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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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Cryptocurrency Assets Are Becoming A New Battleground In Divorce Disputes

By Jacqueline Newman | March 13, 2019 |

Jacqueline Newman provided input on this Bankrate.com article on those divorcing with cryptocurrency. She asks all of her clients to fill out a statement of net worth — a comprehensive document detailing income, assets and debt of each party. She says her forms now ask parties to include cryptocurrency, too. Read more.

4 Signs You Are Ready for Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | May 10, 2017 |

So how can you tell the difference between healthy doubts and lethal ones? These four signs, especially when combined, could mean you are (consciously or unconsciously) preparing for divorce.

It is All Greek to You – Poor Communication

People love to blame money troubles and a lack of sex (or a plethora of it with other people!) as the primary root causes of divorce but that is not the case.  The biggest culprit is poor communication.

New York Attorney Jacqueline Newman Explains New York’s New Divorce Maintenance Payment Law

By Jacqueline Newman | October 16, 2015 |

The New York law governing maintenance payments during divorce and afterwards was changed this past September. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will change the way support payments are determined. The new law changes a system set in place five years ago. The new law will be helpful for some divorcing couples, less so for others. New York attorney Jacqueline Newman explains the changes in this report.

Emotional Toll of Being an Adult and Seeing Your Parents Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | April 30, 2019 |

Jacqueline Newman has said parents often will wait until their children are in college to divorce, presuming that they’ll be in a better position to handle it when they’re older. Read the rest of the article at Considerable.

A Blue Print For The Future & After The Pandemic

By Jacqueline Newman | May 16, 2020 |

 The New Rules of Divorce: Twelve Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness can provide something of a blue print for where divorce is headed during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article at FSHN Magazine.

Substance-Abuse History and Other Mysteries of Child-Custody Battles

By Jacqueline Newman | July 7, 2015 |

When news broke Monday of the not-so-unexpected split between Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, attention quickly turned to how the breakup would affect the couple’s three kids — Mason, 5, Penelope, 2, and Reign, 7 months. At least one expert speculated that Disick, who had a recent stint in rehab and was spotted partying with an ex in France, could have a shot at custody. “Scott can still fight for custody, even with a history of substance abuse,” attorney Kelly Chang Rickert told HollywoodLife.com. “It may be an uphill battle and all depends on whether or not Kourtney will fight.”

Divorce May Increase After COVID-19

By Jacqueline Newman | May 16, 2020 |

“A lot of complaints I get [from couples] are they don’t bond, they don’t connect, they’re always busy and the people that want to make it work are getting a rare opportunity to do so. For every marriage that was on the brink, this is what’s going to push people over.” That may lead to…

Don’t Vent on Facebook or Twitter during Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | May 3, 2013 |

During a divorce, no good can come from bad-mouthing your spouse on Twitter or Facebook.
Lawyers.com journalist Ed Alpern reports on how the tools of discovery in matrimonial cases have evolved. In the past, divorce attorneys gathered information using subpoenas for witnesses and documents. But now attorneys do a lot of investigation online.

Prenuptial Agreements

By Jacqueline Newman | August 1, 2017 |

Where Would Melania Trump Go?

By Jacqueline Newman | April 13, 2018 |

New York City based Matrimonial Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman shares via an interview with MNI Media her answers to the following questions regarding President Trump’s alleged affair porn Star Stormy Daniels. What if President Trump were to get divorced while in office? It would be quite interesting, although if I had to bet, it would…

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