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Jacqueline M. Caputo

Associate

Jacqueline M. Caputo, Attorney

Jacqueline M. Caputo was admitted to the New York State Bar in January, 2004 and has concentrated on matrimonial law throughout the majority of her career. Jacqueline’s reputation, both as a skilled litigator but also as a very smart, highly regarded and excellent mediator brought her to the attention of two of the partners at Joseph Law Group, P.C. many years ago. Recognizing that her skills and core values aligned with those of the firm, the firm regularly referred mediations and collaborative matters to her and always received great feedback from those clients.

Jacqueline began her career at a general practice firm, where she remained until joining Joseph Law Group, P.C. It was during her early years at that firm when Jacqueline discovered her passion and talent for matrimonial law, and as a result, pioneered that firm’s entrance into this practice area. Her reputation and the results she obtained allowed her to quickly build that department so that before long, she handled nothing other than matrimonial and family law matters.

Although Jacqueline originally showed an interest in journalism, it was not until moving into law that she felt truly fulfilled in her career. Her interest in matrimonial law comes from her deep-seated desire to help families by minimizing much of the emotional trauma that often accompanies a litigated divorce. It is her unwavering belief that the ending of a marriage should be an opportunity for each of the parties to grow, to become happier and healthier. When there are children, and when appropriate, she believes divorce should be treated as a “reorganization of a family” rather than an opportunity to exact vengeance on one another or to “right the wrongs” of the past. To that
end, Jacqueline focuses her practice on mediation and collaborative recognizing that these methods can often help restore peace to families and provide a clear path for the future.

Jacqueline is the proud alumna of The College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University and continues to be involved as a volunteer for the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network. Jacqueline is a member of the New York State Bar Association and both the Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association and their Matrimonial Law Committees. She served as a founding member – the Associate Director of the Long Island Chapter – of the National Association of Divorce Professionals from 2017 to 2019 and remains an active member to date.

During her spare time, she loves to run, enjoy good cuisine, and travel. One of her favorite travel destinations with her family is their vacation home in Maine. It is there that they find peace and joy while kayaking, paddleboarding, and most importantly, spending time with one another. Being a wife and mother is Jacqueline’s greatest joy. She is a mom to 2 beautiful kids, Anthony, and Dominic.

Education:

  • Boston University School of Law, Juris Doctor (2003)
  • Boston University College of Communication, Master of Mass Communication (2003)
  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts (2000)

Awards:

  • “Outstanding Women in Law” award, granted by the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association – “Matrimonial Law Committee” & “Family Court Law &
    Procedure Committee”
  • Nassau County Women's Bar Association
  • Suffolk County Bar Association – Family Court & Matrimonial Law Committee
  • New York Family Law American Inns of Court
  • National Association of Divorce Professionals – Associate Director of the Long Island Chapter
    (2017-2019).
  • MEDIATION GROUP
    • NY State Council on Divorce Mediation
  • COLLABORATIVE GROUPS:
    • IACP: International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
    • NYACP: New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
    • LICDP: Long Island Collaborative Divorce Professionals

Relevant Training:

  • The Center for Mediation & Training in NYC – Basic Training, 40-hour course
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals – Basic Collaborative Interdisciplinary Training