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Author Archives: Jacqueline Newman

Should I Get a Prenuptial Agreement?

Engaged couples should think about getting a prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) if: Either partner owns their own assets; One or both partners owns a business; There is an earning disparity between the partners; or They wish to reduce uncertainty and risk in the future In New York, and particularly in NYC and the surrounding metropolitan area, […]

How the Rise of Social Media has Affected Divorce Proceedings

Social media networks and digital communication have undoubtedly, and perhaps irrevocably, altered 21st century relationships. Couples that have found love through social media (and there are many) can become, years later, the same couples who broadcast every aspect of their breakup on, you guessed it, social media. Spouses who take to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and […]

Same Sex Couples Less Likely to Get Divorced Than Straight Couples

Same Sex Couples Less Likely to Get Divorced Than Straight Couples Half Full Magazine, January 23, 2015, Jacqueline Newmans In a recent Washington Post article, it was stated same-sex couples are less likely to divorce that straight couples.  New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman weighs in with Half Full on the topic. Jacqueline,  thank […]

Who Gets the Dog When You Break Up?

It is the road most traveled: You partner off. The two of you move in together, get hitched or make a Kurt-n-Goldie-style life commitment to one another. You buy some throw pillows and if you didn’t already have a pet, you go and find yourself a fur baby. Maybe after the two of you have […]

Could a Monied Same-Sex Spouse Flee His Legal Obligations in Divorce?

By October of 2013, Patrick Arbor had had enough. The former Chicago Board of Trade Chairman was ensnared in a nasty divorce battle with Antoinette Vigilante and after over a year of wrangling the end appeared to be in sight: the divorce was finalized on October 1. But the financial hits had not stopped, and […]

The Benefits – and Potential Pitfalls – of a Prenuptial Agreement

Kenneth C. Griffin is the founder and CEO of Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel LLC, which has around 16 billion dollars in assets under management. He’s been a periodic newsmaker since the early 2000s, when he was the second-youngest entrant on the Forbes 400 list. Mr. Griffin’s current wealth has been estimated at 3 billion dollars, […]

Jacqueline Newman Talks Litigation Challenges for the Wealthy

Jacqueline Newman Discusses the Interdisciplinary Model of Collaborative Divorce

Berkman, Bottger, Newman & Rodd are announced as "Law Firm of the Year" finalists

New York SmartCEO Announces the 2014 CPA & ESQ Awards Finalists 50 accountants and attorneys in New York to be recognized in SmartCEO’s CPA & ESQ Awards presented by Citibank New York, NY (June 3, 2014) — New York SmartCEO is pleased to announce the 2014 CPA & ESQ Awards finalists presented by Citibank. These […]

Social Media and the Law: Panacea or Pandora’s Box

In the latest wireLawyer video, Social Media and the Law: Panacea or Pandora’s Box, we talked with matrimonial attorney Jacqueline Newman and immigration attorney Steve Maggi about how social media can threaten the litigation process. Watch the video where they give examples of social media gone rogue, how it’s impacted the litigation process, and tips for your clients.


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