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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 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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    Sharon M. Smith R.Psych.

    Family Specialist

    Sharon Smith is the Clinical Director of Creating Solutions Inc. with a long history in providing clinical supervision.  Ms. Smith founded Creating Solutions in 1997 to provide psychotherapeutic interventions for families, couples, individuals, youth and children experiencing interpersonal difficulties.  Sharon’s direct communication style is effective with clients who have been stuck in their interpersonal conflicts.  Ms.…

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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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    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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    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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    Brandi Smith R.Psych.

    Family Specialist

    Brandi Smith is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta and a member in good standing of the Psychologist Association of Alberta and American Psychological Association. She is experienced in providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Ms. Smith’s nurturing therapy style works well with children, teens, and those adults experiencing distress specifically in the area of attachment and relationship.…

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    James Samaroden R.A.

    Family lawyer

    James has practiced family law in Edmonton since 2009. His approach is to ensure clients consider every factor when considering their options. There are emotional stresses, relationships with friends and family, financial impacts, and long term effects that he believes clients should consider before agreeing to a settlement. Sometimes people need to be reminded to think about all the issues because they get focused on what is most important to them.…

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    Lorraine A. Stark

    Family lawyer

    Lorraine’s attentive, skilled, calm and intuitive approach has helped many going through the pain and stress of separation and divorce to create satisfying, workable settlement agreements outside of court, bringing peace and closure to their conflict and renewed hope for their future.

    She is a strong proponent of an interest based approach to meet client needs and those of their children.…

     

    

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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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