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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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    Stephen Harfield

    I believe in being soft on the people, and hard on the problems The best results in negotiation should aim for win-win.

    I graduated from Law School at the University of Alberta in 2010. I have practiced in both urban and rural environments, and have experience in handling various kinds of family and civil matters. I have been to all levels of court in Alberta, but prefer to use the process best suited for the people and the problems.…

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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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    Kimberley E. McBain Butz

    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.…

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    Amanda Baretta

    Amanda Baretta graduated from the University of Alberta Law School in 2011, articled with Legal Aid Alberta and Cochard Johnson, and was called to the bar in 2012. She has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since this time and is currently a partner at Latitude Family Law, a firm which she co-founded with four other family law practitioners in 2017.…

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    Melissa Bourgeois

    Family Lawyer

    Interested in legally uncoupling but unsure as to how to go about it?

    Know that your relationship has come to an end but afraid of what it all means?

    Legal separation or divorce is no easy process. It comes with many complex emotions, including a large amount of fear and grief.

    What you may not realize though, is that it is also a unique opportunity for you to recreate a new life for yourself that is filled with self-empowerment, joy and peace.…

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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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    Lesley Kroeker LLB, BSCN

    Family Lawyer

    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.…

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    James K. Taylor

    Family Lawyer

    I am a person who is looking for the greatest long-term possibilities for the people I am trying to help. I understand that people who are going through a family issue are often facing the most difficult time of their lives, both emotionally and financially. Because the circumstances are so difficult, it is easy to get lost in the moment and forget about the future and what it has for us.…

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    Andrew J. Lawson

    Family Lawyer

    Andrew was part of the 2001 initial training and Collaborative Divorce movement in the Edmonton area and has continued to utilize the Collaborative Family Law process with select clients.

    Andrew has 29 years of experience at all levels of the Alberta court system but believes that the interest based negotiation and problem solving ability of the Collaborative Family Law process is preferred to minimize the emotional, social, and economic consequences of divorce.…

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    Shannon Gunn Emery

    Family Lawyer

    I was a criminal defence litigator for 15 years before I started my collaborative practice in family law. While definitely not trial-shy, I am firmly convinced that court is not the best place to solve family law disputes. Children, parents, grandparents all may suffer harm when the couple’s dispute is not handled with sensitivity, respect and compassion.…

     

    

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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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