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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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Baby Messiah

By Jacqueline Newman | August 13, 2013 |

Family Law Attorney Jacqueline Newman helps to explain the bizarre situation with a judge’s ruling about a child’s name.

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.  

New York Divorce Attorney Jacqueline Newman Named 2014 New York Metro Top 50 Women Attorneys by Super Lawyers

By Jacqueline Newman | October 23, 2014 |

Jacqueline Newman of the New York law firm Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP has been honored by Super Lawyers magazine as one of the 2014’s New York Metro Top 50 Women Attorneys for the second year in a row.

Jacqueline Newman joined Berkman Bottger Newman & Schein, LLP in 1998 and is now the managing partner of the firm. Ms. Newman’s practice consists of litigation, collaborative law and mediation. She specializes in complex high net worth matrimonial cases and negotiating prenuptial agreements.

Divorces Are About To Get More Expensive

By Jacqueline Newman | December 21, 2018 |

Jacqueline Newman contributed to this Vice Article on the GOP tax overhaul’s effect on divorce agreements finalized after January 1.  Those divorce agreements will no longer be eligible for a tax deduction for alimony payments. Read the entire article HERE.

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.

Don’t let money be a divisive issue in a second marriage

By Jacqueline Newman | November 4, 2017 |

The Collaborative Divorce: A Litigator Explains Originally printed in Newsday by Sheryl Nance-Nash According to the National Stepfamily Resource Center, 60 percent of those who remarry get divorced again. If you want to beat the odds in a second marriage, it’s key to keep money from being a divisive issue. Throw out prior financial strategies…

Jacqueline Newman Talks Compliments and Difficult Clients

By Jacqueline Newman | January 27, 2014 |

The most difficult type of client to work with are those that are so angry at their spouse that they are unable to see how that anger and their reaction to that anger is hurtful to their children and ultimately to their case. I talk a lot to the clients that are having that experience and attempt to make them understand how the anger they are currently feeling is temporary, while the effects of this anger can be permanent. I joke with clients that “I am their most expensive therapist.” I also advise clients (in a less joking manner) that if they continue to involve the children in their anger, they should factor in the cost of lifetime therapy bills for their children and themselves when calculating the cost of their divorce.

Jacqueline Newman on CNBC Radio

By Jacqueline Newman | May 4, 2015 |

On The Brink Morning Show, Jacqueline Newman talks about why bad mouthing your spouse on Twitter & Facebook during divorce is a bad idea‎.

Round Table: Family Law 2013

By Jacqueline Newman | December 1, 2013 |

Family Law proceedings can be both mentally and financially draining which is why we spoke with six experts from around the world to acquire their advice on issues such as drafting child support, deciding whether court or dispute resolution is the most appropriate method and contemporary matters including the role of the media in family courts and the use of private investigators or spying tactics.

THE TITANS: Divorce Saloon presents the “top 10” male and female divorce attorneys in New York City

By Jacqueline Newman | July 16, 2014 |

New York City Divorce lawyers are some of the most revered in the country. We consulted numerous sources, including but not limited to, Superlawyers, Martindale Hubbell, Avvo, New York Law Journal, New York Magazine, Forbes, Google +, American Bar Association and a few others, to comprise this list of 10 male and 10 female divorce attorneys in New York who are hard-hitting, effective, aggressive, experienced and feared by their peers.  But at the same time, clients appreciate their ability to be “empathetic,” “client focused” “straight forward” and “there.”

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