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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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Jessica Chapman

Family LawyerFamily Law Office, a business unit of Legal Aid Alberta
Address Revillon Building 300, 10320 102 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T5J4A1 CanadaPhone: (780) 415-9869


Jessica Chapman grew up in High Prairie, Alberta and completed all of her post-secondary education at the University of Alberta.  She was called to the bar in Alberta in 2004 after articling at a small firm in Stony Plain.   Jessica had a general practice until approximately 2008 when she decided to expand her family law practice.  Since that time, the bulk of her practice has been family law.  In 2010 Jessica completed the required qualifications to join the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton) and has remained a member since that time.

In 2017 Jessica moved from the firm in Stony Plain to the Family Law Office of Legal Aid Alberta in Edmonton.  She currently practices in the areas of family law, child welfare, and collaborative family law.  Jessica is also part of the Edmonton Emergency Protection Order Program.  Jessica strongly believes that access to the collaborative process should be available, regardless of income level.

Jessica also likes camping, hiking, reading, and animals (especially dogs, cats and horses).


Jessica’s main area of practice is assisting clients who face difficult family issues, including divorce, custody, access, mobility, child support, spousal support, division of matrimonial property, adoption, and child welfare. An expanding area of Jessica’s practice is mediation and collaborative family law,.

Jessica is very active in the tri-municipal community, having worked with community organizations in the Stony Plain and Spruce Grove communities since 2003. She is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Parkland After Dark, and a Director of the Simon Poultney Foundation. She has also served on the organizing committee for the Rotary Run for Life since 2005. Jessica was also awarded the 2009 Rotarian of the Year award. Jessica has previously volunteered her time to participate in the MS Bike Tour and Big Brothers Big Sisters Edmonton.

Jessica enjoys being active, and spends much of her spare time camping, hiking, and biking. Jessica is a former member of the University of Alberta Wrestling team. She can often be found enjoying time with her animals (2 dogs and a cat). Jessica is also interested in scrapbooking, card-making, literature and reality television.

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