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Cryptocurrency Assets Are Becoming A New Battleground In Divorce Disputes

Jacqueline Newman provided input on this Bankrate.com article on those divorcing with cryptocurrency. She asks all of her clients to fill out a statement of net worth — a comprehensive document detailing income, assets and debt of each party. She says her forms now ask parties to include cryptocurrency, too. Read more.

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Thinking about Divorce? Here’s 10 Things Every Wife Should Know

Like childbirth, I feel that no one tells you the real truth about the divorce process. Here are some things to consider when thinking about divorce and if you can live with them, then you may be ready. His affair will not shock a judge. The fact that he violated the sacred rule of marriage…

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You’ve Got This: How to Find Support Before, During & After Divorce

Welcome to the DWC—a.k.a., the Divorced Women’s Club. Ultimately, the Divorced Women’s Club is one no one ever wanted to join. However, it—is also true that while the price of membership is steep, great friendships can be made and support can be realized simply by acknowledging you have become a member. Therefore, start looking to…

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Social Media & Divorce

Are you getting divorced and are active on social media?  What may seem like a venting or even sharing post can have an impact on divorce cases.  New York Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman covers why it’s a good idea to be careful on social media.  You can read the entire article on that and other…

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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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Public Affairs with Bob Salter

By Jacqueline Newman | April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman discusses divorce procedures, the types of divorce, and custody arrangements.  You can listen to the audio file HERE.  

Five predictions for divorce lawyers in 2016

By Jacqueline Newman | January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the new maintenance (spousal support laws) becoming effective in late January, there will be a lot of strategic divorce planning going on. For the non-monied spouses who are going to need spousal support, they will be racing to file for divorce before the end of January so they are not necessarily falling under the new maintenance laws which are more restrictive than what we have now. However, for the monied spouses who will be paying support, Feb. 1 will be the day to file.

Back Away From The Social Media During Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thinking about venting or otherwise sharing on social media during a divorce?  Attorney Jacqueline Newman encourages her high-net-worth divorce clients to stay away from social media. “It’s very hard to take things back these days,” said Newman, the managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd in New York, specializing in high-net-worth matrimonial law. Even…

4 Signs You Are Ready for Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

So how can you tell the difference between healthy doubts and lethal ones? These four signs, especially when combined, could mean you are (consciously or unconsciously) preparing for divorce.

It is All Greek to You – Poor Communication

People love to blame money troubles and a lack of sex (or a plethora of it with other people!) as the primary root causes of divorce but that is not the case.  The biggest culprit is poor communication.

The Savvy Career Woman’s Guide To Hiring A Lawyer

By Jacqueline Newman | August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

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?

Here’s how to protect a business from divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

So you’ve got a J.D. Now what?

By Jacqueline Newman | October 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Sara Yood is doubly fortunate.

With the legal industry in a long hiring slump, she’s not only landed a job, but she’s also found a way around the entry-level law-firm drudgery that law grads have traditionally had to endure.

“I got to skip the law-firm part,” said Ms. Yood, who in January landed an assistant general counsel position at a nonprofit trade group. “I was put on incredibly important projects immediately.”

Financial abuse in marriage, 3 ways to get divorced, child custody and more

By Jacqueline Newman | February 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Family law attorney Jacqueline Newman discussed how to keep an inheritance from going to a spouse during divorce, ways women suffer from financial abuse in marriage, and ways social media can hurt during divorce.

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