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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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New Tax Law Affects Divorce Settlements

By Jacqueline Newman | July 18, 2018 |

Chicago Tribune article discussing how the Tax Cuts and Job Act changed the rules regarding tax deductions in divorce and separation agreements, changes that go into effect as of 2019. Also mentioned are Jacqueline Newman’s books Soon-To Be-Ex: A Woman’s Guide to Her Perfect Divorce and Relaunch and Soon-To-Be-Ex for Men: Preserving Wealth, Fatherhood, and Sanity…

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…

Divorce American Style

By Jacqueline Newman | July 3, 2020 |

New York City divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman joins News/Talk WSVA to talk about divorce American style. News/Talk WSVA · JACQUELINE NEWMAN – DIVORCE American Style

Anthony Weiner: Sexting Scandal – Could Huma Abedin Be Stuck Paying Him Support?

By Jacqueline Newman | August 29, 2016 |

After Anthony Weiner’s latest alleged sexting scandal hit the public August 28, his marriage came crumbling down shortly after when his wife Huma Abedin announced, August 29, she would was leaving him. But, what happens next? HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY spoke to a legal expert about the scandal and learned if spousal support will play a major factor in their separation!

Five predictions for divorce lawyers in 2016

By Jacqueline Newman | January 5, 2016 |

With the new maintenance (spousal support laws) becoming effective in late January, there will be a lot of strategic divorce planning going on. For the non-monied spouses who are going to need spousal support, they will be racing to file for divorce before the end of January so they are not necessarily falling under the new maintenance laws which are more restrictive than what we have now. However, for the monied spouses who will be paying support, Feb. 1 will be the day to file.

Why a Collaborative Divorce Makes Financial Sense

By Jacqueline Newman | August 19, 2013 |

Many people visualize themselves getting married; nobody daydreams about tension-filled evenings, when you’re considering the legal ramifications of stabbing your spouse with a salad fork.

For couples ready to part ways, a collaborative divorce is a strategy taken by those who want to avoid the slash-and-burn route that divorces often take. It’s the concept that you were partners – even if not good ones – throughout your marriage and you should be able to end it together as well, deciding how to split assets and how the co-parenting should work out in a way in which neither party feels too disappointed when it comes time to sign the divorce papers.

Baby Messiah

By Jacqueline Newman | August 13, 2013 |

Family Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman helps to explain the bizarre situation with a judge’s ruling about a child’s name.

How To Tell Your Partner You Want A Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | July 18, 2018 |

Jacqueline Newman contributes to an article on acknowledging mutual unhappiness when it comes to telling your partner you want a divorce.  You can read the full article HERE.

So you’ve got a J.D. Now what?

By Jacqueline Newman | October 28, 2012 |

Sara Yood is doubly fortunate.

With the legal industry in a long hiring slump, she’s not only landed a job, but she’s also found a way around the entry-level law-firm drudgery that law grads have traditionally had to endure.

“I got to skip the law-firm part,” said Ms. Yood, who in January landed an assistant general counsel position at a nonprofit trade group. “I was put on incredibly important projects immediately.”

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are Divorcing

By Jacqueline Newman | January 10, 2019 |

One of the world’s wealthiest couples, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, are splitting up after 25 years of marriage.  Jacqueline Newman, a Manhattan divorce lawyer and managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein contributes to The Columbian article on this high profile divorce, adding that the “Bezoses will almost certainly settle the divorce outside of…

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