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 help clients address 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 the client to develop positive stress management, goal setting, 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 and allows them to be their best self in a two household family.

Divorce Coaches can have an educational background in law, mental health, or finance.

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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    Patricia E. Gay

    Family lawyer

    I was born and raised in central Alberta, growing up on the farm with 4 siblings and many pets. After graduating from Bentley High School, I left home and entered the working world, until, finding myself a single mother with two small children to support, I registered for and was accepted into the Arts program at the University of Alberta and after two years of undergraduate study, I applied for and was accepted into the Faculty of Law.…

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    Susan Lee

    After obtaining her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, Susan spent two years providing global humanitarian aid to people in South America, Central America, and Asia. She is motivated to help others, whatever their life circumstances are.

    Susan chose to focus her practice on Collaborative Family Law because she is passionate about helping people who are going through especially difficult and challenging times.…

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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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    Paula Kinoshita

    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.…

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    Samantha C. Huculak

    Family Lawyer

    Samantha completed her formal Collaborative training in 2017, however, has had broad exposure to the Collaborative Family Law process since beginning her articles in 2014. Samantha has been practicing family law under the guidance of Andrew Lawson, one of the lawyers involved in the 2001 initial training and Collaborative Divorce movement in the Edmonton area.

    Samantha has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench on numerous occasions, however, the focus of her practice is, whenever possible, to utilize interest-based negotiations and alternative dispute resolution techniques to help clients navigate the emotional, social, and financial impacts of separation and divorce.…

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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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    Jenna Rowe

    Family Lawyer

    Jenna graduated with distinction from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 and subsequently completed her articles as a judicial clerk at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Saskatchewan. In 2016, Jenna moved to Edmonton and was called to the Alberta Bar in August 2016. At that time, she commenced her practice in family law, which continues to be her area of focus today.…

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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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    Margaret Weir Andreassen

    Family lawyer

    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.…

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    Mel Garbe

    Family Lawyer

    Mel is the founder of Lift Legal and is passionate about helping families in St. Albert and the Edmonton Area.  Having been in the role of a client himself, Mel has a keen understanding of how difficult and daunting the process of separation and divorce can be. He ensures that his approach to the collaborative family law process is not simply the application of a prescribed process but a well thought out approach to negotiation and problem solving that puts parties in the position to reach a fair agreement that successfully addresses their interests and enables them to effectively co-parent going forward.…

     

    

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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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