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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 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.
Yoko Azumaya obtained her Law Degree from the University of Alberta in 2007 after achieving a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and a second Master’s Degree in Psychiatry. A career path in law seemed to be the obvious choice as it is a profession that combines both analytical skills and a passion for customer service.
Yoko has focused her practice in Family Law, dealing with issues affecting both married and unmarried couples, including divorce, parenting, support, and division of property issues.…
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.…
I work with clients who want to minimize the destruction of divorce. Many of my clients are business owners or farmers who want to continue operating their business or farm following the divorce. I help divorcing and separating clients to structure a settlement in a way that allows them to protect what is important, including their children, business or farm.…
Family Law and Wills & Estates Lawyer
While I have successfully litigated a number of family law matters, I firmly believe that the Collaborative method helps families maintain better relationships as they move forward with the rest of their lives, primarily because the spouses have the flexibility to choose the outcome which works best for their family, and for each of them individually, in an open and respectful environment. …
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.…
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.…
I come to law as a second career. My background is in education. I was first a junior high teacher and then a college instructor, teaching literature, grammar, and writing. Now, I work hard to educate my clients so that they better understand their rights and obligations upon family breakdown.
I also come to law with a family of my own.…
I pursued a collaborative practice after more than a decade of litigating family matters through the courts, understanding that the court process is not in the best interests of families, particularly after resolution. Far too often, people needlessly spend time and money on the court process – time and money that could go to their families.…
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.…
Kate understands that navigating a family breakdown may be the hardest moments that you will face in your lifetime. Kate is skilled, compassionate, ethical, and focused on moving you through it.
Kate brings to her family law practice a wealth of life experience, a passion for solving problems, and a belief that there is always a path to be found towards positive resolution.…
When going through a Collaborative Family Law (CFL) process, it is important to have a team of professionals to support both parties in reaching a fair and equitable settlement. One key member of this team is the neutral financial professional.
Divorce is a challenging time that can be emotionally overwhelming for everyone involved. The process can become even more complicated when there are disputes over property, finances, and child custody. However…
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