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The average cost of getting divorced is $15,000 in the US — but here’s why it can be much higher

Clients will incur higher attorney fees the longer the divorce takes, New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman advises. Read more on Business Insider.

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Jeff Bezos and Robert De Niro lost millions in divorce, here are some common pitfalls you can avoid

Social media tends to complicate divorce, especially if you are using the platform to slam your ex. Social media posts can also be sued as evidence in court proceedings, stated New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman. Read more the full article on FinanceBLVD.

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How to Tell Your Wife You Want a Divorce

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.

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The Complexities of a High Net Worth Divorce

New York high-net-worth divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman shares insights from her new book, Soon-to-Be Ex: A Woman’s Guide to Her Perfect Divorce and Relaunch. Courts have less guidelines to follow in a divorce with high financial assets, allowing a judge to use more of their own discretion. Read the full article on Stop! Corruption.

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Melania Trump: First Lady’s ‘divorce terms’ from Donald revealed? – Shock claim

Melania Trump most likely requested a larger sum of money in her prenuptial agreement upon Donald Trump’s presidential victory. If the couple does divorce, Melania’s life will be very different, said New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman. Read the full article at the Express.

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Melania Trump, Donald Trump marriage: Former White House staff suggests divorce is possible if President loses in 2020

Many are speculating that a Trump divorce may be in the future. New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman adds that Melania Trump may have demanded a change that would increase her assets in her prenuptial agreement before the President’s election victory. Read more on the EconoTimes.

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3 Ways Parents Can Protect Their Children During a Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | December 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

Getting Married? Forget Sweet Nothings; Let’s Talk About Money

By Jacqueline Newman | April 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman discusses the difficulties of challenging a prenuptial agreement and other issues in this New York Times article available HERE.  

Should You Divorce or Separate?

By Jacqueline Newman | April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ending a marriage is one of the most difficult decisions you can make. But sometimes, taking the in-between step of separation before a full-on split could be the right move for you and your family. Here, real women and divorce experts share which questions to ask yourself before you call it quits for good.

How to choose a good divorce attorney

By Jacqueline Newman | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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.

Inside Bristol Palin’s Custody Battle Over Newborn Baby

By Jacqueline Newman | January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Originally Posted by Beth Greefield on Yahoo! News, Jan 8, 2016 Looks like Bristol Palin has even more baby trouble coming her way — this time regarding her 2-week-old daughter, Sailor Grace. On Wednesday, her ex-fiancé Dakota Meyer claimed paternity and took steps to gain joint custody of the infant (seen above with Mom). “Meyer…

wireSide Chats – Matrimonial Law with Jacqueline Newman

By Jacqueline Newman | June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

We seek to create intimate portraits of the top lawyers in various fields of practice around America.

In this new chat, our team interviewed Jacqueline Newman, managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, LLP.

Ashley Madison Hackers Threatening to Expose Sensitive Information

By Jacqueline Newman | July 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ashley Madison Hackers Threatening to Expose Sensitive Information NBC 6 South Florida. Analysis by Matrimonial Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman

Are Hyphenated Last Names Harmful for Kids?

By Jacqueline Newman | July 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

With less than half of kids living in a home with two married heterosexual parents, it’s no wonder that giving a newborn dad’s last name isn’t automatic anymore. But an Australian former couple, who has been warring over their son’s last name for the past two years, takes the surname dilemma to a whole new level. 

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

By Jacqueline Newman | February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

Here’s how to protect a business from divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The number one way to protect your business from becoming a controversial issue in a divorce, is to enter into a prenuptial or post-nuptial agreement which clearly states how a business would be valued and/or distributed in the event of a divorce.
If an agreement is unlikely to be signed by your spouse-to-be, then before you marry, you should obtain an appraisal of the business (to the extent possible) which may at least show what the value was entering the marriage, so any appreciation of the business during the marriage would be more clearly identifiable.

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