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I am Florida Board Certified in Marital and Family Law. Board certification recognizes an attorneysâ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in Family Law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Less than 7% of attorneys in Florida have attained Board Certified status. As a Board Certified Attorney I have represented clients in all aspects of Marital and Family Law. In 2012 I made the professional decision to limit my practice to assisting clients in resolving their divorce or other family matter without litigation.
I received my Supreme Court Certified Family Mediation in 2006. This requires additional training in conflict resolution, communication and mediation skills. As a mediator I work with the parties as a neutral facilitator to help them reach a resolution to their case without litigation. I have worked with hundreds of families through the mediation process. Mediation allows the parties to keep control over the decisions that will affect their family.
I have also completed special training in Collaborative Law. This is a fairly new form of conflict resolution. While the process is more formal than mediation, it is appropriate for many families that have more complicated issues or who have more difficulty in reaching an agreement. For Collaborative Law each party has their own trained attorney to represent them and the attorneys and the parties all sign an agreement to resolve the case without litigation. The attorneys are committed to the process because they will not continue to represent a client if the parties terminate the collaborative process. This allows the attorneys to focus all of their professional energies on finding resolution to the case without litigation. The attorneys and parties also work with a neutral mental health expert to develop appropriate parenting plans and resolve parenting issues. If necessary the team will also work with a neutral financial professional to address financial issues in the case. This team approach actually lowers the overall cost of the case as there is no court battle with each side presenting their own experts to influence the court.
I am also a Qualified Parenting Coordinator. In this capacity I work with High Conflict Parents to help them understand the impact of conflict on their minor children. In the Parenting Coordination process I work with the parents to learn better communication and conflict resolution skills. I also introduce resources to help the parties co-parent their children without conflict. I know that it is conflict and not the actual divorce that causes trauma and stress for minor children. I help the families lower the conflict and therefore have better outcomes for the children.
O'Day Resolutions is committed to assisting families find ways to transition through divorce or separation without litigation.
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