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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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Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Did Not Have a Prenup, Do You Need One?

By Jacqueline Newman | January 16, 2019 |

“A prenuptial agreement is an agreement entered before marriage,” says New York City divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman. “Generally, what prenups will cover are the two big D’s in life: divorce and debt.  “Depending on how much you want to put into the agreement, it has the capacity to dictate how assets are going to get…

The Bezos’ Are The Latest Entry In Divorce Month

By Jacqueline Newman | January 16, 2019 |

January is a big month for filing for divorce.  Why is that? “What I find is that most people in December want to get through the holidays. Nobody wants a divorce summons put into their stocking,” Jacqueline Newman. Read more HERE.

Round Table: Family Law 2013

By Jacqueline Newman | December 1, 2013 |

Family Law proceedings can be both mentally and financially draining which is why we spoke with six experts from around the world to acquire their advice on issues such as drafting child support, deciding whether court or dispute resolution is the most appropriate method and contemporary matters including the role of the media in family courts and the use of private investigators or spying tactics.

Legal Master Class: Four Ways To Protect a Business Before or During Divorce

By M C | 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…

Business Insider – Donald Trump Jr.’s Wife Vanessa Filed For Divorce Soon After Getting A Windfall Inheritance

By Jacqueline Newman | May 4, 2018 |

New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman contributes to this Business Insider article discussing the divorce of Donald Trump Jr. and Vanessa Trump with potential implications from an inheritance.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel hit it big in 2014

By Jacqueline Newman | January 15, 2015 |

Despite suffering a contentious divorce that made headlines last year, Citadel’s Ken Griffin is on top of the world.

His Chicago hedge fund ended 2014 on a high note, with a whopping $24 billion in assets and double-digit returns in three funds — well above the industry average.

Citadel’s Global Equities Fund posted returns of 23.4% in 2014, including gains of 2.8% in December, according to performance data seen by USA TODAY.

Melania Trump: First Lady’s ‘divorce terms’ from Donald revealed? – Shock claim

By Jacqueline Newman | July 6, 2019 |

Melania Trump most likely requested a larger sum of money in her prenuptial agreement upon Donald Trump’s presidential victory. If the couple does divorce, Melania’s life will be very different, said New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman. Read the full article at the Express.

The Heat discusses the equality for women in the workplace

By Jacqueline Newman | February 12, 2015 |

Women represent roughly 50 percent of the world’s population, yet many do not have equal rights. Women also make up roughly 60 percent of the world’s working poor, and many are exploited in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

A recent report shows the wealth disparity between women and men in poor countries is around $9 trillion U.S. dollars.

Requesting Supervised Visits

By Jacqueline Newman | January 6, 2019 |

Visited supervised by a court monitor might sound scary, especially when a divorced parent is trying to have time with their child or children.  But it can also be an advantage to show changed or otherwise improved behavior.  Over Christmas Brad Pitt visited with many of his children with a monitor in place.  The article HERE discusses…

Griffin divorce negotiations no surprise to experts

By Jacqueline Newman | October 5, 2015 |

The highly anticipated divorce trial of billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, appears headed where most divorce trials end up — in a settlement.

Griffin and Dias Griffin returned to the negotiating table on the day the trial was scheduled to begin.

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