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

By Jacqueline Newman | February 21, 2016 |

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.

Does the age of a teenager or celebrity status play a role in custody battles?

By Jacqueline Newman | June 14, 2016 |

Does the age of a teenager or celebrity status play a role in custody battles? We are joined by celebrity divorce attorney, Jacqueline Newman, who tells us more and shares the latest about the Madonna and Guy Ritchie court appearance.

The GOP Tax Plan Could Make Your Divorce More Expensive

By Jacqueline Newman | November 8, 2017 |

Originally printed in Bloomberg by Tom Metcalf and Christie Smythe President Donald Trump knows first-hand that a divorce — or in his case, two — can be messy and expensive. But if Republican lawmakers get their way, untying the knot could get even more costly for affluent Americans. To help pay for sweeping tax cuts, the…

How divorces among the rich differ from middle class divorces

By Jacqueline Newman | June 8, 2015 |

Money makes divorce look a little different.
It is riskier to litigate high income cases in Court because there is less guidance from the law. Much of the statutory law applies to middle to low income families so when you have high income cases, the judges are given great discretion when they structure awards. This leads to inconsistency and therefore great risks as one judge may greatly differ from another.

Sofia Vergara’s ex writes op-ed about wanting their frozen embryos back

By Jacqueline Newman | April 29, 2015 |

Sofia Vergara’s ex writes op-ed about wanting their frozen embryos back. Legal Analysis with NY Family Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman

Jeff Bezos Did Not Have a Prenuptial Agreement

By Jacqueline Newman | January 13, 2019 |

Jeff Bezos is getting divorced, raising a series of questions from the impact on Amazon’s stock prices and ownership of the Washington Post and other assets.  A prenuptial agreement could have clearly spelled out who gets what, but Jeff Bezos did not have one.  Join divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman and others as they discuss the…

Jacqueline Newman on the Larry O’Connor Show

By Jacqueline Newman | March 18, 2020 |

The coronavirus presents many challenges for our society, that includes pressure on marriages. Listen to Jacqueline Newman discuss the situation on the Larry O’Connor show below.

Do You Need A Prenup?

By Jacqueline Newman | August 7, 2020 |

Financial abuse in relationships may be more prevalent than you think. Does that mean that you need a prenup before walking down the aisle? New York City Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman joins The Money Nerd podcast to share some thoughts, including on communication breakdowns and business valuations. Listen here.

Marriage Breakups May Skyrocket

By Jacqueline Newman | June 3, 2020 |

The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges to societies across the globe. While the economic impacts have been covered extensively with business disruption and rising unemployment, other impacts can be just as severe. That includes the potential for a steep rise in the rate of divorce in the United States. New York City divorce attorney…

Three Ways Parents Can Protect Their Child during a Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 6, 2017 |

Originally printed in Third AGE by Jane Farrell It’s no secret that divorces can get downright contentious – often because the stakes are so high financially and emotionally. But those already high stakes are raised even more dramatically when children are involved, and one or both parents try to use them as pawns in their…

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