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7 Things You Secretly Need to Do Before You Get Divorced

When you are preparing for divorce there may be certain things not to do openly.  Jacqueline Newman contributes to this new article from Glamour that discusses things you might do in secret before your divorce goes through.  That includes paying closer attention to your money and creating a social media game plan.  Read the full…

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Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Set To Take Custody Battle To A ‘Private’ Trial

The saga of the custody battle over Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s six children is currently set to take place in a private trial.  Jacqueline Newman contributed to an USA Today article on the latest in the custody saga, saying:  “Sometimes spouses do not realize that just because someone may be a bad spouse that…

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Take Custody Battle To Court

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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Student Debt Load And Derailing Marriages

Student debt is another form of money stress that can harm a marriage.   Marrying someone with that kind of student debt “feels very unfair,” and can “really hold you back” from buying a home or having children, said Jacqueline Newman, the managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, a divorce and family law…

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If You Want To Stay Married, Don’t Earn Too Much

Jacqueline Newman recently contributed to a Yahoo! Finance article on how earning more can increase your chances of divorce.  The article covers various factors.  For example, Newman cited that the high-income earner may have a job that requires travel and long hours. “Then they spend a lot of time apart,” she said. “That causes a…

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Being Rich May Increase Your Odds Of Divorce

Did you know that making more money can also increase the chance that you get divorced?  Jacqueline Newman contributes to the full article at CNBC, which you can read HERE.  Here is a short excerpt: In addition, the high-income earner may have a job that requires travel and long hours, noted Jacqueline Newman, the managing…

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Cover Artwork

By Jacqueline Newman | August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

SOON-TO-BE EX | COVER ARTWORK Photo Date: June 20, 2016 Photo Credit: Elite Lawyer Management 533 x 800 pixels :: 71K Cover artwork for Jacqueline Newman’s new book Soon-to-be EX – A Guide to your Perfect Divorce & Relaunch from Sutton Hart Press.

The Divorcée Whistleblower: A Gold Digger’s Guide to Exposing Your Ex and His Company

By Jacqueline Newman | January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I just finished Soon-to-be-Ex, a Guide to the Perfect Divorce and Relaunch, nothing less than a tour de force by Manhattan’s titan of divorce, lawyer Jacqueline Newman.

So far as I can tell, she’s the go-to-gal for divorcing Upper East Side New Yorkers (meaning the rich ones) – the book written especially for women. The brilliant and sometimes hilarious book systematically describes how to destroy your spouse in court, as well as guiding you through the treacherous terrain of what she calls “Divorceland”.

Bitcoin the New Mattress Full of Cash for Divorce Cheats

By Jacqueline Newman | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Originally printed in Bloomberg by David McAfee Soaring Bitcoin and other unregulated digital currencies are giving husbands and wives a new way to hide money in a divorce. The perceived privacy and anonymity that cryptocurrencies afford users make them attractive options for parties seeking to conceal marital assets, Peter M. Walzer, the president-elect of the…

Jacqueline Newman: Your Different Options for Getting a Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | June 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Conscious Millionaire interviews Jacqueline Newman on existing options when getting a divorce.  You can listen to the full audio HERE.  

Why Wealthy Are Different When it Comes to Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Divorce lawyer and author Jacqueline Newman talks why this time of year is known as “Divorce Season,” and why the wealthy often have different issues to contend with than others.

Griffin divorce negotiations no surprise to experts

By Jacqueline Newman | October 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

Jacqueline Newman Talks Litigation Challenges for the Wealthy

By Jacqueline Newman | July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

I often tell my clients that “litigation is a luxury no one can afford.” It does not matter how much money one has; no one should want to spend it on litigation. The greater concern for those with significant incomes is that there are less “rules” for courts to follow. Statutes and case law often address situations of people of more modest incomes. For example, in New York, the statute that governs child support (Child Support Standards Act) caps the parties’ combined parental income at $141,000. If the combined parental income exceeds $141,000, then a court looks to numerous subjective standards to determine the appropriate amount of child support.

Jacqueline Newman Talks Compliments and Difficult Clients

By Jacqueline Newman | January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

How Not to Screw Up Your Kids In Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | August 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

1 in 8 Divorces Is Caused By Student Loans

By M C | July 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Committing to someone with that kind of student debt “feels very unfair,” said Jacqueline Newman, the managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd in New York. “Student loans can really hold you back,” she said. For couples just starting out, that burden is having an impact on their lifestyle and ability to buy a…

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