Find a Collaborative Family Professional

Your search for Collaborative professionals, including family law lawyers, financial professionals, and family specialists, ends here

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.

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    Kirk Laird

    Family Lawyer

    Kirk believes that the Collaborative process gives control to the client in creating an agreement that works for them. He strives to work within the Collaborative process to reach resolutions that are more timely and cost-efficient than resolutions obtained through the court system.

    Kirk Graduated from the University of Alberta with a Juris Doctor in 2013.…

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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.…

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    Shannon K.C. Prithipaul

    I was a criminal defence litigator for 15 years before I started my collaborative practice in family law. While definitely not trial-shy, I am firmly convinced that court is not the best place to solve family law disputes. Children, parents, grandparents all may suffer harm when the couple’s dispute is not handled with sensitivity, respect and compassion.…

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    Alan Burant CPA, CA, CBV

    Financial professional

    Alan is President of both the valuation firm, Burant Valuation & Business Advisory Inc., and the accounting firm, Alan Burant CPA, CA, CBV Chartered Professional Accountant.  He has over 25 years’ experience in public accounting, including over 20 years focused on business valuation, legal support, financial modelling, financial advisory and transaction advisory mandates.

    Alan has provided professional valuation services for organizations in a diverse range of industries and for a variety of purposes.  …

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    Joanna Waldie

    Family Lawyer

    Joanna was raised in Olds, Alberta. Joanna’s passion for family law grew during her articles with Birdsell Grant LLP, where she gained experience in family law, as well as other areas of law including general civil litigation, estate litigation, employment law, wills, estates, residential real estate, as well as corporate and commercial law. This general background gives Joanna a solid knowledge base to assist family law clients, and a unique perspective on the legal issues touching family law.…

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    Linda L. Long Q.C.

    Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer

    Linda Long, Q.C. provides full-service collaborative divorce and mediation services, as well as offering family law consultations, assistance with negotiations, and divorce and family law coaching services for self represented clients who may not wish to retain legal counsel for all aspects of their cases. Her 32 years of combined legal and mediation experience, delivered by Linda with a practical, respectful and down to earth approach,  provides clients with confidence that their difficult matters are in good hands.…

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    Cameron W. Brinkman CPA, CA, CBV, ICD.D

    Cameron is a partner with Pisko Valuation Services Inc. in Edmonton, Alberta, a boutique firm experienced in providing business valuations, guideline income determinations, and other related services primarily in matters of family law.

    Cameron is an experienced professional, having worked almost exclusively in the area of business valuation and financial litigation support since 2005. Previously a partner with national professional services firm, Cameron has assisted clients who are planning corporate reorganizations; evaluating potential purchase and sale transactions; who have become involved in shareholder or tax disputes; and those who are preparing for succession.…

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    Pareza Kanji

    Family Lawyer

    Ms. Kanji is a lawyer with Kanji Law Office who has 10+ years’ experience in family law matters.   She brings a wealth of knowledge and empathy to your sensitive family law matter and is able to assist you in navigating through complex legal issues effectively.   Divorce is a stressful time in which having the appropriate professionals by your side is key to reaching a resolution that is satisfactory to you without having to go to court. …

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    Dr Anita Dorczak

    M.A., LL.B., Ph.D., CLP, PC, Cert. EM

    Practice governed by kindness and compassion

    Over 25 years of experience

    Fluent in 3 languages

    After many years of practice I became deeply disillusioned with the adversarial process which I view as ineffective, expensive and failing to respond to the idiosyncrasy of family conflict.

    My passion for peacemaking has taken me to teach and present on collaborative law in Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay and Panama and I will continue to promote this model of dispute resolution as more effective and less costly but most importantly best suited for family disputes.…

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    Christopher G. Taskey

    Family Lawyer

    Chris is a born and raised Edmontonian, graduated from the U of A law school in 1986 and has practiced in Edmonton since then with an emphasis on real estate and family law. Small west end firm. Focus is on Collaborative law. Free consultations available.

     

    

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    Edmonton and area Collaborative Practice News and Information

    Podcast: What is Collaborative Practice?

    Deanna Koebernick | June 25, 2019

    In early June 2019, I had the pleasure of participating in a podcast interview with Catherine Potter to discuss the concepts of Collaborative Practice.

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    Comfort in Finances

    Holly Brady | June 21, 2019

    The word finance evokes so many emotions in people that it can stop you in your tracks. Add in the word divorce and it becomes debilitating to a lot of people.  The basic fear of not knowing what the end result will be can create more havoc, conflict, time loss, and ultimately, higher costs to reach a resolution.

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    You are a person first – by Anna Priemaza

    ds_info | June 7, 2017

    The legal system is not designed for you, the individual. It’s designed for society as a whole.

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