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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 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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    Russel Schmidt

    Russel was called to the Bar in 2014. He began his career in Criminal Law and now practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. While he is comfortable in the courtroom, he is particularly adept at finding solutions for his clients outside of the court process. To that end he has recently expanded his practice to include Collaborative Family Law and Mediation because he recognizes that very often the best solutions to family conflict are those generated by the people directly involved.

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    Sharon M. Smith R.Psych.

    Mental health professional/coach

    Sharon Smith is the Clinical Director of Creating Solutions Inc. with a long history in providing clinical supervision.  Ms. Smith founded Creating Solutions in 1997 to provide psychotherapeutic interventions for families, couples, individuals, youth and children experiencing interpersonal difficulties.  Sharon’s direct communication style is effective with clients who have been stuck in their interpersonal conflicts.  Ms.…

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    Margaret Weir Andreassen

    Family lawyer

    Margaret enjoys working with her clients to resolve their issues in a timely and respectful fashion. Her goal is to provide practical, knowledgeable and compassionate guidance, and to help educate and empower her clients to make good decisions. Margaret is a rural practitioner with a focus on family law.
    Margaret graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Laws Degree in 1981.…

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    Vincent Tong

    Family lawyer

    Vincent Tong was admitted to the Alberta Bar in September 2004.  Roughly half of his practice is family law, with the balance spread around general civil litigation, personal injury and wrongful death litigation, wills and estates, and real estate.  He obtained his BA (with distinction) in Political Science from the University of Alberta in 2000, spent a year on exchange at Royal Holloway College, University of London, and then graduated from the University of Alberta, Faulty of Law in 2003. …

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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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    Cathryn Hildebrandt Person

    Family lawyer

    Cathryn graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina. She has narrowed her practice to Family Law and is a registered Collaborative Family Lawyer. Cathryn is committed to her clients at all stages of the legal process- whether that involves the preparation of property contracts at the beginning of a relationship or the settlement of custody, support and property during a separation.…

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    Sid Kobewka

    Family lawyer

    35 years ago I decided to pursue a career in law because I felt that practising law would give me greater opportunity to help people in meaningful ways and provide me with direct feedback about whether my help was effective.  Practising law has been has been engaging, challenging and rewarding.  I have had the opportunity to help people at times when they have significant difficulties and are in great need of help.…

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    Rebecca M.J. Cuthbertson Hulst

    Family lawyer

    Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst has practiced Family Law since 2003 and Collaborative Family Law since 2010.  Her focus is on the children; she is a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, a Child-Inclusive Mediator and an Independent Legal Counsel for Children.

    On December 1, 2018, Rebecca joined the Collaborative Family Law team at Gunn Law Group. …

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    Owen J. Kirkaldy

    Collaborative Family lawyer

    After completing his Undergraduate degree in History and Political Science at the University of Calgary and his Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws at the University of Alberta, Owen has been practicing in the area of family law for over a decade.  In that time, he has come to realize that traditional litigation is the least effective and efficient process to resolve family disputes.  …

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    Lorraine A. Stark

    Family lawyer

    Lorraine’s attentive, skilled, calm and intuitive approach has helped many going through the pain and stress of separation and divorce to create satisfying, workable settlement agreements outside of court, bringing peace and closure to their conflict and renewed hope for their future.

    She is a strong proponent of an interest based approach to meet client needs and those of their children.…

     

    

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