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.
Jack has been a lawyer for over 40 years. He is one of the most senior family law lawyers and mediators in Edmonton.
During his career Jack has obtained experience in many areas of the law including family law, civil and criminal litigation, real estate transactions, corporate matters and employment issues. Since 1990 Jack has concentrated his practice on the area of family law, and since 2002 in the area of Collaborative Divorce and Mediation.
Jack’s broad experience, training, and expertise sees him working with clients who are most often business owners, executives, professionals, senior employees and retirees who are going through a separation or divorce. Jack works in the Collaborative model along with other Collaboratively trained professionals to avoid litigation and create unique settlements by using interest based negotiation. Jack’s practice also involves advising on and the preparation of Prenuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements.
Jack is actively involved in the education of young lawyers, and the continuing education of lawyers. He has presented papers to the legal profession on a variety of family law topics. He has been a family law speaker at many public forums, taught the Parenting after Separation Seminar for ten years and was a Child Support Resolution Officer for eight years.
Jack has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton) for 6 years, and continues to be an active committee member.
In his spare time Jack enjoys his grandchildren, travel, curling, photography and woodworking. He has had Edmonton Elks Season Tickets for over 40 years.
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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