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Welcome Announcement

We are excited to announce that Barry J. Fisher and Cheryl L. Jakinovich have joined Capetola & Divins!

Barry J. Fisher

Since 1985, Barry J. Fisher’s has been exclusively limited to matrimonial and family law and appeals and he is recognized as one of the preeminent attorneys in his field. Whether the case is being litigated or negotiated, you want powerful legal representation. Barry’s extensive knowledge, coupled with his empathy and understanding, enables him to zealously represent them through all phases of their matter.  Barry can be hard-hitting as a litigator but also has the training and skills to help you successfully protect your rights and negotiate an amicable settlement.


Barry has an undergraduate degree in accounting and prior to practicing matrimonial and family law, he was a tax specialist with the international accounting firm of Deloitte, Haskins & Sells.  His accounting and tax background has been an invaluable asset when handling high net worth and complex financial cases.

In addition to being AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, he has also been honored in New York Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America.  For the past 25 years, Barry has been a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the most prestigious nationwide organization of matrimonial lawyers.  He has been an active member of the New York Chapter, having served as Vice-President, a member of the Board of Managers, a member of the Board of Examiners, and as Editor of their former publication, Matrimonial Law Journal, which was sent to Fellows and judges throughout New York State.

Barry has also served as Chair of the Appellate Practice and Matrimonial Law committees of the Nassau County Bar Association and was a member of its Board of Directors.  For several years, he also served as an Editor of the Matrimonial Law Committee’s publication, Recent Decisions in Matrimonial Law.  For 30 years, Barry has also been a member of the Family Law Section Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association. 

Cheryl L. Jakinovich

Cheryl L. Jakinovich passionately represents clients in all areas of matrimonial and family law, including custody, child support, parenting time, spousal support, equitable distribution, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and modification proceedings. She counsels clients in all aspects of their proceedings while considering each client’s specific needs and the unique circumstances of each case. Cheryl works with clients to get to the heart of what is most important to them.  While Cheryl utilizes her negotiation skills in every case to assist clients in avoiding prolonged litigation, she is prepared to vigorously litigate on behalf of clients when a settlement cannot be reached.

Cheryl earned her B.A. from St. John’s University and her J.D. from New York Law School.  She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association.  Cheryl has co-authored an article pertaining to appellate practice.

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