | November 4, 2017 |

The Collaborative Divorce: A Litigator Explains Originally printed in Newsday by Sheryl Nance-Nash According to the National Stepfamily Resource Center, 60 percent of those who remarry get divorced again. If you want to beat the odds in a second marriage, it’s key to keep money from being a divisive issue. Throw out prior financial strategies…

Questions to ask before calling it quits

By Jacqueline Newman | July 31, 2013 |

Among legal pros, January has earned a reputation as Divorce Month. If you’re contemplating calling it quits on the heels of the holidays, take a moment to slow down and ask yourself these key questions—provided by divorce attorneys, therapists and life coaches—before filing the paperwork.

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…

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 –…

January is ‘divorce month’ – a lawyer breaks down the top signs a marriage is about to dissolve

By Jacqueline Newman | January 25, 2017 |

It’s divorce season. 

The antithesis to December’s engagement season, divorce filings begin to spike in January, peaking in February and March.

But it’s not the gloomy weather that does couples in. It’s the post-holiday jolt back to reality that has them questioning their future together.

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