Deborah O Day Psy D

Dr. Day received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology and is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Certified Family Mediator. Dr. Day is in private practice with Psychological Affiliates, Inc., of Winter Park, Florida.

Collaborative Law for Divorce

Deborah O. Day, Psy.D - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Unfortunately, over half of all marriages in America will experience divorce. A traditional divorce requires both parties to go to court to dissolve the marriage, which is both emotionally and financially taxing. There are, however, new and alternative methods for divorce—one of them being Collaborative Law. Collaborative Law is a way for you and your partner to resolve disputes without going to court, with the assistance of trained professionals; this team includes lawyers and psychologists.

One of the most appealing aspects of Collaborative Law is that the whole settlement is negotiated upon until it is mutually agreeable, without having the court involved. Before the process begins, both parties agree that they will not go to court, as well as commit to being completely open with information. Throughout the process, several meetings take place between the parties and their lawyers in order to reach a settlement.


Throughout the Collaborative Law process, you are extremely supported—not only by lawyers, but also by psychologists who remain neutral during this time. The psychologists are involved during negotiations to help the couple manage their emotions, reactions, and stress during this time. Emotions will arise during the negotiations of the divorce, but with counseling from the psychologists, they may not be as severe as they would be without it. 


Our team at Psychological Affiliates understands that divorce is a difficult situation to be in for every person involved, which is why we provide support to you and your family. It is important for us that you and your spouse are able to successfully reach a settlement, but recognize that emotions can be a barrier for this. For all of your Orlando Collaborative Law for Divorce needs, our team at Psychological Affiliates is ready to work with you.

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