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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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Inside Bristol Palin’s Custody Battle Over Newborn Baby

By Jacqueline Newman | January 8, 2016 |

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…

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.

Divorce Saloon speaks with New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman on Collaborative divorce Law in New York

By Jacqueline Newman | April 23, 2014 |

Below is an excerpt of our discussion with Jacqueline Newman, a well-respected collaborative New York City divorce lawyer and an expert in matrimonial law in New York.

Sociology Specialist: Charles Barkley Is Wrong on Spanking

By Jacqueline Newman | September 16, 2014 |

Former NBA basketball star Charles Barkley came to the defense of Minnesota Vikings football player Adrian Peterson, saying that spanking is something that black parents do in the south, but sociologist Jessica Carbino tells Newsmax TV that spanking is really a “class issue.”

Peterson is accused of child abuse for injuring his son while disciplining him and “using a switch to spank his son,” the star running back’s attorney Rusty Hardin said.

America’s Forum | Jacqueline Newman discusses the lower divorce rate among military members

By Jacqueline Newman | March 6, 2015 |

Family law attorney talks about the lower divorce rate among military members, some good news for our battered military personnel, and why it’s happening.

Questions to ask before calling it quits

By Jacqueline Newman | July 31, 2013 |

Among legal pros, January has earned a reputation as Divorce Month. If you’re contemplating calling it quits on the heels of the holidays, take a moment to slow down and ask yourself these key questions—provided by divorce attorneys, therapists and life coaches—before filing the paperwork.

How to get rid of your spouse but keep the dog

By Jacqueline Newman | February 26, 2018 |

Attorney skilled in matrimonial law tells how to prove that Fido will be happier with you than your soon-to-be ex Originally printed in The Mercury News Divorcing couple have long fought over parental custody, but more and more, judges are being asked to decide who gets the dog. The subject is becoming so prevalent that…

Lawyer Jacqueline Newman USA Today Brangelina Divorce

By Jacqueline Newman | September 23, 2016 |

Suppose you are divorcing and seeking sole custody of your kids. Now suppose your spouse is accused of child abuse. Who do you think is in the better negotiating position when the divorce lawyers sit down to dicker?

Even non-lawyers can see the answer is obvious. This hypothetical situation may not be so hypothetical in the increasingly poisonous pending divorce of Hollywood icons Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.

Where Would Melania Trump Go?

By Jacqueline Newman | April 13, 2018 |

New York City based Matrimonial Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman shares via an interview with MNI Media her answers to the following questions regarding President Trump’s alleged affair porn Star Stormy Daniels. What if President Trump were to get divorced while in office? It would be quite interesting, although if I had to bet, it would…

Thinking about Divorce? Here’s 10 Things Every Wife Should Know

By Jacqueline Newman | March 7, 2019 |

Like childbirth, I feel that no one tells you the real truth about the divorce process. Here are some things to consider when thinking about divorce and if you can live with them, then you may be ready. His affair will not shock a judge. The fact that he violated the sacred rule of marriage…

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