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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.
I work with clients who want to minimize the destruction of divorce. Many of my clients are business owners or farmers who want to continue operating their business or farm following the divorce. I help divorcing and separating clients to structure a settlement in a way that allows them to protect what is important, including their children, business or farm. While I am experienced in all aspects of family law, a particular area of strength and interest is in tax planning, business valuation and property division.
I limit the number of files I take so that I am able to commit the time and energy required to meet and communicate with my clients and other professionals hired to consult on the file, to achieve the best possible outcome in a reasonable period of time. Having worked as a family lawyer for about 15 years, I have seen how inefficient and time consuming the adversarial litigation process is and recommend Collaborative Law when the situation is appropriate. For those cases that are not a good fit for Collaborative Law, I approach litigation as efficiently as possible.
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.
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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