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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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Patricia E. Gay

Family lawyer
Address 303C Ritchie Mill 10171 Saskatchewan Drive Edmonton Alberta T6E 4R5 CanadaPhone: (780) 437-2243Fax: 780-437-2243


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.


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