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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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Sorry, We are Not Breaking up!

By Jacqueline Newman | March 1, 2013 |

Most people spend their lives hoping to never talk to a divorce lawyer. But when you think about it, who better to dish out relationship-extending advice? They know exactly what brings couples to the breaking point and into their offices; in fact, the six young female divorce lawyers Glamour interviewed for this story have all had a front-row seat at some major marital battles. But guess what; They’re all happily married themselves, and they’d like you to get —and stay— that way too. Listen in on their horror stories, love stories, and strategies for keeping a ring on it.

Jacqueline Newman Talks Divorce Cases

By Jacqueline Newman | January 27, 2014 |

Like snowflakes — no two divorce cases are alike because no two people are alike. Everyone comes with their own particular life history and therefore everyone experiences their relationships differently.
One of the biggest problems in the divorce field is that judges have too much discretion when rendering legal decisions

Celebrity Divorce: The KiddChris Show 1027 WEBN

By Jacqueline Newman | October 7, 2014 |

Attorney Jacqueline Newman on The KiddChris Show 1027 WEBN – CIN. OH discussing celebrity divorce.

January sees spike in divorce inquiries, lawyers say

By Jacqueline Newman | January 9, 2017 |

According to a recent report, January is the biggest month of the year for couples filing for divorce.
“January is usually seen as divorce month, and part of the reason being is that a lot of people want to start the year off fresh,” Manhattan divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman said. “You’re in the holidays, and the idea of getting a divorce stuffed in your stocking is not something anybody wants.”

Ashley Madison Data Breach May Trigger Tsunami of Divorce Filings

By Jacqueline Newman | July 20, 2015 |

Attorney Jacqueline Newman on Bev Smith Show on Empowerment Radio Network

Jacqueline Newman on Nationally Syndicated Bev Smith Show talking Ashley Madison Hack and Prenuptial Agreements

Divorces Are About To Get More Expensive

By Jacqueline Newman | December 21, 2018 |

Jacqueline Newman contributed to this Vice Article on the GOP tax overhaul’s effect on divorce agreements finalized after January 1.  Those divorce agreements will no longer be eligible for a tax deduction for alimony payments. Read the entire article HERE.

Prenuptial Agreements

By Jacqueline Newman | August 1, 2017 |

Jacqueline Newman on Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | February 14, 2020 |

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.

Here’s how to protect a business from divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | June 8, 2015 |

The number one way to protect your business from becoming a controversial issue in a divorce, is to enter into a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement which clearly states how a business would be valued and/or distributed in the event of a divorce.
If an agreement is unlikely to be signed by your spouse-to-be, then before you marry, you should obtain an appraisal of the business (to the extent possible) which may at least show what the value was entering the marriage, so any appreciation of the business during the marriage would be more clearly identifiable.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Take Custody Battle To Court

By Jacqueline Newman | November 7, 2018 |

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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