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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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Crazy S$%$t People Fight Over

By Jacqueline Newman | September 21, 2013 |

Losing the battle and winning the war is great in concept, but most of us have at one point in our lives yielded to the alternative principle: getting tripped up on the petty.

I asked one of Manhattan’s top litigators, Jacqueline Newman, Esq. of Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Schein, LLP, to help me comprise a list of the craziest things we’ve seen or heard of couples fighting over in a divorce case. Here’s the top five:

If Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce, They Are (Secretly) Doing This First

By Jacqueline Newman | January 17, 2017 |

While they’re trying to keep up with their New Year’s resolutions, hitting the gym and eating salads, many are also (secretly) visiting a divorce lawyer’s office to see if they want to proceed with a split—and often their partner never finds out. It’s called “considering my options month.”

Just because you’re not divorced, doesn’t mean they weren’t looking into it.

Requesting Supervised Visits

By Jacqueline Newman | January 6, 2019 |

Visited supervised by a court monitor might sound scary, especially when a divorced parent is trying to have time with their child or children.  But it can also be an advantage to show changed or otherwise improved behavior.  Over Christmas Brad Pitt visited with many of his children with a monitor in place.  The article HERE discusses…

Celebrity Divorce: The KiddChris Show 1027 WEBN

By Jacqueline Newman | October 7, 2014 |

Attorney Jacqueline Newman on The KiddChris Show 1027 WEBN – CIN. OH discussing celebrity divorce.

Facebook Ex Trashing: It Can Cost You

By Jacqueline Newman | August 22, 2012 |

The old maxim goes: If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. For divorcing spouses, that may actually constitute legal advice in these days where Internet and social media sites have become a significant part of many people’s daily lives. Divorce is an emotionally charged topic, but letting it all out in a public forum can lead you right into court, sued for libel or having a harsher judgment levied against you in a divorce settlement.

How to Tell Your Wife You Want a Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | July 22, 2019 |

New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman offers this, acknowledging that both parties are mutually unhappy can make the conversation easier and less one-sided. Read more on MSN or Fatherly.

A Blue Print For The Future & After The Pandemic

By Jacqueline Newman | May 16, 2020 |

 The New Rules of Divorce: Twelve Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness can provide something of a blue print for where divorce is headed during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full article at FSHN Magazine.

Smart CEO puts Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP in the top 3 law firms of the year

By Jacqueline Newman | July 1, 2014 |

One of a kind: Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP is a boutique New York divorce law firm, concentrated exclusively in the area of family and divorce law. It is the only Manhattan firm that specializes in litigation, mediation and collaborative law.
Well-rounded: The firm offers specialists in all three processes of divorce (litigation, mediation and collaborative law). The firm is not a one-size-fits-all type of law firm, which is rare for a divorce law firm in New York City.

3 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children During a Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | December 6, 2017 |

Originally printed in Family Time Magazine It is no secret divorces can get downright contentious – often because the stakes are so high financially and emotionally. But those already high stakes are raised dramatically when children are involved and one or both parents try to use them as pawns in their never-ending battle with each…

Divorce Saloon speaks with New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman on Collaborative divorce Law in New York

By Jacqueline Newman | April 23, 2014 |

Below is an excerpt of our discussion with Jacqueline Newman, a well-respected collaborative New York City divorce lawyer and an expert in matrimonial law in New York.

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