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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 mental health therapist for counselling services and a collaborative divorce coach. Yet another couple may just need a family law lawyer who knows how to help a couple through a collaborative divorce.
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 was born and raised in central Alberta, growing up on the farm with 4 siblings and many pets. After graduating from Bentley High School, I left home and entered the working world, until, finding myself a single mother with two small children to support, I registered for and was accepted into the Arts program at the University of Alberta and after two years of undergraduate study, I applied for and was accepted into the Faculty of Law.
As a lawyer with now over 30 years experience in the area of family law and, as well, drawing on my own personal life experience, I want to assist families going through separation and divorce with the least stress possible – both financially and emotionally. When relationship breakdown is inevitable, with support and guidance almost everyone can resolve matters outside the court process, and create a go forward plan for division of property, parenting of children and support that will fit the unique circumstances of their family. As a founding member of the Collaborative Association of Professionals (Edmonton) since its formation 15 years ago, I continue to broaden the scope of my knowledge and expertise in dispute resolution through training, seminars and of course hands on experience with the many families I have worked with over the course of my practice.
I welcome the opportunity to provide information on family law and dispute resolution processes.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my kids, grandkids and all my family (my definition of family is inclusive – ask me about it sometime!); riding my bike as often as possible including to the office; and planning the next travel adventure.
So you are married or living together and one of you owns a property, and you are thinking about putting it in joint names. Tread carefully, this can be a minefield.
In my meetings with divorce and common law separation clients I observe that there are typically many divorces occurring at the same time for any one family experiencing separation.
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