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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 help clients address 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 the client to develop positive stress management, goal setting, 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 and allows them to be their best self in a two household family.

Divorce Coaches can have an educational background in law, mental health, or finance.

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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Lorraine A. Stark

Family lawyerPeaceable SettlementsFamily Law & Mediation
Address #506, 14032 – 23 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T6R 3L6 CanadaPhone: 780-473-7703Fax: 780-468-3088Website: peaceablesettlements.com

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Lorraine’s attentive, skilled, calm and intuitive approach has helped many going through the pain and stress of separation and divorce to create satisfying, workable settlement agreements outside of court, bringing peace and closure to their conflict and renewed hope for their future.

She is a strong proponent of an interest based approach to meet client needs and those of their children. In a respectful manner, Lorraine empowers parties to create solutions that promote harmony, peace, and recovery, so that they can move forward with their lives.

An early pioneer in the development of collaborative family practice, Lorraine was at the grassroots table when the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton) was formed in 2001 and has specialized in this area of practice ever since. Already a family law lawyer with a mediation practice, the addition of collaborative law was a natural fit. Lorraine is past-Chair of this Association and has a long history of coaching interest based training courses. She is a Registered Family Mediator (AFMS), has certificates in Conflict Management and Parenting Coordination, and child consultant training. She obtained her law and family studies degrees from the University of Alberta, previously worked in social work with families in crisis and child protection, and has business owner experience. Her law and mediation practice also includes wills and estates.

Clients benefit from Lorraine’s extensive knowledge and experience to enable them to reach agreement on parenting arrangements, support, property, including complex asset division, family businesses and pensions. She understands that family law can also impact corporate and estate matters.

Lorraine’s clients are choosing a time and cost-effective settlement process which prefers to minimize negative effects of family break up on their children and each other, reduce stress from unresolved conflict, and eliminate delay and financial burden of protracted litigation. They prefer a process which, while taking into account their legal rights and obligations, enables them to custom tailor make agreements suited to their unique circumstances.

 

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