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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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Jacqueline Newman, Divorce Attorney

By Jacqueline Newman | February 13, 2015 |

Jacqueline Newman on John Gomez Show talking about divorce and the new divorce law taking affect in New York.

7 Mistakes to Avoid when getting Divorced

By Jacqueline Newman | November 10, 2014 |

1) Do not alienate your kids against your spouse
It hurts the kids, it hurts your case and ultimately it can hurt you.
2) Do not post on social media during divorce
Do not vent your hatred of your spouse on facebook, nor announce on twitter the great deal you just closed (when you are saying in Court that you cannot afford child support).

Cover Artwork

By Jacqueline Newman | August 2, 2017 |

SOON-TO-BE EX | COVER ARTWORK Photo Date: June 20, 2016 Photo Credit: Elite Lawyer Management 533 x 800 pixels :: 71K Cover artwork for Jacqueline Newman’s new book Soon-to-be EX – A Guide to your Perfect Divorce & Relaunch from Sutton Hart Press.

Can Jon Gosselin Seize Custody of Just One Child From Ex, Kate?

By Jacqueline Newman | May 15, 2015 |

Scandal-magnet reality star Jon Gosselin is making headlines again. The Jon and Kate Plus 8 alum and father of eight is reportedly seeking custody of his daughter Hannah, 11, from ex-wife Kate Gosselin, who has had primary custody of their children since the couple split in 2009. 

During a visit to her father’s digs last month, the tween allegedly told Jon, 38, that she didn’t want to return home to the family’s mansion in Wernersville, Penn., citing “cruelty” from her mother, 40, whom she says is forcing her to film new episodes of their brood’s TLC series Kate Plus 8, according to tabloid reports. 

Divorce Late In Life: How To Navigate Finding Your Identity Without A Partner

By Jacqueline Newman | September 24, 2018 |

When an individual decides to move forward with a divorce from a spouse, especially after many years of marriage, it is not uncommon for her or him to experience an identity crisis of sorts. Although some might believe men typically experience less of an identity crisis than women during a divorce, the reality is it’s…

4 Signs You Are Ready for Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | May 10, 2017 |

So how can you tell the difference between healthy doubts and lethal ones? These four signs, especially when combined, could mean you are (consciously or unconsciously) preparing for divorce.

It is All Greek to You – Poor Communication

People love to blame money troubles and a lack of sex (or a plethora of it with other people!) as the primary root causes of divorce but that is not the case.  The biggest culprit is poor communication.

How to Get a Divorce, With Divorce Lawyer

By Jacqueline Newman | February 14, 2020 |

“I consider myself to be somewhat of a divorce strategist, because really one of the things I do in initial consultations and throughout my representation of people is really look at the strategy. Because while the law plays a role, I think, in divorce, it plays much less of a role. I think it’s really…

WHAT EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES A CHILD OF DIVORCE SHOULD KNOW

By Jacqueline Newman | March 17, 2017 |

There are fundamental truths most 5-year-olds understand about the world: The sky is blue. The grass is green. Your family consists of you, possibly siblings and your parents. But that truth is altered if your parents split up.

I was in kindergarten when my parents got divorced. They worked hard to make my reality as normal as possible, but even at a young age I knew something was different about my family compared to my friends’ families.

Back Away From The Social Media During Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 7, 2018 |

Thinking about venting or otherwise sharing on social media during a divorce?  Attorney Jacqueline Newman encourages her high-net-worth divorce clients to stay away from social media. “It’s very hard to take things back these days,” said Newman, the managing partner at Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein in New York, specializing in high-net-worth matrimonial law. Even…

How to choose a good divorce attorney

By Jacqueline Newman | June 26, 2013 |

One of the most common complaints my clients voice is disappointment with their matrimonial attorneys.  After suffering a breach of trust and having a central relationship deteriorate, divorcees many times find themselves in an unhealthy relationship with one of the most important people in their present life, their attorney.  There are often  issues of miscommunication, mistrust and misunderstanding.  When you are struggling to put your life back together and navigate a world that seems foreign to you, you want to insure that your ‘partner’, your attorney is a good fit.

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