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Janet Fashakin

  • Immigration Law, Divorce, Family Law ...
  • New York
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Janet Fashakin is a seasoned attorney of over two decades, a journey that started in West Africa in 1990. She received her bachelors in law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, She proceeded to receive her Masters in Law from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. She obtained a doctorate degree in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University in Baltimore, USA, where her dissertation focuses on the "Challenges faced by the African American Women upon their release from Prison."
Bar Admissions: The Supreme Court of Nigeria;
The Supreme Court of New York State 2nd Judicial Departments,
The District Court of the Eastern District of New York ,
The District Court of the Southern District of New York and
The Supreme Court of USA.
A licensed Registered Nurse of Nigeria, UK & New York State
A Certified Public Administrator of USA.

Guardian Ad Litem for the State of NY to represent the interest of the unknowns and the Incapacitated in Probate matters.
Small Claims Court Arbitrator.

Recognized member of Stratford’s "Who's Who."
Top 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction Award by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
American Bar Association,
The New York Bar Association,
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,
The Women Bar Association of New York and many others.

Socio-Cultural/ Grass-root Involvements:
Founder & Global Director, Ijesa Ladies Union (I.L.U) International, a non for profit organization that focuses attention on the plight of the less widows privileged women of Ijesaland and their under aged kids.
National Women Leader, Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) North America
Founder, Macedonia Project for the care of the Poor Widows and their Orphan kids of CAC.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Foreclosure Defense
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Theft
  • Free Consultation
    I give free consultation of up to 10 minutes, after that it is $100 per hour. We also take certain complex cases on contingency.
  • Contingent Fees
    Most contingency fees are by law and set at 33% of the money recovered. If nothing is recovered, nothing is due the attorney.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Yoruba: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Small Claims Arbitrators
New York State Courts Administration
I adjudicate on simple and complex matters of all sorts of cases where the parties both agree to see me.
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
LL.M. (2005) | Law
- present
Honors: Startford "Who's Who", 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Wladen University.
Activities: I mentor young law graduates, I am a Small Claim's Arbitrator and a Guardian Ad litem for the incapacitated and the Unknowns of New York State.
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Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
LL.B. (1990) | Law
Honors: Graduated with honors
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10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 3903994
- Current
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Articles & Publications
How to Start a Solo Practice
Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law (CJICL), 2005
Speaking Engagements
The ideal Women, Women Annual Event, CAC Baltimore,
CAC North America
I will be talking at this religious organization on "an ideal woman".
Public Administrators of USA
Walden University
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
FASHAKIN & ASSOCIATES, PC- Dr. Janet Fashakin, Ph.D.; Esq.
105-22 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11590
Telephone: (718) 441-6056
Cell: (646) 261-6030
Monday: 11 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday: 2 PM - 6 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: We work by appointments. Please call before coming to give you all the attention and privacy that your matter deserves.