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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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The $1 billion divorce: Why Harold Hamm’s ex-wife didn’t win more

By Jacqueline Newman | November 16, 2014 |

Just how much of Harold Hamm’s fortune was amassed through his skill and hard work?

That was a key question that Oklahoma divorce judge Howard Haralson had to weigh in his decision last week, when he ordered Hamm, the chief executive officer of Continental Resources – and Oklahoma’s richest person – to hand over more than $1 billion in cash and assets to his ex-wife in one of the largest-ever U.S. divorce judgments.

Haralson awarded Sue Ann Hamm just 6 percent of the $18 billion fortune her lawyers say the couple had amassed at the start of the divorce trial in August.

Inside the Pandemic-Era Divorce Boom—and the Windfall It’s Creating for the Art Market

By M C | May 11, 2021 |

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,”…

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.

The Savvy Career Woman’s Guide To Hiring A Lawyer

By Jacqueline Newman | August 1, 2012 |

Getting a lawyer seems like such a grownup thing to do but in case you hadn’t noticed, you are a grownup with a career, making real money, starting business ventures, making life changes and therefore you may need a lawyer. But how does one go about finding a lawyer?  Is it just a Google search thing or what? And what can a lawyer really do for you?

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.

Tax Reform & Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | August 18, 2018 |

Jacqueline Newman appears on the Jim Bohannon Show, covering the latest tax reform law and its effects on divorce.  Spousal support (alimony), which has been tax deductible for the payer and income for the payee, will be changing after December 31, 2018. You can listen to the entire interview below!   https://nycdivorcelawyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Jacqueline-Newman_Jim-Bohannon-National-Radio-Show.mp3

Divorce Trends

By Jacqueline Newman | March 10, 2015 |

Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman on the nationally syndicated Frankie Boyer Show.

Jacqueline Newman talks recent trends in divorce.

How to choose a good divorce attorney

By Jacqueline Newman | June 26, 2013 |

One of the most common complaints my clients voice is disappointment with their matrimonial attorneys.  After suffering a breach of trust and having a central relationship deteriorate, divorcees many times find themselves in an unhealthy relationship with one of the most important people in their present life, their attorney.  There are often  issues of miscommunication, mistrust and misunderstanding.  When you are struggling to put your life back together and navigate a world that seems foreign to you, you want to insure that your ‘partner’, your attorney is a good fit.

The New Rules of Divorce: COVID-19

By M C | March 16, 2021 |

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.

Jacqueline Newman Talks Compliments and Difficult Clients

By Jacqueline Newman | January 27, 2014 |

The most difficult type of client to work with are those that are so angry at their spouse that they are unable to see how that anger and their reaction to that anger is hurtful to their children and ultimately to their case. I talk a lot to the clients that are having that experience and attempt to make them understand how the anger they are currently feeling is temporary, while the effects of this anger can be permanent. I joke with clients that “I am their most expensive therapist.” I also advise clients (in a less joking manner) that if they continue to involve the children in their anger, they should factor in the cost of lifetime therapy bills for their children and themselves when calculating the cost of their divorce.

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