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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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January is ‘divorce month’ – a lawyer breaks down the top signs a marriage is about to dissolve

By Jacqueline Newman | January 25, 2017 |

It’s divorce season. 

The antithesis to December’s engagement season, divorce filings begin to spike in January, peaking in February and March.

But it’s not the gloomy weather that does couples in. It’s the post-holiday jolt back to reality that has them questioning their future together.

Divorced With Kids During A Pandemic

By Jacqueline Newman | March 28, 2020 |

“I have a ton of cases right now where we have clients who are rightfully or wrongfully taking positions where they don’t want to adhere to custody agreements because they fear that the other spouse has the coronavirus.” Click to read the rest of the article and Jacqueline Newman’s contribution.

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.

What’s Known On Jeff Bezos’ Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | January 16, 2019 |

Jacqueline Newman, divorce attorney reports that Jeff Bezos will likely “maintain control” of Amazon even if he has to transfer or sell shares as part of the divorce. The shares that would likely be transferred to his wife would be non-voting, she said.  Read more in the Yahoo article HERE on what is known and not…

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 Divorcée Whistleblower: A Gold Digger’s Guide to Exposing Your Ex and His Company

By Jacqueline Newman | January 11, 2017 |

I just finished Soon-to-be-Ex, a Guide to the Perfect Divorce and Relaunch, nothing less than a tour de force by Manhattan’s titan of divorce, lawyer Jacqueline Newman.

So far as I can tell, she’s the go-to-gal for divorcing Upper East Side New Yorkers (meaning the rich ones) – the book written especially for women. The brilliant and sometimes hilarious book systematically describes how to destroy your spouse in court, as well as guiding you through the treacherous terrain of what she calls “Divorceland”.

Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations

By Jacqueline Newman | September 16, 2014 |

Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations. Legal Analysis with Family Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman

Ashley Madison hack: evidence for divorce?

By Jacqueline Newman | July 21, 2015 |

I imagine a lot of veiled threats will be made following the hacking of marital-affair site Ashley Madison, whether it be via third parties or via inevitable divorcing parties.
Is it legal for a spouse who learns of his/her spouse’s infidelity through this hack to use it in divorce case? Or does it fall under the theory of being fruit from the poisonous tree?

Approval of Out-of-Wedlock Births Growing in U.S.

By Jacqueline Newman | May 29, 2015 |

Approval of Out-of-Wedlock Births Growing in U.S. Analysis with NY Family Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman.

Does the age of a teenager or celebrity status play a role in custody battles?

By Jacqueline Newman | June 14, 2016 |

Does the age of a teenager or celebrity status play a role in custody battles? We are joined by celebrity divorce attorney, Jacqueline Newman, who tells us more and shares the latest about the Madonna and Guy Ritchie court appearance.

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