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Jacqueline Newman on Divorce

Jacqueline Newman joined The Mike Schikman Show to talk about getting a divorce, divorce attorneys and answering other questions. Click to listen to the podcast.

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How to Get a Divorce, With Divorce Lawyer

“I consider myself to be somewhat of a divorce strategist, because really one of the things I do in initial consultations and throughout my representation of people is really look at the strategy. Because while the law plays a role, I think, in divorce, it plays much less of a role. I think it’s really…

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7 Reasons Spouses, Partners Lie About Money

Infidelity does not have to mean the bedroom and can involve finances too. That can be one spouse spending, borrowing, withholding or hiding money without telling their partner. Such financial infidelity can damage a marriage just like any other type. Read the full article on AARP’s website.

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Valentine’s Day & Divorce

What happens when you are considering divorce (whether in your head or out loud) and February rolls around? If it is still all internal thoughts, you may still go to the card store and spend an extra half hour finding a card that does not overpromise love forever or make claims of soulmates. You may…

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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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Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman Offers Relationship Advice: “You Want to Be Divorcing a Happier Spouse”

By Jacqueline Newman | February 16, 2015 |

Jacqueline Newman has an impressive career as a family law attorney in New York City, so it’s no surprise that she knows a thing or two about how to best handle a divorce. For starters, she encourages couples to stay away from social media. Saying negative things about your ex could affect more than just your relationship; it may also impact their career, as future employers may Google them and not realize that it was a former spouse who called them a cheat or a liar.

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. 

Trump’s Tax Law Pushing People To Divorce Faster To Save Money

By Jacqueline Newman | December 18, 2018 |

Unhappy couples are rushing to finalize divorces before the end of 2018, all to save money under President Donald Trump’s tax law.  “It is a complete madhouse,” Jacqueline Newman, managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd in New York, told the publication.  Read the rest of the article at Newsweek HERE or on Yahoo HERE.

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.

How will Jeff Bezos’ $137 Billion Divorce Play Out?

By Jacqueline Newman | January 13, 2019 |

New York City Divorce Lawyer Jacqueline Newman helps tackle a 137 billion dollar question:  What is going to happen with Jeff Bezos’ divorce to wife of 25 years MacKenzie Bezos?  Read the full VICE article on why Newman thinks that things may go simpler than some expect, regardless of the large dollar amounts involved.  Or…

How Not to Screw Up Your Kids In Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | August 2, 2017 |

Ninety-nine point eight percent of the time clients walk into my office and say, “The most important thing to me in this divorce is my children.” Others go as far as to say, “I do not even care about the money, I only care about custody.” (Some are very clear that they care about the…

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…

Brangelina Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 29, 2016 |

The second episode of the Fordham IPLJ Podcast tackles the Brangelina Divorce with a prominent divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman. The unthinkable happened last week, when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie decided to split up. Amidst reports of Pitt’s infidelity and possible domestic abuse towards the couple’s children, the IPLJ Podcast attempts to sift through the reports and predict the way the legal split will play out.

Attorney Jacqueline Newman on WPIX TV discussing Financial Abuse

By Jacqueline Newman | September 30, 2014 |

Fall money planning tips on preventing financial abuse featuring Attorney Jacqueline Newman

Public Affairs with Bob Salter

By Jacqueline Newman | April 24, 2018 |

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

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