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Soon To Be Ex
A Guide to Your Perfect Divorce & Relaunch

Jacqueline's playbook for cashing out and thriving when the honeymoon is over.

 

 

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4 Signs You Are Ready for Divorce

4 Signs You Are Ready for Divorce

So how can you tell the difference between healthy doubts and lethal ones? These four signs, especially when combined, could mean you are (consciously or unconsciously) preparing for divorce.

It is All Greek to You – Poor Communication

People love to blame money troubles and a lack of sex (or a plethora of it with other people!) as the primary root causes of divorce but that is not the case.  The biggest culprit is poor communication.

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WHAT EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES A CHILD OF DIVORCE SHOULD KNOW

WHAT EVERY PERSON WHO LOVES A CHILD OF DIVORCE SHOULD KNOW

There are fundamental truths most 5-year-olds understand about the world: The sky is blue. The grass is green. Your family consists of you, possibly siblings and your parents. But that truth is altered if your parents split up.

I was in kindergarten when my parents got divorced. They worked hard to make my reality as normal as possible, but even at a young age I knew something was different about my family compared to my friends’ families.

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Think long term when divorcing in 20s, 30s

Think long term when divorcing in 20s, 30s

Millennials are waiting longer to get married, and by the time they do, they are established in their careers, traveled and already even bought a house – together or separately.
This extra life experience could be one of the reasons the divorce rates have been falling, at least for new marriages.

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7 Mistakes Couples Make In the First Year Of Marriage, According To Divorce Lawyers

7 Mistakes Couples Make In the First Year Of Marriage, According To Divorce Lawyers

Ask any couple you know and most of them will exhale a sigh of relief once the wedding planning process is completely over. In fact, after so much chaos bundled into one 24-hour day (or OK, 72-hour weekend), most twosomes look forward to settling into their married, normal life and back into the routines that brought them closer as a couple — like ya know, watching Netflix and not worrying about seating arrangements. But once that stressful, yet romantic, period has come to a close, relationships also focus another challenge: the first year of marriage.

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If Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce, They Are (Secretly) Doing This First

If Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce, They Are (Secretly) Doing This First

While they’re trying to keep up with their New Year’s resolutions, hitting the gym and eating salads, many are also (secretly) visiting a divorce lawyer’s office to see if they want to proceed with a split—and often their partner never finds out. It’s called “considering my options month.”

Just because you’re not divorced, doesn’t mean they weren’t looking into it.

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January Is Known as ‘Divorce Month’ – Know These Red Flags

January Is Known as ‘Divorce Month’ – Know These Red Flags

Believe it or not, January has been dubbed Divorce Month by relationship experts, no doubt because it comes at a time when folks are reassessing their life choices, and when the word “clean slate” keeps popping up more than at any other time of the year.
“January is divorce month, because psychologically people want to start the new year with new beginnings,” explains Jacqueline Newman, managing partner at a New York-based law firm that specializes in divorce cases.

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The Divorcée Whistleblower: A Gold Digger’s Guide to Exposing Your Ex and His Company

The Divorcée Whistleblower: A Gold Digger’s Guide to Exposing Your Ex and His Company

I just finished Soon-to-be-Ex, a Guide to the Perfect Divorce and Relaunch, nothing less than a tour de force by Manhattan’s titan of divorce, lawyer Jacqueline Newman.

So far as I can tell, she’s the go-to-gal for divorcing Upper East Side New Yorkers (meaning the rich ones) – the book written especially for women. The brilliant and sometimes hilarious book systematically describes how to destroy your spouse in court, as well as guiding you through the treacherous terrain of what she calls “Divorceland”.

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