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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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Jacqueline Newman Discusses the Interdisciplinary Model of Collaborative Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the things I like best about working in the collaborative divorce model is the interdisciplinary team approach. As I explain to clients, we can bring in a divorce coach (divorce therapist), a financial neutral, and a child specialist—all trained in the collaborative model. I tell my clients, “I am the most expensive player on the team. Why not work with less expensive specialists who do this type of work every single day?”

I think that the reason many couples divorce is that they‎ “stop speaking the same language.” I therefore call the divorce coaches “the translators.”

High Stakes Breakups of the Rich & Famous

By Jacqueline Newman | June 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

New York Divorce & Matrimonial Attorney Jacqueline Newman:

Manhattan Divorce Super Lawyer Jacqueline Newman with a Behind the Scenes Look at Celebrity Money, Kids, Reputation & Prenups in New York & U.S. High Stakes Divorces

New York’s Divorce Law Change

By Jacqueline Newman | January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jacqueline Newman on John Gomez Show talking about divorce and the new divorce law taking affect in New York.

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.  

Is Sage Kelly the new normal for Wall Street divorces?

By Jacqueline Newman | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The coda to the Sage Kelly divorce scandal came on Dec. 17, when the elite Jefferies investment banker resigned to “focus on family matters.”

The departure followed two months of intense scrutiny prompted by a salacious legal filing from his wife, Christina Di Mauro Kelly, that included allegations of cocaine and mushroom use, a four-person orgy involving a client and anecdotes of questionable parenting. She demanded $7 million and joint custody of their two children. The details were so juicy that it prompted international media coverage, moved two related-biotech stocks, and led to an impromptu urine test by top Jefferies executives.

Lawyer Jacqueline Newman USA Today Brangelina Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Suppose you are divorcing and seeking sole custody of your kids. Now suppose your spouse is accused of child abuse. Who do you think is in the better negotiating position when the divorce lawyers sit down to dicker?

Even non-lawyers can see the answer is obvious. This hypothetical situation may not be so hypothetical in the increasingly poisonous pending divorce of Hollywood icons Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

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 Would Happen If Melania and Donald Trump Got a Divorce?

By Jacqueline Newman | January 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Originally printed in Town & Country Magazine by Corynne Cirilli Eavesdrop on a steakhouse lunch between divorce attorneys and you’re likely to hear them engaging in their current favorite sport: speculating on the marital arrangement between Donald and Melania Trump. “We love talking about it,” one recently told me. “What’s in the prenup? Did it…

Why a Collaborative Divorce Makes Financial Sense

By Jacqueline Newman | August 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Many people visualize themselves getting married; nobody daydreams about tension-filled evenings, when you’re considering the legal ramifications of stabbing your spouse with a salad fork.

For couples ready to part ways, a collaborative divorce is a strategy taken by those who want to avoid the slash-and-burn route that divorces often take. It’s the concept that you were partners – even if not good ones – throughout your marriage and you should be able to end it together as well, deciding how to split assets and how the co-parenting should work out in a way in which neither party feels too disappointed when it comes time to sign the divorce papers.

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

By Jacqueline Newman | April 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

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