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Family conflict is the most difficult situations that most of us can face.  Whether it is conflict with your current spouse, your former spouse, your siblings and parents or your adult children, the disagreements can lead to stress that invades all aspects of your life.  These conflicts, when turned over to the legal system by contested divorce, post divorce litigation, probate or guardianship conflict all can result in costly escalation with limited positive outcomes.  My practice focuses on assisting parties to reach positive outcomes to such disagreements through mediation or collaborative legal representation.  These alternatives to normal litigation reduce the stress of conflict for everyone involved and are less expensive and take less time.  I have been a practicing attorney for over twenty years and have learned that these alternative dispute resolution techniques are often the best solution and an opportunity for all parties to achieve a win-win, rather than a judge imposing a solution that meets no ones needs.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 25%
    11 years
  2. Uncontested Divorce: 20%
  3. Divorce & Separation: 20%
  4. Family: 20%
  5. Marriage & Prenuptials: 15%


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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edward Brian Sobel

    Top drawer family attorney and mediator.


    Edward Sobel Family Attorney
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  • Christina L Adkins

    I highly recommend Sharon O’Day. Sharon truly cares about the clients and the families she represents. By providing her clients with different options to resolve their family law matters without the need to litigate she helps achieve her goal of helping families go through changes with minimal conflict and expense. In addition, Sharon has been a huge leader in expanding Collaborative Family Law in Manatee and Sarasota Counties and has been recognized by Next Generation Divorce for her success. Sharon is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Civil Mediator, is a Board Certified Family Lawyer, and has dedicated herself to help families move past their conflicts in a workable and amicable fashion.


    Christina Adkins Family Attorney
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Contact info

O'Day Resolutions

4205 St. Clair Dr.4105422004
Sarasota, FL, 34243


FLMember in Good Standing200009/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Marital & Family LawFlorida Bar Association2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Mediator, Parent Coordinator, Collaborative AttorneyO'Day Resolutions2012 - Present
Senior AttorneyKirk Pinkerton, PA2009 - 2012
Attorney / OwnerThe Law Office of Sharon O'Day2001 - 2009
Protection Officer / Head of Field OfficeOffice Of The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees1993 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Next Generation DivorceMarketing Chair2013 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationFamily Law Section Co-Chair2009 - Present
Florida Association for Women LawyersMember2002 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2002 - Present
Manatee County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Docket Sarasota County Bar AssociationFamily Law Legislative Update2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly MeetingElder Mediation & Family Conflict Resolution2014
FCPC Fall ConferenceCase Law Update2014
Sarasota County Bar Association ADR SectionVive La Difference: Gender & Negotiiations2013
Family Court Professional Collaborative Annual ConferenceFamily Case Law Update2013
EHDOC Annual ConferenceElder Mediation2013
Dispute Resolution ConfernceDiversity: Delights & Downfalls2013
Parental Responsibility: The Professional's ProspectiveLegal Aspects of Social Investigations in Florida2012