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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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Jeff And MacKenzie Bezos And Settling Out Of Court

By Jacqueline Newman | January 16, 2019 |

Will the Bezos’ divorce be long and drawn out and public? Jacqueline Newman: “It’s hard to tell exactly how much it will cost because it doesn’t really matter how much money you have. That doesn’t necessarily equate to the class and the legal fees. It depends what they’re going to fight about.” You can read more…

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

By Jacqueline Newman | April 28, 2018 |

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

Inside the Pandemic-Era Divorce Boom—and the Windfall It’s Creating for the Art Market

By Jacqueline Newman | May 11, 2021 |

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,”…

Do You Need A Prenup?

By Jacqueline Newman | August 7, 2020 |

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.

6 things wealthy people do to protect their money when they get married

By Jacqueline Newman | June 22, 2019 |

For high-net-worth couples, an important first step to take when protecting individual assets in a marriage is to separate the different streams of cash flow they might have, New York divorce lawyer Jacqueline Newman said. Read the rest of the article on Business Insider.

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.

Should You Divorce or Separate?

By Jacqueline Newman | April 8, 2013 |

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 will Jeff Bezos’ $137 Billion Divorce Play Out?

By Jacqueline Newman | January 13, 2019 |

New York City Divorce Lawyer Jacqueline Newman helps tackle a 137 billion dollar question:  What is going to happen with Jeff Bezos’ divorce to wife of 25 years MacKenzie Bezos?  Read the full VICE article on why Newman thinks that things may go simpler than some expect, regardless of the large dollar amounts involved.  Or…

Josh Duggar had an Ashley Madison account

By Jacqueline Newman | August 19, 2015 |

Vatican workers, Big Apple bureaucrats, an English Parliamentarian — and at least one reality TV star — are among those being outed for looking for love in all the wrong places, according to stolen data posted online from the cheaters’ site Ashley Madison.

Dirty details of the site’s more than 36 million users emerged Wednesday after hackers accused the site of being a fraud and made good on a threat to expose users if it wasn’t shut down.

Five predictions for divorce lawyers in 2016

By Jacqueline Newman | January 5, 2016 |

With the new maintenance (spousal support laws) becoming effective in late January, there will be a lot of strategic divorce planning going on. For the non-monied spouses who are going to need spousal support, they will be racing to file for divorce before the end of January so they are not necessarily falling under the new maintenance laws which are more restrictive than what we have now. However, for the monied spouses who will be paying support, Feb. 1 will be the day to file.

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