Find a Collaborative Family Professional

Your search for Collaborative professionals, including family law lawyers, financial professionals, and family specialists, ends here

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 family specialist for counselling services and a divorce coach.  Yet another couple may just need a family law lawyer who knows how to help a couple through a collaborative divorce.

Divorce Coaches are licensed therapists who have specialized training in the area of divorce/separation. They help clients address intense emotional issues that often create barriers in settling disputes during this challenging time. They will assist the individual by providing them with resources, education, and information, while helping develop positive stress management, effective communication, and conflict-resolution skills. Divorce Coaches can also assist with clarifying the individual’s needs, interests, and concerns to prepare them to advocate for themselves in team meetings. This keeps the process moving forward, but also supports the development of long-term healthy coping as the family continues to live in two-households.

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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    Owen J. Kirkaldy

    Family lawyer

    After completing his Undergraduate degree in History and Political Science at the University of Calgary and his Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws at the University of Alberta, Owen has been practicing in the area of family law for over a decade.  In that time, he has come to realize that traditional litigation is the least effective and efficient process to resolve family disputes.  …

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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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    Catherine M. Zrymiak

    Family lawyer

    Having a lawyer by your side as you go through a divorce is the fairway. Divorce is a change and I help you plan that change. You are each experts of your own family, children, income and finances.  You should be an informed decision-maker with your spouse as you plan your future.  CFL is a kitchen table discussion with lawyers and other professionals present to help you make the best decisions for you and your children going forward.…

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    Joanna Waldie

    Family Lawyer

    Joanna was raised in Olds, Alberta. Joanna’s passion for family law grew during her articles with Birdsell Grant LLP, where she gained experience in family law, as well as other areas of law including general civil litigation, estate litigation, employment law, wills, estates, residential real estate, as well as corporate and commercial law. This general background gives Joanna a solid knowledge base to assist family law clients, and a unique perspective on the legal issues touching family law.…

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    Karim Mawani

    Family Lawyer

    Karim has been practicing law for 26 years. He came to Collaborative Practice after realizing that litigation left behind too many fractured families. Karim recognizes that Collaborative Practice allows his clients to keep their integrity and self-esteem as they prepare for a new phase of their lives. He is particularly concerned for the parent child-relationship: “You never stop being a parent, and the way you can parent your children now influences the relationships they will have for the rest of their lives.”

    Karim wants his clients to be able to form new relationships that are better and stronger and to successfully co-parent.…

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    Riley Gallant

    Family Lawyer

    Riley has been practicing law family law since 2009. Her professional life is dedicated to helping families navigate the issues that follow a relationship breakdown, including issues relating to parenting, finances and property division. Although Riley is an experienced litigator, she knows that going to court can be slow, stressful and costly. She believes that the best outcomes for families are achieved through a collaborative approach.…

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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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    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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    Dr Anita Dorczak, M.A, LL.B, PhD, CLP, PC, Cert. EM

    Family Lawyer

    Practice governed by kindness and compassion

    Over 25 years of experience

    Fluent in 3 languages

    After many years of practice I became deeply disillusioned with the adversarial process which I view as ineffective, expensive and failing to respond to the idiosyncrasy of family conflict.

    My passion for peacemaking has taken me to teach and present on collaborative law in Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Panama and I will continue to promote this model of dispute resolution as more effective and less costly but most importantly best suited for family disputes.…

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    Sarah Dargatz

    Family Lawyer

    Sarah Dargatz is a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP and practices exclusively in the area of family law.   She graduated from the University of Alberta Law School in 2008 and was called to the Alberta bar in July 2009.  She practiced at the Family Law Office, a program of Legal Aid Alberta, from 2010 to 2017.  …

     

    

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