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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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Prenuptial Agreements

By Jacqueline Newman | August 1, 2017 |

How Child Abuse Investigation Could Affect Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Divorce Case

By Jacqueline Newman | September 22, 2016 |

After 12 years and six kids together, Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt just after their two-year wedding anniversary.

Hollywood is still reeling from news that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are divorcing – one of the most high-profile splits in recent memory. Now, new allegations that Pitt may have been abusive to their children could have an impact on legal proceedings.

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…

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.

The New Rules of Divorce: COVID-19

By Jacqueline Newman | March 16, 2021 |

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.

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

By Jacqueline Newman | April 29, 2015 |

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

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.

Jacqueline Newman Talks Differences Between Mediation and Collaborative Law

By Jacqueline Newman | August 27, 2013 |

What is the difference between mediation and collaborative law?

I tell my clients there are three ways to divorce, via: mediation, collaborative law or litigation. Most people know what litigation is, as litigated cases make for good television and fun sensationalistic articles. However, few people are aware of their other options.

Jeff Bezos Did Not Have a Prenuptial Agreement

By Jacqueline Newman | January 13, 2019 |

Jeff Bezos is getting divorced, raising a series of questions from the impact on Amazon’s stock prices and ownership of the Washington Post and other assets.  A prenuptial agreement could have clearly spelled out who gets what, but Jeff Bezos did not have one.  Join divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman and others as they discuss the…

Jacqueline Newman Talks Divorce Cases

By Jacqueline Newman | January 27, 2014 |

Like snowflakes — no two divorce cases are alike because no two people are alike. Everyone comes with their own particular life history and therefore everyone experiences their relationships differently.
One of the biggest problems in the divorce field is that judges have too much discretion when rendering legal decisions

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