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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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Kids, no kids? One or four? When couples disagree

By Jacqueline Newman | August 20, 2012 |

“I wanted to have a child and she ultimately didn’t,” Budd said. “She said she just felt like she didn’t have maternal feelings.”

Far less has landed couples in divorce court, but the Burke, Va., couple — he an editor and she a nurse — made it through. Budd, now 46, said he gave up the parenting dream and channeled his fatherly feelings into volunteer work on behalf of poor kids all over the world, trips his wife came along on a couple of times.

On Point: No Fault Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | June 22, 2015 |

Jacqueline Newman Talking about No Fault Divorce, On Point with Tomi Lahren

7 Reasons Spouses, Partners Lie About Money

By Jacqueline Newman | February 13, 2020 |

Infidelity does not have to mean the bedroom and can involve finances too. That can be one spouse spending, borrowing, withholding or hiding money without telling their partner. Such financial infidelity can damage a marriage just like any other type. Read the full article on AARP’s website.

If Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce, They Are (Secretly) Doing This First

By Jacqueline Newman | January 17, 2017 |

While they’re trying to keep up with their New Year’s resolutions, hitting the gym and eating salads, many are also (secretly) visiting a divorce lawyer’s office to see if they want to proceed with a split—and often their partner never finds out. It’s called “considering my options month.”

Just because you’re not divorced, doesn’t mean they weren’t looking into it.

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.

wireSide Chats – Matrimonial Law with Jacqueline Newman

By Jacqueline Newman | June 25, 2014 |

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 & Schein, LLP.

Jolie and Pitt’s romance, divorce bookended by films

By Jacqueline Newman | September 21, 2016 |

For Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, it started with tequila and dancing in the rain in Bogota and ended on the French seaside with white wine, pills and tears.

Hollywood’s most storied modern couple only appeared together twice in the movies. The first time, in 2005’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” they fell in love. A decade later, “By the Sea” would come just a year before their relationship would come to an end with Jolie Pitt filing for divorce. Both times they played a childless husband and wife whose passion had turned to resentment.

This Is the Most Popular Age to Get Divorced

By Jacqueline Newman | December 13, 2017 |

Originally printed in Bravo TV After walking down the aisle on your wedding day, and saying ‘I Do’ to a lifetime with your partner, the last thing you think about is whether or not your relationship will one day come to an end. But, in the United States alone, about 40 to 50 percent of…

Divorces on Hold

By M C | May 19, 2020 |

Jacqueline Newman on Chasing News with Bill Spadea, discussing how COVID-19 has put some divorces on hold.

Jacqueline Newman Talks Matrimonial Law and Her Work Ethic

By Jacqueline Newman | October 2, 2013 |

I have always been interested in matrimonial law. My parents were both psychologists, but I was too aggressive to be a therapist, so matrimonial law seemed like the logical choice.

I believe that I help people get to a better place in their lives. I build real relationships with my clients, as I become one of their most trusted advisors. I truly care that my clients and their children walk out of the divorce experience as unscathed as possible. Divorce is a terrible process, but I like to think that with the proper amount of attention to both their concerns and the law that I can make a bad situation better. It makes me feel good to know that I can provide that service for them.

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