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Divorce on Film: Breaking Bad

Season three of AMC’s landmark TV show “Breaking Bad” features a plot in which one of the show’s primary characters – Skyler White, wife and reluctant partner-in-crime to antihero meth cooker Walter White – considers whether to file for divorce from her possible sociopath husband shortly after learning that he is, in fact, a drug…

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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…

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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…

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How Should Children Be Protected During Divorce?

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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Jacqueline Newman Talks Divorce Cases

Like snowflakes — no two divorce cases are alike because no two people are alike. Everyone comes with their own particular life history and therefore everyone experiences their relationships differently. One of the biggest problems in the divorce field is that judges have too much discretion when rendering legal decisions (the results of which do…

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What Happens to Your Business in Divorce?

In a high-asset divorce, all types of property may be involved, from the marital home, vacation home and other real estate to retirement and investment accounts. What many couples don’t initially realize is that their businesses may also be property that is subject to division in divorce. As an equitable distribution state, New York law…

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