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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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Les Divorcés: The Life and Wives of Donald Trump

By Jacqueline Newman | April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Donald Trump is the second divorced US President (following President Reagan)—and the first with multiple divorces. Add to that his extreme wealth and renown, and he officially has one of the most notable divorce histories in, well, history.

Student Debt Load And Derailing Marriages

By Jacqueline Newman | October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Student debt is another form of money stress that can harm a marriage.   Marrying someone with that kind of student debt “feels very unfair,” and can “really hold you back” from buying a home or having children, said Jacqueline Newman, the managing partner of Berkman Bottger Newman & Rodd, a divorce and family law…

High Net Worth Divorces

By Jacqueline Newman | August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

New York Matrimonial Lawyer Jacqueline Newman Looks at Unique Challenges in High Net Worth Divorces: Specifically Critical Considerations for the Moneyed Spouse from Child Support to Asset Division.

Ken Griffin’s Citadel hit it big in 2014

By Jacqueline Newman | January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Despite suffering a contentious divorce that made headlines last year, Citadel’s Ken Griffin is on top of the world.

His Chicago hedge fund ended 2014 on a high note, with a whopping $24 billion in assets and double-digit returns in three funds — well above the industry average.

Citadel’s Global Equities Fund posted returns of 23.4% in 2014, including gains of 2.8% in December, according to performance data seen by USA TODAY.

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

By Jacqueline Newman | June 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

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.

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.

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

By Jacqueline Newman | August 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

Financial abuse in marriage, 3 ways to get divorced, child custody and more

By Jacqueline Newman | February 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Family law attorney Jacqueline Newman discussed how to keep an inheritance from going to a spouse during divorce, ways women suffer from financial abuse in marriage, and ways social media can hurt during divorce.

Who gets the dog in a divorce?

By Jacqueline Newman | October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

They’ve both got a dog in this fight.
In a time when more people have delayed having children and pets are more like offspring, breaking up means worrying about where the dog will live and how the puppy’s expenses are going to be paid.
A survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found 27 percent of attorneys report an increase in pet custody cases over the last five years.

Substance-Abuse History and Other Mysteries of Child-Custody Battles

By Jacqueline Newman | July 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

When news broke Monday of the not-so-unexpected split between Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick, attention quickly turned to how the breakup would affect the couple’s three kids — Mason, 5, Penelope, 2, and Reign, 7 months. At least one expert speculated that Disick, who had a recent stint in rehab and was spotted partying with an ex in France, could have a shot at custody. “Scott can still fight for custody, even with a history of substance abuse,” attorney Kelly Chang Rickert told HollywoodLife.com. “It may be an uphill battle and all depends on whether or not Kourtney will fight.”

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