Experienced Family Law Counsel

Deborah A. Cook

Deborah A. Cook

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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 a ten-year period raising three children and caring for my way too young dying parents, I decided to go to law school after all the children were in college. 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 cannot tell you only what you want to hear. I must hear what you want and guide you through the statutes and laws of the state of Florida. I work hard for my clients in an effort to restore balance and happiness in their lives.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Paternity
  • Modification
  • Mediation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Same Sex Divorce


  • Florida A&M University College of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
    • MSW
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Clinical Social Work

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010


  • Pi Beta Phi

Professional Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, Present
  • The Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, Member, Present
  • Family Law Commmittee, Committee Member, Present
  • Family Inn of Court, Member, Present
  • Guardian Ad Litem, Present
  • Social Investigator, Present
  • Parenting Coordinator, Present

Pro-Bono Activities

  • OCBA Lawyer Referral Serices
  • Legal Aid

Past Positions

  • Court Diagnositc and Treatment Center, Clinical Social Worker, 1975 to 1985
  • Catholic Social Services, 1985 to 1995