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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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Do You Need A Prenup?

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.

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Jacqueline Newman on CNBC Radio

By Jacqueline Newman | May 4, 2015 |

On The Brink Morning Show, Jacqueline Newman talks about why bad mouthing your spouse on Twitter & Facebook during divorce is a bad idea‎.

Coronavirus & Divorce Rates

By Jacqueline Newman | March 22, 2020 |

“I believe divorce rates will increase significantly after couples are home quarantined together due to the coronavirus epidemic. Stress is not good for even the healthiest of marriages but it can be what pushes a marriage on the brink right over the edge.” Watch the video below for more.

Why Are Baby Boomers Divorcing At Such High Rates?

By Jacqueline Newman | August 21, 2018 |

Among U.S. adults ages 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990’s, according to a recent Pew Research Center report. According to Attorney Jacqueline Newman, a New York City based divorce lawyer, one of the challenges, particularly for women in these situations, is that she may not be aware of the…

Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman Offers Relationship Advice: “You Want to Be Divorcing a Happier Spouse”

By Jacqueline Newman | February 16, 2015 |

Jacqueline Newman has an impressive career as a family law attorney in New York City, so it’s no surprise that she knows a thing or two about how to best handle a divorce. For starters, she encourages couples to stay away from social media. Saying negative things about your ex could affect more than just your relationship; it may also impact their career, as future employers may Google them and not realize that it was a former spouse who called them a cheat or a liar.

Why Bill Cosby’s Wife Camille Was Ordered to Testify Against Him

By Jacqueline Newman | January 4, 2016 |

As any aficionado of crime dramas is aware, Americans generally can’t be forced to testify against their spouses.

But there’s a good reason that Camille Cosby, the wife of scandal-besieged comedian Bill Cosby, is scheduled to be deposed this Wednesday in the civil defamation case against her husband by seven of his accusers, a legal expert tells TheWrap.

Lawyer Jacqueline Newman USA Today Brangelina Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 23, 2016 |

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.

1 in 8 Divorces Is Caused By Student Loans

By Jacqueline Newman | July 29, 2018 |

Committing to someone with that kind of student debt “feels very unfair,” said Jacqueline Newman, the managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein in New York. “Student loans can really hold you back,” she said. For couples just starting out, that burden is having an impact on their lifestyle and ability to buy a…

Who Gets Custody of the Family Dog?

By Jacqueline Newman | August 12, 2015 |

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.

What Happens When Billionaires Breakup

By Jacqueline Newman | January 16, 2019 |

“The major thing for billionaires is that most of the time, their assets are very complex and mostly illiquid — with Bezos, a lot of his assets are linked to Amazon stock,” Jacqueline Newman, a divorce attorney and managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein LLP, told Business Insider.  Read the full article HERE.

Thriving & Surviving After a Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | November 18, 2017 |

Originally aired on Today EXTRA Is there really such a thing as a perfect divorce? “Well I think it somewhat depends on how you define ‘perfect.’ But, for the most part, I would say there are definitely divorces that are very very difficult, but there are some that can be amicable – people can realize that…

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