As a family law attorney, Ms. Kapitko is dedicated to helping her clients and their families through some of the most tumultuous times in their lives.
Ms. Kapitko was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey in 2017. She received her Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law in 2017, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Binghamton University in 2013. While attending Syracuse University College of Law, Ms. Kapitko was a student attorney for the Criminal Defense Legal Clinic which provided free legal services for individuals charged with misdemeanors and violations, and she volunteered with the Volunteer Lawyers Project of Onondaga County which held legal open houses for individuals to discuss legal problems with licensed attorneys at no cost.
Prior to joining Simon, O’Brien & Knapp, Ms. Kapitko worked at a boutique family law firm in Mendham, New Jersey, and served as a law clerk to the Honorable James M. DeMarzo, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Part, in Morris County from 2017 to 2018. Ms. Kapitko also interned for the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office in the Appellate Unit and in the Major Crimes Unit in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Ms. Kapitko is a member of the Morris County Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association, and belongs to several subsections of each including the Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Divisions Section, and Women in the Professional Section. She is also a participating attorney with the Morris/Sussex Reduced Fee Referral Program which is a program available to litigants in Morris and Sussex Counties who do not qualify for legal services and/or the Public Defender but who cannot otherwise afford to hire an attorney. Ms. Kapitko’s involvement also extends beyond the legal realm, as she is a former board member on the Board of Education for the North Warren Regional School District in Warren County, New Jersey.
Ms. Kapitko’s practice of law is devoted primarily to family law, handling legal matters that involve divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, the division of assets, post-judgment applications, and related issues. Her practice also extends to basic estate planning needs such as simple wills, Powers of Attorney, and Living Wills/Healthcare Directives.