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This directory of Collaborative professionals in Edmonton and area provides the quickest and easiest way to find the qualified professionals you need to obtain a divorce or separation without going to court and needing to deal with all the associated costs and stress.

No two people will need the same support — you may need a collaboratively trained divorce lawyer and a financial planner, another couple may need a mental health therapist for counselling services and a collaborative divorce coach.  Yet another couple may just need a family law lawyer who knows how to help a couple through a collaborative divorce.

You have multiple search options (All, Family Lawyers, Financial Professionals, Family Specialists).   You can also search by Postal Code if you are interested in “finding a Collaborative  Professional in my area”, or by name and keyword.

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    Kirk Laird

    Family Lawyer

    Kirk believes that the Collaborative process gives control to the client in creating an agreement that works for them. He strives to work within the Collaborative process to reach resolutions that are more timely and cost-efficient than resolutions obtained through the court system.

    Kirk Graduated from the University of Alberta with a Juris Doctor in 2013.…

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    Kathy Drouin-Carey

    Family Lawyer

    Kathy is a bilingual (English/French) lawyer who is passionate about collaborative law and helping families. She knows that collaborative divorce is often less stressful than the court system, and children are better protected from conflict. Understanding people, their families, and personal circumstances plays an integral role in all aspects of her practice. With a strong background in customer service and business, and driven by a strong desire to help people, Kathy understands the importance of client engagement, open communication and accountability.…

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    Sharon M. Smith R.Psych.

    Family Specialist

    Sharon Smith is the Clinical Director of Creating Solutions Inc. with a long history in providing clinical supervision.  Ms. Smith founded Creating Solutions in 1997 to provide psychotherapeutic interventions for families, couples, individuals, youth and children experiencing interpersonal difficulties.  Sharon’s direct communication style is effective with clients who have been stuck in their interpersonal conflicts.  Ms.…

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    Catherine Spafford

    Family Lawyer

    I am a lawyer at Bruyer & Mackay LLP (formerly Gordon Zwaenepoel) where I practice exclusively in family law. I have worked as a litigator in Toronto and Edmonton, and have seen the devastating impact that divorce and separation can have on families, both psychologically and financially. As a lawyer, my role is to help my clients mitigate that impact by providing practical advice and crafting long-term solutions that allow them to move forward with dignity.…

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    Loreen P. Brenneis

    Family lawyer

    Loreen graduated in 1995 from the University of Alberta and received her Bachelor of Laws with Distinction. Loreen began practicing in the area of family law when she joined Robinson and Company in Spruce Grove in 1996.

    Separation and divorce is an emotional time for the whole family. Loreen works with individuals in the most efficient way to reduce the financial and emotional stresses during their separation.…

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    Wendy M. Phillips-Berard

    Family lawyer

    I assist people with many of the day-to-day legal issues facing families, including transitioning through a separation, planning for death or incapacity, and purchasing and selling family homes. I am very interested in helping people sort through the confusion and uncertainty around a major life change, in educating them about their legal rights and obligations and supporting them in finding a new path forward.…

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    Holly Brady CFP, CDFA, CFDS

    Financial professional

    Holly is a Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist™ and a Certified Financial Planner® professional with over 20 years of experience.  Holly works closely with her clients to help them find a financially fair agreement during a time where they are feeling financially scared or intimidated and emotionally exhausted. Her expertise and guidance ensures your financial interests, tax adjustments, pension legislation, and your future financial outcome is taken into consideration.…

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    Crystal Hawryluk CPA, CGA, CBV, CFE

    Financial professional

    Crystal has over fifteen years of experience providing business valuation and litigation support services and has been providing financial neutral services in collaborative family law matters since 2012. As a financial neutral, Crystal can be retained as part of a collaborative divorce and typically assists with providing objective financial expertise including business valuations, guideline income reports and matrimonial property statements.…

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    Lynn Hutchinson M.C., RSW, R. Psych.3163p

    Family Specialist

    Lynn is a Parenting Expert, Registered Social Worker and Provisional Psychologist who has worked with families, parents and children for over 20 years. She has completed her Masters of Counseling Program at City University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. Her role is to actively work with parents in an attempt to increase cooperation, facilitate a change in the relationship, and meet the emotional needs of the family.…

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    Danielle Collins

    Family Lawyer

    Danielle Collins is a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP and she practices exclusively in the area of family law. She has experience in matters involving parenting time, mobility, support, division of property claims, child protection, and representation of children and youth.

    Danielle graduated from the faculty of law at the University of Alberta in 2011 and became a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 2012.…

     

    

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    Edmonton and area Collaborative Practice News and Information

    Cohabiting/Married Partners and Joint Property

    Jack Hauptman | April 13, 2021

    So you are married or living together and one of you owns a property, and you are thinking about putting it in joint names. Tread carefully, this can be a minefield.

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    The three divorces

    Linda Long | June 5, 2020

    In my meetings with divorce and common law separation clients I observe that there are typically many divorces occurring at the same time for any one family experiencing separation.

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    Family violence during COVID-19

    Jessica Chapman | May 29, 2020

    Download the government of Alberta’s factsheet on Family violence during COVID-19

    Family Violence Info Line Call 310-1818. Available 24/7 in over 170 languages.

    Chat online with the info line at alberta.ca/SafetyChat, available daily from 8 AM to 8 PM in English.

    For more info, visit alberta.ca/family-violence-prevention.

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