According to Divorce Lawyer and sage Jacalyn Barnett, this time of year (the New Year) seems to be the number one time to consider separating as is September when the kids leave for school. Which is why BA50 Publisher Felice Shapiro went to Jaci to get the skinny on what BA50’s need to know.
Jacalyn Barnett is a member of the bar in New York State and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Her office is located in Manhattan where she concentrates her legal practice in the areas of divorce, separation, custody and paternity issues. She has been a frequent legal commentator on CNN, Court-TV, Fox News and MSNBC. She has appeared as a guest on such diverse television shows as ABC Eyewitness News, Good Morning America, NBC Today Show, CBS Morning News, CNBC Today’s Business, The Big Idea on Donny Deutsch, Extra Magazine, among others. Jacalyn has been cited regularly in numerous periodicals and newspapers, such as Quotation of the Day in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Crain’s New York Business, Wall Street Journal, Bride’s Magazine; Forbes, Harper’s Bazaar, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Los Angeles Times, Manhattan Lawyer, Time Magazine, USA Today, and Vogue Magazine. She was selected for Crain’s New York Business "40 Under 40". She has served as a legal consultant to Salomon Smith Barney on "Women in Transition," a nationwide educational program offering financial advice to women involved in divorce or widowhood. She has been qualified in court to testify as an expert witness. Others refer to her as "The Love Lawyer," she currently runs her own law firm in New York — The Law Office of Jacalyn F. Barnett, P.C. Prior to starting her own firm Barnett was the head of the matrimonial department at the New York law firm of Shea & Gould. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, studied at the University of London, and received a J.D. degree from the Brooklyn Law School.