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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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