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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.
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.…
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. …
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.…
After numerous years of “fighting it out” in court, it became clear to Kier that there must be a better way to resolve family files. After learning that sumo suits and foam bats were not likely going to catch on as a means of dispute resolution, Kier became trained and registered in the practice of collaborative family law.…
Having a lawyer by your side as you go through a divorce is the fairway. Divorce is a change and I help you plan that change. You are each experts of your own family, children, income and finances. You should be an informed decision-maker with your spouse as you plan your future. CFL is a kitchen table discussion with lawyers and other professionals present to help you make the best decisions for you and your children going forward.…
Marla has been an integral part of the Collaborative Divorce movement in Edmonton, being one of the founding members of the Edmonton Association and spearheading the initial training in Edmonton in 2001 by bringing in the founder of Collaborative Divorce, Stu Webb. She continues her role with the Edmonton Association on an almost daily basis.
Having been influenced early on in her legal career by the mediation training she received over 30 years ago, Marla gave up court as an option well before the advent of Collaboration as a formal process.…
Yoko Azumaya obtained her Law Degree from the University of Alberta in 2007 after achieving a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and a second Master’s Degree in Psychiatry. A career path in law seemed to be the obvious choice as it is a profession that combines both analytical skills and a passion for customer service.
Yoko has focused her practice in Family Law, dealing with issues affecting both married and unmarried couples, including divorce, parenting, support, and division of property issues.…
I’ve been a lawyer since 2008 and practicing exclusively in family law since 2010. Clients are happier, have greater peace of mind and have resolutions that are more long-lasting when they come up with an agreement outside of Court. Collaborative practice is an innovative way to approach divorce and separation and it greatly benefits families.
If you’re separating from your partner, whether married or not, you already know it’s stressful.…
Suzanne is a Partner at Dalton Basaraba LLP and has been practicing Family Law in the Edmonton area since her admittance to the Alberta Bar in 2015. Suzanne received her Law Degree from the University of British Columbia and is a member of the Indigenous Bar Association.
Suzanne is passionate about Family Law and is committed to assisting her clients navigate the turbulent waters of separation and divorce in the healthiest way possible by creating a forum where couples come to an appropriate solution in a cooperative way.…
Karim has been practicing law for 26 years. He came to Collaborative Practice after realizing that litigation left behind too many fractured families. Karim recognizes that Collaborative Practice allows his clients to keep their integrity and self-esteem as they prepare for a new phase of their lives. He is particularly concerned for the parent child-relationship: “You never stop being a parent, and the way you can parent your children now influences the relationships they will have for the rest of their lives.”
Karim wants his clients to be able to form new relationships that are better and stronger and to successfully co-parent.…
So you are married or living together and one of you owns a property, and you are thinking about putting it in joint names. Tread carefully, this can be a minefield.
In my meetings with divorce and common law separation clients I observe that there are typically many divorces occurring at the same time for any one family experiencing separation.
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