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Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos And Settling Out Of Court

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…

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The Bezos’ Are The Latest Entry In Divorce Month

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.

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Who is MacKenzie Bezos?

Despite her critical role in founding and growing Amazon, not much is known about MacKenzie Bezos.  Jacqueline Newman, a NYC matrimonial lawyer who works with high-income clients, has said that the divorce will probably be settled privately, and she does not foresee MacKenzie challenging Jeff’s control of Amazon by demanding 50 percent of his stock.…

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A BIG Divorce

The divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos has sent ripples throughout the technology world.  How much information on the divorce will enter the public sphere?  Jacqueline Newman, a Manhattan divorce lawyer, said: “For the most part they’re going to want to keep things private and quiet. Especially in the case of a public company –…

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What Happens When Billionaires Breakup

“The major thing for billionaires is that most of the time, their assets are very complex and mostly illiquid — with Bezos, a lot of his assets are linked to Amazon stock,” Jacqueline Newman, a divorce attorney and managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd LLP, told Business Insider.  Read the full article HERE.

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What’s Known On Jeff Bezos’ Divorce

Jacqueline Newman, divorce attorney reports that Jeff Bezos will likely “maintain control” of Amazon even if he has to transfer or sell shares as part of the divorce. The shares that would likely be transferred to his wife would be non-voting, she said.  Read more in the Yahoo article HERE on what is known and not…

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Who Gets Custody of the Family Dog?

By Jacqueline Newman | August 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

When couples split, custody is one of the hardest issues they have to resolve. And that goes for dogs and other furry family members as much as for children.

Formosa Hsu and her ex-partner Joseph, who did not have kids, spent years in mediation to decide how to split the time of their little beagle mix Pupineya, whom they had adopted when he was 3 months old.

Divorce Lawyers Brace For ‘Tsunami’ After Ashley Madison Hack

By Jacqueline Newman | August 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Divorce attorneys are bracing for a surge of new clients after the release Tuesday night of data stolen from the infidelity dating site Ashley Madison.

Hours after the hackers posted a trove of names, addresses, partial credit card numbers and email addresses of many of the site’s nearly 39 million users, law firms, like Manhattan-based divorce firm Yaniv & Associates, said they were already experiencing an influx of calls from potential clients.

Is the Upper East Side “wife bonus” a real thing?

By Jacqueline Newman | May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s a thing that 1) probably isn’t real and 2) if it is, exists mostly in Manhattan or a future Candace Bushnell series: The “wife bonus.”
New York anthropologist Wednesday Martin, a self-described “cultural critic at large in high heels,” flipped the collective stomach of feminism Sunday with the phrase in a New York Times op-ed. The accompanying illustration shows a man fastening a golden lock around a woman’s neck.

WHAT EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES A CHILD OF DIVORCE SHOULD KNOW

By Jacqueline Newman | March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are fundamental truths most 5-year-olds understand about the world: The sky is blue. The grass is green. Your family consists of you, possibly siblings and your parents. But that truth is altered if your parents split up.

I was in kindergarten when my parents got divorced. They worked hard to make my reality as normal as possible, but even at a young age I knew something was different about my family compared to my friends’ families.

On Point: No Fault Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jacqueline Newman Talking about No Fault Divorce, On Point with Tomi Lahren

Brangelina Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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.  

Round Table: Family Law 2013

By Jacqueline Newman | December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

Carnations? Again? Why post-Valentine’s Day is a popular time for divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

One recent study suggested divorce filings rose by as much as 40 per cent right after the holiday, while anecdotal evidence collected by Yahoo! Shine from divorce lawyers painted Valentine’s Day as time of reckoning more than romance.

Prenuptial Agreements and Same Sex Marriages

By Jacqueline Newman | January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Christine Bentley, Samantha Houston, and Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman talking about divorce, prenuptial agreements and same sex marriages on Sirius XM.

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