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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.
I understand that when someone comes to talk to me, it is to deal with one of the most difficult situations they have ever faced. I know that the world seems off kilter and confusing, and the uncertainty of the future makes it more difficult to imagine solutions.
I’m excited to practice collaborative law because it places the ability to take control of these issues and challenges, squarely in the hands of my clients while they receive all the support and guidance they need.
I believe it is the greatest call of a lawyer to truly understand a client’s life and situation and to help that client find a solution. My greatest pleasure is for clients to regain their footing and be capable of moving forward, while leaving behind the negativity, and eventually the pain, by a resolution they have participated in and are satisfied with.
In addition to being a lawyer, I’ve been a musician for more than 25 years, playing all styles of music (but mostly jazz and classical) with all kinds of “musical collaborators”. I also spent 15 years at MacEwan University as a music educator. For a time I followed my interests in specialty coffee and food, spending time building a small business before beginning practice as a lawyer.
I’m the father of two energetic and curious children and have more than 75 in-laws to consider at holiday times. My family and I love to spend time outside, biking, hiking and skiing in the mountains. We also spend significant time practicing and teaching martial arts.
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.
Divorce is a challenging time that can be emotionally overwhelming for everyone involved. The process can become even more complicated when there are disputes over property, finances, and child custody. However…
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