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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    Jeff Johnson

    Family Lawyer

    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.…

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    Rebecca M.J. Cuthbertson Hulst

    Family lawyer

    Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst is the Past Chair of both the CBA Family Section (North) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund [LEAF], she is an active volunteer with Toastmasters and the Edmonton Community Legal Centre [ECLC], and she is a Child Support Resolution Officer with the Province.  She has practiced Family Law since 2003 and Collaborative Family Law since 2010. …

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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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    Gordon H. Andreiuk, LL.B.

    Family lawyer

    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.…

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    Sandra Badejo

    Sandra has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association since 2010. She is an inactive member of the Nigerian Bar Association. Sandra works very hard for her clients and is able to quickly assess a file and give a client the “big picture” of what the client’s options may be.…

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    Cassandra Jackson

    Family Lawyer

    Cassandra Jackson completed her articles with a law firm in Edmonton, Alberta and became an associate lawyer with the firm in June 2017. She opened her firm, Brick & Mortar Law, in 2022. Through her experiences, Cassandra has taken a keen interest in Family Law and has found the work extremely rewarding and fulfilling. She believes that her obligation as a lawyer is to heal conflict and ensure that families are able to move forward in a stable and healthy manner.…

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    Pierre R. Boileau, Q.C.

    Family lawyer

    I am committed to assisting parties through a difficult time in their lives. I help clients navigate the many issues and choices that present themselves during this difficult transition. With my strong communication and negotiation skills, I collaborate with clients to help them achieve their goals based on satisfying their interests. Empowering clients to achieve the best possible outcome, consistent with their goals and objectives is my primary objective.…

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    Renn Spence

    Family Lawyer

    Renn Spence is a lawyer, mediator, and Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, whose practice focuses mainly on Family Law. Renn attended the University of Alberta for both his Undergraduate Degree and for law school. Renn articled at a large Canada wide firm in 2015, then worked for a boutique in the downtown area before moving to Verhaeghe Law in 2018.…

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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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    Russel Schmidt

    Family Lawyer

    Russel was called to the Bar in 2014. He began his career in Criminal Law and now practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. While he is comfortable in the courtroom, he is particularly adept at finding solutions for his clients outside of the court process. To that end he has recently expanded his practice to include Collaborative Family Law and Mediation because he recognizes that very often the best solutions to family conflict are those generated by the people directly involved.

     

    

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    Edmonton and area Collaborative Practice News and Information

    Avoid the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” in your separation

    James Samaroden | January 18, 2024

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a simple yet powerful thought experiment. Imagine two people, let’s call them Alice and Bob, who are accused of committing a crime together. They are arrested and placed in separate cells with no way to communicate.

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    Fair Settlement

    divorceseparationca | May 3, 2023

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    Neutral Financial Experts Save You Money

    James Samaroden | April 26, 2023

    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.

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