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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.
Meet Paul Govenlock, a Collaborative Family Lawyer with an expertise in Interest Based Negotiations and a strong interest in understanding human stories and problem solving complex issues.
Paul is a regular guy with a strong sense for equity, fairness and the central issues that matter most in his clients’ lives. His commitment to minimizing the emotional, social and economic consequences of divorce ensures that his clients’ needs are prioritized from the very first meeting to the last.…
I understand that when someone comes to talk to me, it is to deal with one of the most difficult situations they have ever faced. I know that the world seems off kilter and confusing, and the uncertainty of the future makes it more difficult to imagine solutions.
I’m excited to practice collaborative law because it places the ability to take control of these issues and challenges, squarely in the hands of my clients while they receive all the support and guidance they need.…
Lorraine’s attentive, skilled, calm and intuitive approach has helped many going through the pain and stress of separation and divorce to create satisfying, workable settlement agreements outside of court, bringing peace and closure to their conflict and renewed hope for their future.
She is a strong proponent of an interest based approach to meet client needs and those of their children.…
As a lawyer with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of family law, Lesley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the collaborative process. Lesley is proficient at handling complex claims in the areas of division of matrimonial property, child support, spousal support, child custody and claims between common law couples.
As a collaborative professional, Lesley’s focus is on achieving practical, timely and cost-effective solutions for her clients.…
I have been assisting individuals and families with resolving issues arising as a result of family breakdowns for over 25 years, primarily in the Edmonton area but also briefly in Long Island, New York. I have been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1994, a member of the New York State Bar since 2001 and a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer since 2015.…
I’ve been a lawyer since 2008 and practicing exclusively in family law since 2010. Clients are happier, have greater peace of mind and have resolutions that are more long-lasting when they come up with an agreement outside of Court. Collaborative practice is an innovative way to approach divorce and separation and it greatly benefits families.
If you’re separating from your partner, whether married or not, you already know it’s stressful.…
Michelle began her legal education and career in Dublin, Ireland where she was born and raised. Since moving to Canada in 2013, Michelle and her family have called Edmonton their home.
Since being called to the Alberta bar in 2017, Michelle has primarily been involved on the litigation side of Family Law and Divorce and understands the emotional impact the litigation system can have on families going through the process, not to mention the high costs and long delays.…
Margaret enjoys working with her clients to resolve their issues in a timely and respectful fashion. Her goal is to provide practical, knowledgeable and compassionate guidance, and to help educate and empower her clients to make good decisions. Margaret is a rural practitioner with a focus on family law.
Margaret graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1981.…
Michelle graduated from the University of Alberta law school and was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2005. Michelle has practiced family law since 2005 and has extensive experience in Court and in Collaborative Family Law. Michelle is in the process of extending her practice to include mediations and arbitrations so that she can provide more options to people who wish to resolve disputes without Court.…
Jessica Chapman grew up in High Prairie, Alberta and completed all of her post-secondary education at the University of Alberta. She was called to the bar in Alberta in 2004 after articling at a small firm in Stony Plain. Jessica had a general practice until approximately 2008 when she decided to expand her family law practice. …
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.
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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