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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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How Parents Can Talk To Their Children About Divorce with Jacqueline Newman

At Parent Footprint Dr. Dan interviews divorce lawyer and author Jacqueline Newman. They discuss her new book THE NEW RULES OF DIVORCE: 12 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness, as well as: The roles of Dads requesting shared and equal custody The importance of self-care for both parents during the stress of divorce Why…

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Telling Your Wife You Want A Divorce

How exactly do you tell your wife you want a divorce? The conversation can be plagued by verbal minefields. A bad start can also carry through the rest of the eventual divorce process. “I usually will suggest that they start the conversation with a statement such as ‘As you know, I have not been happy…

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Jacqueline Newman on Britney Spears’ custody case

By Jacqueline Newman | June 13, 2014 |

Jacqueline Newman says Britney’s behavior is going to make the court question, however, it does not mean she is going to lose custody of her children.

High Net Worth Divorces

By Jacqueline Newman | August 1, 2017 |

New York Matrimonial Lawyer Jacqueline Newman Looks at Unique Challenges in High Net Worth Divorces: Specifically Critical Considerations for the Moneyed Spouse from Child Support to Asset Division.

Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are Divorcing

By Jacqueline Newman | January 10, 2019 |

One of the world’s wealthiest couples, Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, are splitting up after 25 years of marriage.  Jacqueline Newman, a Manhattan divorce lawyer and managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein contributes to The Columbian article on this high profile divorce, adding that the “Bezoses will almost certainly settle the divorce outside of…

Chip Franklin Show on KGO San Francisco – Interview with Jacqueline Newman

By Jacqueline Newman | April 21, 2018 |

Find Jacqueline Newman on the Chip Franklin Show on KGO San Francisco HERE.

Where Would Melania Trump Go?

By Jacqueline Newman | April 13, 2018 |

New York City based Matrimonial Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman shares via an interview with MNI Media her answers to the following questions regarding President Trump’s alleged affair porn Star Stormy Daniels. What if President Trump were to get divorced while in office? It would be quite interesting, although if I had to bet, it would…

Who Gets the Dog Post-Relationship and Love?

By Jacqueline Newman | March 5, 2015 |

A couple of years ago, a lovely woman named Sara came into my law office for an initial consultation. One of the first things she said to me was, “All I care about is Molly. I do not care about the money – I need her to be with me.” Now, this is not uncommon as many of my clients who have fallen out of a relationship and love feel that protecting their children is their number one concern. I asked the client, “Who would you say is the primary caretaker for Molly?”

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.

Prenuptial Agreements and Same Sex Marriages

By Jacqueline Newman | January 1, 2015 |

Christine Bentley, Samantha Houston, and Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman talking about divorce, prenuptial agreements and same sex marriages on Sirius XM.

January is ‘divorce month’ — a lawyer and a psychotherapist break down the top signs a marriage is about to dissolve

By Jacqueline Newman | January 12, 2018 |

Originally printed in Business Insider by Shana Lebowitz January is typically the month when divorce filings begin to spike. 2018 may be an especially popular year for divorce because of impending changes to US tax policy. We spoke to a divorce lawyer and a psychotherapist about the top signs that a marriage is heading for…

Jacqueline Newman Talks Compliments and Difficult Clients

By Jacqueline Newman | January 27, 2014 |

The most difficult type of client to work with are those that are so angry at their spouse that they are unable to see how that anger and their reaction to that anger is hurtful to their children and ultimately to their case. I talk a lot to the clients that are having that experience and attempt to make them understand how the anger they are currently feeling is temporary, while the effects of this anger can be permanent. I joke with clients that “I am their most expensive therapist.” I also advise clients (in a less joking manner) that if they continue to involve the children in their anger, they should factor in the cost of lifetime therapy bills for their children and themselves when calculating the cost of their divorce.

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