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.
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.
In my experience, the best results are achieved when clients feel empowered to make their own choices, rather than leaving important decisions about their children, finances and future in the hands of a judge. I believe in the Collaborative Law process because it shifts the focus from winning a fight to solving a problem. It allows families work through their issues in a private forum with the assistance of professionals with one common goal: to find a resolution that addresses your specific needs, values and interests.
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.
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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