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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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Karim Mawani

Family LawyerThe Art and Science of Dispute Resolution
Address 129 Seneca Road Sherwood Park AB T8A 4G6 Phone: 780-410-1188Fax: 780-410-1640


Karim has been practicing law for 26 years. He came to Collaborative Practice after realizing that litigation left behind too many fractured families. Karim recognizes that Collaborative Practice allows his clients to keep their integrity and self-esteem as they prepare for a new phase of their lives. He is particularly concerned for the parent child-relationship: “You never stop being a parent, and the way you can parent your children now influences the relationships they will have for the rest of their lives.”

Karim wants his clients to be able to form new relationships that are better and stronger and to successfully co-parent. He believes that Collaborative Practice gives them communication skills that will help them create stronger relationships in the future. “It’s not that you argue, but how you find solutions to disagreements that really counts.”

Karim Mawani is convinced that Collaborative Practice maximizes the chance that children will have strong relationships with both parents and their extended families even after the parents’ relationship has ended. Having those relationships provides children with the solid foundation on which they can build strong relationships for themselves. He knows that life will always have its tough times but lives by the maxim, “When the going gets tough, the tough communicate. Listen, and understand before trying to find an answer.”

Available in the office include services from a graduate of the Grant MacEwan ASL/English Interpreter Program and an active member of the American Sign Language Interpreters Association (ASLIA) and the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC).

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