Deborah A. Cook
My life-long passion is families. As a Marriage and Family counselor, I have provided help to families in conflict for over thirty years. After spending time raising my children and caring for ailing parents, I decided to go to law school. I transferred my talents helping families to the exclusive practice of Family Law Matters.
I love helping people become self-assured and take control of their life. I am an excellent listener and straight forward communicator- maybe too straight forward at times. I work hard for my clients in an effort to restore balance and happiness in their lives.
In matters of Divorce
Although I love the organizational skills to take a case to trial, it is my preferred practice to help my clients resolve issues before relying on the court to decide their family’s fate. This is why I believe in the Collaborative process. As a skilled legal counselor and licensed mediator, I understand and appreciate the importance for my client to have the power to determine his/her own future.
I have successfully completed Collaborative Divorces with couples on a flat fee, specific time basis, which can be an attractive plan to couples who are concerned about the cost of including collaborative professions.
I have always been an active member of the Central Florida community. I grew up here. I have perfected the art of being a professional volunteer and provided countless hours to organizations such as the Orange County Public Schools, Episcopal Counseling Center, College Park Neighborhood Association, Boy Scouts of America and Citrus Counsel for Girl Scouting. Currently, I focus the majority of my time practicing law because it is as much a hobby as it is a job to me. I am a member of Orange County Bar Association, Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Orange County Bar Lawyer Referral Committee, Family Inn of Court and the Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida. I participate in many leadership roles in these organizations.