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We understand that right now, many New Yorkers have urgent questions about their parenting and custody agreements and arrangements. Coronavirus and the subsequent restrictions imposed on movement have created a sense of uncertainty for many parents. The firm is currently open for business. We are also offering remote consultations via video chat and phone calls. We are here to answer your pressing questions about your custody arrangements during the coronavirus crisis, as well as to speak about any other family law and divorce issues you may have.

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Jacqueline NewmanJacqueline 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 also in negotiating prenuptial agreements. Read more about Jacqueline Newman.

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Divorce can involve many difficult issues as spouses work to disentangle their lives.  It can get much more difficult when spouses are parents— as their lives will likely never be fully disentangled because they will have to continue to work together while co-parenting. There are many ways to protect children during and after divorce proceedings.…

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