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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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    J. Tory Thibaudeau

    Family Lawyer

    As a trained mediator and registered collaborative family lawyer, Tory believes that family disputes are best solved through the use of cooperative, non-adversarial means when possible, but she is also a strong advocate in court and appears in both the Alberta Court of Justice and the Court of King’s Bench.

    Whether mediating, acting for clients as a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, or litigating, Tory works hard to obtain practical, client focused, and effective results by minimizing unnecessary conflicts, communicating regularly, ensuring clients understand their legal rights, and analyzing options to ensure the best possible solutions are achieved.…

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    Rhyannon O’Heron

    Family Lawyer

    Rhyannon was called to the bar and joined the firm in 2014. She is aware that family law matters can be painful and trying. Her goal is to provide her clients with the competent and compassionate legal guidance needed to help manage their emotions and effectively resolve their family law matters through negotiation, settlement, and when necessary litigation.…

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    James Bird

    Jim is a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer. Jim has extensive training in mediation and alternative dispute resolution strategies and applies those skills when helping clients resolve matters outside of Court. For his family law clients, Jim’s experience has taught that with the assistance of the right counsel and other professionals through the Collaborative Family Law process, most matters can be resolved with better outcomes and greater client satisfaction than through the traditional Court route.…

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    Paula Kinoshita

    I come to law as a second career. My background is in education. I was first a junior high teacher and then a college instructor, teaching literature, grammar, and writing. Now, I work hard to educate my clients so that they better understand their rights and obligations upon family breakdown.

    I also come to law with a family of my own.…

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    Sarah Dargatz

    Family Lawyer

    Sarah Dargatz is a partner at Latitude Family Law LLP and practices exclusively in the area of family law.   She graduated from the University of Alberta Law School in 2008 and was called to the Alberta bar in July 2009.  She practiced at the Family Law Office, a program of Legal Aid Alberta, from 2010 to 2017.  …

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    Jessica Chapman

    Family Lawyer

    Jessica Chapman grew up in High Prairie, Alberta and completed all of her post-secondary education at the University of Alberta.  She was called to the bar in Alberta in 2004 after articling at a small firm in Stony Plain.   Jessica had a general practice until approximately 2008 when she decided to expand her family law practice. …

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    Wendy M. Phillips-Berard

    Family lawyer

    I assist people with many of the day-to-day legal issues facing families, including transitioning through a separation, planning for death or incapacity, and purchasing and selling family homes. I am very interested in helping people sort through the confusion and uncertainty around a major life change, in educating them about their legal rights and obligations and supporting them in finding a new path forward.…

    Dean Bergsma

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    Diane Ferrante

    Family Lawyer

    Diane is a partner at Duncan Craig LLP and has been involved in matters through mediation, collaborative divorce and within the court system through litigation addressing issues such as child support, decision-making, parenting time, mobility, division of property, and spousal and partner support claims.

    As a trained collaborative family lawyer, Diane actively engages with the collaborative team in every phase of the settlement process, taking on the roles of educator, advisor, and advocate for her clients.…

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    Andrea Remington

    I pursued a collaborative practice after more than a decade of litigating family matters through the courts, understanding that the court process is not in the best interests of families, particularly after resolution. Far too often, people needlessly spend time and money on the court process – time and money that could go to their families.…

     

    

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    Edmonton and area Collaborative Practice News and Information

    Avoid the “Prisoner’s Dilemma” in your separation

    James Samaroden | January 18, 2024

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a simple yet powerful thought experiment. Imagine two people, let’s call them Alice and Bob, who are accused of committing a crime together. They are arrested and placed in separate cells with no way to communicate.

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    Fair Settlement

    divorceseparationca | May 3, 2023

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    Neutral Financial Experts Save You Money

    James Samaroden | April 26, 2023

    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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