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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Set To Take Custody Battle To A ‘Private’ Trial

The saga of the custody battle over Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s six children is currently set to take place in a private trial.  Jacqueline Newman contributed to an USA Today article on the latest in the custody saga, saying:  “Sometimes spouses do not realize that just because someone may be a bad spouse that…

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Take Custody Battle To Court

Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman discusses the news of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are taking their custody battle to court on Headline News.  That includes dates, timing and the possibility of settlement.  

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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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Why Wealthy Are Different When it Comes to Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Divorce lawyer and author Jacqueline Newman talks why this time of year is known as “Divorce Season,” and why the wealthy often have different issues to contend with than others.

Are Hyphenated Last Names Harmful for Kids?

By Jacqueline Newman | July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

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. 

Jacqueline Newman Talks Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Law

By Jacqueline Newman | August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

What is the difference between mediation and collaborative law?

I tell my clients there are three ways to divorce, via: mediation, collaborative law or litigation. Most people know what litigation is, as litigated cases make for good television and fun sensationalistic articles. However, few people are aware of their other options.

Public Affairs with Bob Salter

By Jacqueline Newman | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman discusses divorce procedures, the types of divorce, and custody arrangements.  You can listen to the audio file HERE.  

Smart CEO puts Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP in the top 3 law firms of the year

By Jacqueline Newman | July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of a kind: Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP is a boutique New York divorce law firm, concentrated exclusively in the area of family and divorce law. It is the only Manhattan firm that specializes in litigation, mediation and collaborative law.
Well-rounded: The firm offers specialists in all three processes of divorce (litigation, mediation and collaborative law). The firm is not a one-size-fits-all type of law firm, which is rare for a divorce law firm in New York City.

Sociology Specialist: Charles Barkley Is Wrong on Spanking

By Jacqueline Newman | September 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former NBA basketball star Charles Barkley came to the defense of Minnesota Vikings football player Adrian Peterson, saying that spanking is something that black parents do in the south, but sociologist Jessica Carbino tells Newsmax TV that spanking is really a “class issue.”

Peterson is accused of child abuse for injuring his son while disciplining him and “using a switch to spank his son,” the star running back’s attorney Rusty Hardin said.

Are You Ready? 10 Questions

By Jacqueline Newman | August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Q&A: Divorce Expert, Jacqueline Newman You have decades of working with couples considering and getting divorced.  What are the most common signs a marriage is in trouble? When people stop communicating.   While it may feel like a dream come true that you no longer have to listen to him drone on about his boring day,…

Multiple Marriages – Jail Time for Bigamist?

By Jacqueline Newman | June 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacqueline Newman on the Morning Show with case of multiple divorces

Approval of Out-of-Wedlock Births Growing in U.S.

By Jacqueline Newman | May 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Approval of Out-of-Wedlock Births Growing in U.S. Analysis with NY Family Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman.

Divorce Late In Life: How To Navigate Finding Your Identity Without A Partner

By M C | September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

When an individual decides to move forward with a divorce from a spouse, especially after many years of marriage, it is not uncommon for her or him to experience an identity crisis of sorts. Although some might believe men typically experience less of an identity crisis than women during a divorce, the reality is it’s…

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