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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.
Meet Paul Govenlock, a Collaborative Family Lawyer with an expertise in Interest Based Negotiations and a strong interest in understanding human stories and problem solving complex issues.
Paul is a regular guy with a strong sense for equity, fairness and the central issues that matter most in his clients’ lives. His commitment to minimizing the emotional, social and economic consequences of divorce ensures that his clients’ needs are prioritized from the very first meeting to the last.
Paul was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 2012 after completing an Undergrad in Psychology at the University of Lethbridge and a Bachelor of Law at the University of Alberta. His experience practicing employment law, general litigation and real-estate law from 2012 to 2015 provided him valuable insight into the court systems and trial processes. Having seen how the litigation system works, he was convinced there had to be a better way.
As an advocate trained to find creative solutions to everyday problems, Paul’s aim is to get to the root of his client’s legal needs. His focus is in creating outcomes that will preserve his clients’ family assets, protect their children and champion their rights, while using approaches which try to preserve important relationships for his clients.
Paul loves backcountry camping and jamming on his Marine Band harmonicas. He’s an avid outdoors enthusiast who appreciates the sense of freedom and self-determination one gets when living off of the land. He enjoys curling in the winter and biking in the summer. With a love for learning and engaging with his community, Paul cherishes his time as a “Big Brother”, volunteering at the Edmonton Community Legal Clinic and baking pies for his officemates. Paul is a mindful guy with an eye for relationship dynamics, equity, fairness and above all else, baking the pie big enough that everyone can have a slice.
This is Paul’s story. What’s yours?
When going through a Collaborative Family Law (CFL) process, it is important to have a team of professionals to support both parties in reaching a fair and equitable settlement. One key member of this team is the neutral financial professional.
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