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 person who is looking for the greatest long-term possibilities for the people I am trying to help. I understand that people who are going through a family issue are often facing the most difficult time of their lives, both emotionally and financially. Because the circumstances are so difficult, it is easy to get lost in the moment and forget about the future and what it has for us.
I work very hard to help balance my clients immediate goals with what they want their future to look like; to help them continue to look towards a day when life will have come back to a new normal and the sun is shining again.
I am a very straight forward communicator and will let you know what I think, and do so in a timely manner. While wishes and hopes are great things to have, the practicalities of life often intrude; especially in family legal issues. I will give you practical advice and tips on how to deal with the now, but also in hopes of helping you find the future you are looking to achieve.
I am a collaborative family lawyer and a practicing mediator. My association memberships include the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals, the Alberta Family Mediation Society, the Law Society of Alberta and the Canadian Bar Association. My academic credentials include a Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta, other various degrees from other Universities and Colleges, and I was a contributing author for the previous Family Law Practice Manual.
One thing to make very clear about myself is that I truly believe in the collaborative family law model as a better way to solve most family law disputes, especially where there are children. I will work diligently for you and provide you with the advice and tools needed to help you move forward.
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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