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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 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.

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James Bird

KMSC Law LLP
Address 1810, 10303 Jasper Avenue Edmonton AB T5J 3N6 Phone: 1-888-531-7771Website: https://kmsc.ca/

Bio

Jim is a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer. Jim has extensive training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution strategies and applies those skills when helping clients resolve matters outside of Court. For his family law clients, Jim’s experience has taught that with the assistance of the right counsel and other professionals through the Collaborative Family Law process, most matters can be resolved with better outcomes and greater client satisfaction than through the traditional Court route. Jim also offers mediation services to separating couples by acting not as their lawyer, but as a neutral facilitator to help the parties reach a mutually agreeable resolution. The parties who attend mediation are encouraged to obtain their own independent legal advice before, during, or after the mediation to confirm their agreement.

 

Jim’s common-sense approach to advocacy and resolving disputes has earned him the respect of colleagues and opponents and has produced favourable results for his clients.

 

In addition to private practice, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife and their three young sons enjoying the outdoors, travelling, and having new adventures.

 

Jim also speaks French and Tagalog, which he learned while volunteering in the Philippines from 2002 to 2004.

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