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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 Hebert

Family lawyerBruyer MacKay
Address 104, 10611 – 98 Avenue Edmonton Alberta T5K 2P7 CanadaPhone: (780) 425-9777Fax: (780) 425-9779Website:


I am a lawyer, mediator and Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer in private practice with the firm of Gordon Zwaenepoel in Edmonton, Alberta. Since my admission to the Alberta bar in 1995, I have practiced solely family law with a focus on children.
Before private practice, I worked with Alberta Justice and the Family Law Office of Legal Aid, where I developed a depth of experience in family cases.  In private practice since 2010, I now am appointed by the court to represent children in high conflict custody cases, and other complex litigation relating to children.  I most enjoy assisting parents in mediation settings and in collaborative family law.

I have authored articles and presented locally and nationally on a range of issues relating to children’s participation in family cases, children rejecting a parent and parenting disputes. I also teach at the law faculty, and at the National Judicial Institute.

I am also active with the Canadian Bar Association locally and nationally, as past Chair of the National Legal Aid Liaison Committee, member of the National Access to Justice Committee and Past Chair of the National Family Section of the CBA in 2014/15.  I helped draft Reaching Equal Justice released by the CBA in 2013 and continue to participate in national working groups aiming to achieve the access to justice goals set out in the report.

I was honored in 2014 as a recipient of the Women in Law Leadership Award and received my  Queen’s Counsel appointment in 2016.

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