Nancy Chemtob
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Nancy Chemtob speaks with The New York Times on what happens to jewelry after or during a divorce.

The New York Times
January 18, 2018

The New York Times: The Marriage Is Over, but the Jewelry Is Mine

The New York Times reports on what happens to jewelry after or during a divorce. Jewelry in the midst of a divorce can lead to bitter court disputes, once the battle of the assets commences. Disputed jewelry is sometimes lied about, hidden, stolen and, in rare instances, brazenly worn in public.

Nancy Chemtob, a Manhattan matrimonial lawyer, explains what she has seen happen with jewelry disputes during divorce proceedings. “Horses, wine and jewelry — they always seem to disappear,” said Chemtob. “One client has a wine collection and the divorcing spouse has a party and the wine is all gone. The horse always dies. The jewelry gets sold, even though I wonder if he or she actually sold it. We never really know.”

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The New York Times reports on what happens to jewelry after or during a divorce. Jewelry in the midst of a divorce can lead to bitter court disputes, once the battle of the assets commences. Disputed jewelry is sometimes lied about, hidden, stolen and, in rare instances, brazenly worn in public.

Nancy Chemtob, a Manhattan matrimonial lawyer, explains what she has seen happen with jewelry disputes during divorce proceedings. “Horses, wine and jewelry — they always seem to disappear,” said Chemtob. “One client has a wine collection and the divorcing spouse has a party and the wine is all gone. The horse always dies. The jewelry gets sold, even though I wonder if he or she actually sold it. We never really know.”

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