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Emotional Toll of Being an Adult and Seeing Your Parents Divorce

Jacqueline Newman has said parents often will wait until their children are in college to divorce, presuming that they’ll be in a better position to handle it when they’re older. Read the rest of the article at Considerable.

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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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Thinking of getting a divorce?

By Jacqueline Newman | September 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Are you thinking that you want a divorce? That is the first question that Jacqueline Newman, a New York City attorney asks her clients. Jacqueline’s also the author of Soon-to-Be Ex: A Woman’s Guide to Her Perfect Divorce and Relaunch and Soon-to-Be Ex for Men: Preserving Wealth, Fatherhood, and Sanity during Divorce. Then there are also questions about a…

New York Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman Named 2014 New York Metro Top 50 Women Attorneys by Super Lawyers

By Jacqueline Newman | October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Jacqueline Newman of the New York law firm Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP has been honored by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2014’s New York Metro Top 50 Women Attorneys for the second year in a row.

Jacqueline Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP in 1998 and is now the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman’s practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation. She specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and negotiating prenuptial agreements.

Jacqueline Newman Talks Matrimonial Law and Her Work Ethic

By Jacqueline Newman | October 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

I have always been interested in matrimonial law. My parents were both psychologists, but I was too aggressive to be a therapist, so matrimonial law seemed like the logical choice.

I believe that I help people get to a better place in their lives. I build real relationships with my clients, as I become one of their most trusted advisors. I truly care that my clients and their children walk out of the divorce experience as unscathed as possible. Divorce is a terrible process, but I like to think that with the proper amount of attention to both their concerns and the law that I can make a bad situation better. It makes me feel good to know that I can provide that service for them.

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.

The GOP Tax Plan Could Make Your Divorce More Expensive

By Jacqueline Newman | November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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

By Jacqueline Newman | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

Are Hyphenated Last Names Harmful for Kids?

By Jacqueline Newman | July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

With less than half of kids living in a home with two married heterosexual parents, it’s no wonder that giving a newborn dad’s last name isn’t automatic anymore. But an Australian former couple, who has been warring over their son’s last name for the past two years, takes the surname dilemma to a whole new level. 

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.

A top divorce lawyer explains what could happen to Brangelina’s $500 million fortune

By Jacqueline Newman | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The biggest question in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce is who will take care of their children.

The next question is who will get their stuff. 

Questions to ask before calling it quits

By Jacqueline Newman | July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Among legal pros, January has earned a reputation as Divorce Month. If you’re contemplating calling it quits on the heels of the holidays, take a moment to slow down and ask yourself these key questions—provided by divorce attorneys, therapists and life coaches—before filing the paperwork.

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