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    Gordon H. Andreiuk

    Family lawyer

    I work with clients who want to minimize the destruction of divorce. Many of my clients are business owners or farmers who want to continue operating their business or farm following the divorce. I help divorcing and separating clients to structure a settlement in a way that allows them to protect what is important, including their children, business or farm.…

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    Yoko Azumaya

    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.…

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    Ms. Eleanor K. Boddy Q.C.

    Family lawyer

    Eleanor has been practicing law for more than 45 years.  Since 1991, Eleanor has been a sole practitioner with her practice almost exclusively in family law.  She has been a registered collaborative family lawyer since 2005.  The collaborative process provides options to assist the parties reach a solution for settlement agreeable to both parties.  It employs other trained collaborative professionals to provide information and advice to the parties in reaching a settlement. …

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    Pierre R. Boileau Q.C.

    Family lawyer

    I am committed to assisting parties through a difficult time in their lives. I help clients navigate the many issues and choices that present themselves during this difficult transition. With my strong communication and negotiation skills, I collaborate with clients to help them achieve their goals based on satisfying their interests. Empowering clients to achieve the best possible outcome, consistent with their goals and objectives is my primary objective.…

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    Carmen C. Boucher

    While I have successfully litigated a number of family law matters, I firmly believe that the Collaborative method helps families maintain better relationships as they move forward with the rest of their lives, primarily because the spouses have the flexibility to choose the outcome which works best for their family, and for each of them individually, in an open and respectful environment.  …

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    Melissa Bourgeois

    Interested in legally uncoupling but unsure as to how to go about it?

    Know that your relationship has come to an end but afraid of what it all means?

    Legal separation or divorce is no easy process. It comes with many complex emotions, including a large amount of fear and grief.

    What you may not realize though, is that it is also a unique opportunity for you to recreate a new life for yourself that is filled with self-empowerment, joy and peace.…

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    Holly Brady CFP, CDFA

    Financial professional

    Holly is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and a Certified Financial Planner® professional with over 20 years of experience.  Holly works closely with her clients to help them find a financially fair agreement during a time where they are feeling financially scared or intimidated and emotionally exhausted. Her expertise and guidance ensures your financial interests, tax adjustments, pension legislation, and your future financial outcome is taken into consideration.…

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    Loreen P. Brenneis

    Family lawyer

    Loreen graduated in 1995 from the University of Alberta and received her Bachelor of Laws with Distinction. Loreen began practicing in the area of family law when she joined Robinson and Company in Spruce Grove in 1996.

    Separation and divorce is an emotional time for the whole family. Loreen works with individuals in the most efficient way to reduce the financial and emotional stresses during their separation.…

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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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    Tracy C. Brown

    I am the principal lawyer with Brown Law Group, a Family & Divorce Law firm in Edmonton.  I would describe myself as a passionate and compassionate advocate for reasonable resolutions in family disputes, guided by fairness and the ‘best interests of children’.  I have never shied away from the Courtroom, but I will first work tenaciously to assist Clients avoid Court.  …

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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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    Andrea Campbell

    Family lawyer

    Andrea was born and raised in Camrose, Alberta. Andrea began her university career studying psychology at the University of Alberta, graduating with distinction in 2005. She went on to obtain her law degree at the University of Alberta in 2008.  Andrea returned to Camrose in the summer of 2008 to article and practise law at Farnham West Stolee Kambeitz LLP.…

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    Amy Cardinal R.Psych.

    Mental Health Professional/Coach

    Amy Cardinal is a Registered Psychologist with several years’ experience working with individuals and families who are dealing with situations of high stress and anxiety. Amy has experience working with clients who are struggling with parenting, grief and loss, trauma and mood disorders. Amy’s cognitive-behavioral approach is goal directed and assists clients to look at how their emotional responses and thinking patterns are impacting themselves and others and to improve their communication styles.…

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    Rose-Marie Cassis

    Family lawyer

    Rose-Marie Cassis graduated from the University of Lethbridge with a Bachelor of Arts degree and is a graduate of the University of Calgary Law School.  She has been practising law in the Edmonton area since 1994.

    Rose-Marie currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton).

    Rose-Marie is able to assist a client through the emotional and stressful process of a marriage breakdown in a very caring and kind manner.  …

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    Jessica Chapman

    Staff 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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    Jasmine Chu

    Family lawyer

    Jasmine recognizes that separation and divorce is a stressful and difficult time.  Her goal is to assist clients with reaching satisfactory resolution of their family law matter in a respectful and amicable way.

    Jasmine was born and raised in Edmonton and completed her post-secondary education at the University of Alberta.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in 2007 (Distinction), majoring in psychology, and her  Juris Doctor in 2010. …

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    Dr. Graeme Clark Ph.D.

    Mental health professional/coach

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    Sherilyn Connor R.Psych.

    Sherilyn Connor is a Registered Psychologist in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. She has worked with families with diverse and unique needs since beginning working at the Family Centre in the 1990’s before establishing her private practice in 2002. She has extensive experience working with high conflict families during the last 18 years in Alberta Courts.…

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    Rebecca M.J. Cuthbertson Hulst

    Family lawyer

    Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst is the Past Chair of both the CBA Family Section (North) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund [LEAF], she is an active volunteer with Toastmasters and the Edmonton Community Legal Centre [ECLC], and she is a Child Support Resolution Officer with the Province.  She has practiced Family Law since 2003 and Collaborative Family Law since 2010. …

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    Dr Anne Daines

    PhD

    Registered Psychologist: I am a registered psychologist with over 20 years of experience counseling and assessing children, adults and families.

    Collaborative Divorce: I have for several years acted as a Divorce Coach or Child/Family Specialist on collaborative teams.  It is very rewarding to help separating individuals and their children navigate this challenging transition better prepared to live their lives well.…

    Suzanne Dalton

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    Sarah Dargatz

    Lawyer, Mediator, RCFL

    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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    Ajay Devgun

    Barrister & Solicitor, Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, Mediator

    I was born and raised in India, I received my B.A. in Computer Science from GNDU, India. From there I earned my LL.B. from GNDU in 2007 and I was called to the Bar Council of India in the same year. In 2011, we made the move to Edmonton, Canada with my family. I received my Certificate of Qualification in 2014 from NCA, Ottawa and completed my articles at one of the best family mediation firms in Alberta.

    Michelle Di Toppa

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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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    Kathy Drouin-Carey

    Kathy is a bilingual (English/French) lawyer who is passionate about collaborative law and helping families. She knows that collaborative divorce is often less stressful than the court system, and children are better protected from conflict. Understanding people, their families, and personal circumstances plays an integral role in all aspects of her practice. With a strong background in customer service and business, and driven by a strong desire to help people, Kathy understands the importance of client engagement, open communication and accountability.…

    Shannon Gunn Emery

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    Diane Ferrante

    Partner

    Diane C. Ferrante is a partner at Duncan Craig LLP in the litigation group with a focus on family law and insurance & risk management.

    In her family practice, Diane has been involved in matters dealing with child support, custody, parenting time, mobility, division of property and spousal and partner support claims. Diane is a registered collaborative family lawyer and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), a member of the Association of Collaborative Family Professionals (Edmonton) (ACFP), and a member of the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association (CDAA).…

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    Riley Gallant

    Riley has been practicing law family law since 2009. Her professional life is dedicated to helping families navigate the issues that follow a relationship breakdown, including issues relating to parenting, finances and property division. Although Riley is an experienced litigator, she knows that going to court can be slow, stressful and costly. She believes that the best outcomes for families are achieved through a collaborative approach.…

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    Patricia E. Gay

    Family lawyer

    I was born and raised in central Alberta, growing up on the farm with 4 siblings and many pets. After graduating from Bentley High School, I left home and entered the working world, until, finding myself a single mother with two small children to support, I registered for and was accepted into the Arts program at the University of Alberta and after two years of undergraduate study, I applied for and was accepted into the Faculty of Law.…

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    Vincent Gervais

    Financial Professional

    Vincent has valued small to large-sized businesses and provided damage quantifications since 2008, and has carried-out work in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Northwest Territories.  Vincent began his career with a national accounting and advisory firm, and later co-founded a private business valuations company.  In conjunction with his partners, he also carries out commercial real estate appraisals.…

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    Mr. Michael C. Good

    Family lawyer

    I have been practicing law in the City of St.Albert for 32 years. Divorce ranks as one of the most stressful experiences that a person can have in life.  I help clients create realistic options for settlement and work for them but also for their divorcing partner which is the essence of interest based negotiation. I believe in being efficient while attending to detail and weighing the big picture against short term gains. …

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    Linnea Goodhand

    Linnea is an associate with Strathcona Law Group LLP in Sherwood Park. She joined the firm in November of 2016 after having relocated from Lloydminster, AB/SK. She has been engaged in the practice of family law since her graduation from the University of Saskatchewan in 1987 with an LLB, first in Swift Current, then Moosomin, and finally Lloydminster.…

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    Mr Paul Govenlock

    Collaborative Family Lawyer

    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.…

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    Carolyn Grogan

    Barrister & Solicitor

    I am a registered collaborative divorce lawyer in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I truly believe that a collaborative approach to family legal matters helps you maintain your integrity while standing up for what you need. It not only reduces bitterness and hostility, but enables you to move forward to a more hopeful future.

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    Jack Hauptman

    Family Lawyer / Mediator

    Jack has been a lawyer for over 40 years. He is one of the most senior family law lawyers in Edmonton.

    During his career Jack has obtained experience in many areas of the law including family law, civil and criminal litigation, real estate transactions, corporate matters and employment issues. Since 1990 Jack has concentrated his practice on the area of family law, and since 2002 in the area of Collaborative Divorce and Mediation.…

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    Crystal Hawryluk CPA, CGA, CBV, CFE

    Financial professional

    Crystal has over fifteen years of experience providing business valuation and litigation support services and has been providing financial neutral services in collaborative family law matters since 2012. As a financial neutral, Crystal can be retained as part of a collaborative divorce and typically assists with providing objective financial expertise including business valuations, guideline income reports and matrimonial property statements.…

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    Patricia Hebert

    Family lawyer

    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. …

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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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    Daryn S. Hobal CBV, CFP, CIM, AACI, P.App.

    Daryn is a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), A Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a licensed Commercial Real Estate Appraiser and holds the designation of Canadian Investment Manager (CIM) through The Canadian Securities Institute.  Daryn has been providing business valuations and related advisory services since 2003.  In addition to providing business valuations, Daryn has appraised a wide variety of commercial real estate for financial institutions, the legal community, municipalities, real estate developers and property owners and holds the AACI designation through the Appraisal Institute of Canada.…

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    Samantha C. Huculak

    Samantha completed her formal Collaborative training in 2017, however, has had broad exposure to the Collaborative Family Law process since beginning her articles in 2014. Samantha has been practicing family law under the guidance of Andrew Lawson, one of the lawyers involved in the 2001 initial training and Collaborative Divorce movement in the Edmonton area.

    Samantha has appeared before the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench on numerous occasions, however, the focus of her practice is, whenever possible, to utilize interest-based negotiations and alternative dispute resolution techniques to help clients navigate the emotional, social, and financial impacts of separation and divorce.…

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    Lynn Hutchinson M.C., RSW, R. Psych.3163p

    Masters of Counselling, Certified Coach and Registered Social Worker

    Lynn is a Parenting Expert, Registered Social Worker and Provisional Psychologist who has worked with families, parents and children for over 20 years. She has completed her Masters of Counseling Program at City University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. Her role is to actively work with parents in an attempt to increase cooperation, facilitate a change in the relationship, and meet the emotional needs of the family.…

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    Kristina Ingram MSW RSW

    Mental Health Professional/Coach

    Kristina Ingram is a Registered Social Worker with a Masters of Social Work Degree. Mrs. Ingram is currently working on becoming a Registered Clinical Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. Mrs. Ingram has been working in the Human Services field for approximately 9 years in various roles, working with children, adolescents, individuals, parents, and families through multiple issues including trauma, grief and loss, conflict, life transitions, mental health, and high stress.…

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    Cassandra Jackson

    Cassandra Jackson completed her articles with Masuch Law LLP and became an associate lawyer with the firm in June 2017.

    Through her experiences, Cassandra has taken a keen interest in family law and has found the work extremely rewarding and fulfilling.  She believes that her obligation as a lawyer is to heal conflict and ensure that families are able to move forward in a stable and healthy manner.…

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    Moosa Y. Jiwaji

    Family Lawyer

    Moosa has practiced law for close to 26 years and as a lawyer has assisted many divorce clients navigate through the legal process. He is firmly of the belief that courts are not meeting the needs of its participants because the system is not designed to deal with disputes that extend over a period of time and which, in some cases, continue even after a final divorce decree is issued.…

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    Jeff Johnson

    I understand that when someone comes to talk to me, it is to deal with one of the most difficult situations they have ever faced. I know that the world seems off kilter and confusing, and the uncertainty of the future makes it more difficult to imagine solutions.

    I’m excited to practice collaborative law because it places the ability to take control of these issues and challenges, squarely in the hands of my clients while they receive all the support and guidance they need.…

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    Mark T Johnson LL.B., RCFL

    Family lawyer

    I have been a General practitioner in Alberta since 1979, including collaborative family law, estates, corporations and real estate. If I don’t do it, I probably know someone who does. My clients are all around the province but mostly in South Edmonton, Leduc, and the Camrose-Wetaskiwin area. About 11 years ago, I “discovered” the Collaborative Divorce Process and found it so positive for both families and lawyers.…

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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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    Deborah A. Kay, LLM

    Founder-Kay Law and Mediation/ Family Lawyer, Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, Chartered Mediator

    I have been practising Family Law exclusively since 2012 and my passion in family law led me to extensive training in Mediation and the Collaborative practice. I obtained my Masters degree in Family Law in 2017. Although my office is in Stony Plain, I travel to all jurisdictions. I look forward to serving my clients who are going through a separation/ Divorce and assist them in restructuring their family in a positive way.…

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    Kimberley Ketsa

    Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer

    A separation or divorce is an extremely emotional and stressful time. Kimberley listens to her clients, cares about their issues both legal and personal, and ensures their voice is heard throughout the legal process. With plenty of litigation experience in the family courts, Kimberley believes that fighting in court is very rarely in the best interests of the client.…

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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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    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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    Deanna Koebernick B.Sc.Ag., LLB, Q.Med.

    Family lawyer

    As a Registered Collaborative Family Law Lawyer and Qualified Mediator, I am committed to providing respectful and productive resolution through the Collaborative Process.  As a mother, I am passionate about resolving conflict in a way that prioritizes the needs and interests of children.  My priority is to support clients in creating solutions unique to their needs as individuals and as a family. …

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    Lesley Kroeker LLB, BSCN

    Collaborative Family Lawyer & Mediator

    As a lawyer with over 10 years of experience in all aspects of family law, Lesley brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the collaborative process. Lesley is proficient at handling complex claims in the areas of division of matrimonial property, child support, spousal support, child custody and claims between common law couples.

    As a collaborative professional, Lesley’s focus is on achieving practical, timely and cost-effective solutions for her clients.…

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    Dayna E. Kwasney

    Barrister & Solicitor, Mediator

    Originally from Athabasca, Alberta, I joined Quantz Law shortly after completing my Juris Doctor degree in 2014 from the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta. I was called to the Alberta Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor in July 2015 and mainly practice in the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Real Estate, and Wills and Estates.…

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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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    Ms. Crystal A. Lawrence

    Crystal was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago but immigrated to Canada to pursue her tertiary level education. She completed her Law Degree at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia and was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 2008. She then relocated to Edmonton, and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2010. Crystal practices in the areas of family, criminal and immigration law and has developed her negotiation skills while navigating these three distinct areas of law.…

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    Andrew J. Lawson

    Family Lawyer

    Andrew was part of the 2001 initial training and Collaborative Divorce movement in the Edmonton area and has continued to utilize the Collaborative Family Law process with select clients.

    Andrew has 29 years of experience at all levels of the Alberta court system but believes that the interest based negotiation and problem solving ability of the Collaborative Family Law process is preferred to minimize the emotional, social, and economic consequences of divorce.…

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    Nora Leblanc

    I have been assisting individuals and families with resolving issues arising as a result of family breakdowns for over 25 years, primarily in the Edmonton area but also briefly in Long Island, New York. I have been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1994, a member of the New York State Bar since 2001 and a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer since 2015.…

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    Agnes Leung CPA, CA, CBV

    Financial professional

    Mrs. Leung is President of Agnes Leung Professional Corporation, Chartered Professional Accountant and practices in the areas of business valuations, litigation support, due diligence and forensic accounting services with over 20 years of experience.
    Agnes gained extensive experience in assurance, accounting and tax at a national and an international accounting firm prior to devoting her time to the practice of litigation support and business valuation areas.…

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    Amanda M Lindberg

    EDUCATION

    Amanda received her B.Sc. (1999) and her B.A. (2003) from the University of Alberta before attending law school and graduating with an LL.B. in 2006. Amanda articled and subsequently practiced in Edmonton.

    PRACTICE

    Amanda is an experience and compassionate lawyer who represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of litigation matters including construction, corporate, employment, family and personal injury matters, estate and real estate matters.…

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    Krista Lindstrom

    Mortage Broker and Divorce Mortgage Specialist

    Hi, I’m Krista. I’ve been mortgage brokering for more than a decade, walking my clients through each step of the homebuying and mortgage processes – answering any questions along the way.

    I know that life isn’t always easy, particularly during the end of a relationship. That’s why I’m dedicated to helping people navigate all possible mortgage options while transitioning through separation and divorce.…

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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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    Kim MacDonald CIM, FCSI, PFP, CFDS, CFDA

    Financial Advisor | Insurance Advisor

    MacDonald Advisory is a team of professionals with a clear focus on where their clients lives intersect with their money.

    Area(s) of Practice:  Kim is a registered Collaborative Professional in Edmonton, Alberta. In the area of Collaborative Law she acts in the capacity of “Financial Neutral”. Her involvement in the process is specifically related to financial planning for the specialized area of divorce.…

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    Heather Malaryk

    Heather’s focus is on helping people create solutions that work for them in a cost-efficient way, while preserving their important relationships. She believes that families are their own experts and with some guidance, can come up with their own best resolutions.

    Heather holds a B.A., Psychology with Distinction (2000) and an L.L.B.

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    Karim Mawani

    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.…

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    Marla S. Miller Q.C.

    Family lawyer

    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.…

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    Sandy Miller MA, CPCC, ACC

    Mental health professional/coach

    Revolutionizing divorce provides a platform of support and guidance as you let go of what was and create what is possible.

    My mission is to offer you a safe place to resolve, reclaim and rebuild. I offer 1:1 coaching and/or Divorce Support groups
    to accelerate the healing process. I coach in person in my home in S.…

    Renee Moore

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    Rhyannon O’Heron

    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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    Tammy Olson

    Tammy  graduated law school in 2003 from the University of Saskatchewan before moving to Edmonton and commencing her legal career in Alberta.  Since 2006 Tammy has practiced exclusively in the area of family law.  For over a decade Tammy has been an aggressive litigation lawyer handling matters within the Court system.  However many years of experience in practicing family law has demonstrated that family law disputes are not well suited to the adversarial nature of litigation. …

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    Katherine Palmer

    Katherine is a lawyer, mediator, Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer and Partner at Strathcona Law Group LLP. Katherine obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Alberta in 2009, where she was awarded the Horace Harvey Medal as the student with the highest GPA in her graduating class.

    Katherine originally practiced with a large regional law firm in Edmonton before making the transition into the practice of family law with Strathcona Law Group in 2013.

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    Leslie Pearson MC, R.Psych

    Leslie specializes in working with children and adolescents. Leslie is currently completing her play therapy certification and has completed all of the educational requirements through the Canadian Association of Play Therapy (CAPT). She also has training in other creative approaches, such as sandplay, that she uses with all age groups. Leslie has training in Animal Assisted Play Therapy (AAPT) and works with Carl the Labradoodle on a part time basis.…

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    Tim Perry

    Family lawyer

    Tim Perry has been a member of the Law Society of Alberta since 1987. He has practiced family law his entire career. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Association of Collaborative Professionals (Edmonton). He has been actively practicing collaborative law since 2002.

    Tim has helped numerous clients successfully resolve the issues surrounding their divorce by applying his training and experience as a certified collaborative lawyer.…

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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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    Dr. Greg Pickering Ph.D.

    Mental health professional/coach

    I am one of the 6 first trained CFL professionals in Edmonton and have been involved for about 16 years as a Divorce Coach and a Child Specialist.  Outside of the CFL work, I also specialize in the area of Separation and Divorce by doing a variety of other work.  This includes mediation of child and parenting matters, Practice Note 7 work.…

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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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    Susan J. Rawlings

    Associate

    Susan Rawlings grew up in North Edmonton and has always lived in Edmonton.   Her parents were in the health care industry and when Susan was young, she decided to complete her Bachelors of Science Degree in Medical Laboratory Science.  She worked in the laboratory industry for 9 years when she made the switch to law.  Originally, her decision to become a lawyer was completely idealistic and she wanted to save the environment. …

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    Bruce Russell Reid

    Family Lawyer

    Bruce Reid is a lawyer, mediator, Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, and partner at Long Family Law Group LLP. He has worked with our firm in many capacities since 2008, full-time in the summers and part-time during the school years. He began his tenure with us as a filing clerk, but his role evolved quickly.

    Bruce is an Acadian Maritimer transplanted to Alberta, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts and obtained the distinction of First Class Honours.…

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    Anthony D. Richard QC

    Tony has practiced Family Law for 35 years and has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta. He is a qualified mediator and arbitrator and has been a Collaborative Family Lawyer since its inception in Alberta in 2001. For several years, Tony taught family law, chambers advocacy and legal writing with the Legal Education Society of Alberta.…

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    James Samaroden R.A.

    Family lawyer

    James has practiced family law in Edmonton since 2009. His approach is to ensure clients consider every factor when considering their options. There are emotional stresses, relationships with friends and family, financial impacts, and long term effects that he believes clients should consider before agreeing to a settlement. Sometimes people need to be reminded to think about all the issues because they get focused on what is most important to them.…

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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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    Brandi Smith R.Psych.

    Mental health professional/coach

    Brandi Smith is a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta and a member in good standing of the Psychologist Association of Alberta and American Psychological Association. She is experienced in providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. Ms. Smith’s nurturing therapy style works well with children, teens, and those adults experiencing distress specifically in the area of attachment and relationship.…

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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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    Renn Spence

    Barrister and Solicitor

    Renn Spence is a lawyer, mediator, and Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, whose practice focuses mainly on Family Law. Renn attended the University of Alberta for both his Undergraduate Degree and for law school. Renn articled at a large Canada wide firm in 2015, then worked for a boutique in the downtown area before moving to Verhaeghe Law in 2018.…

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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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    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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    James K. Taylor

    Collaborative Family Lawyer and Mediator

    I am a person who is looking for the greatest long-term possibilities for the people I am trying to help. I understand that people who are going through a family issue are often facing the most difficult time of their lives, both emotionally and financially. Because the circumstances are so difficult, it is easy to get lost in the moment and forget about the future and what it has for us.…

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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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    Megan Tupper

    Family Lawyer

    Megan was called to the bar in 2014 has been practicing Family Law with Virk Law since her articles. She is also active in the Edmonton Family Law community, having joined the Executive for the Canadian Bar Association’s Family Law North Section as the Legislation Review Officer in 2017. Megan has recently expanded her family practice to include collaborative divorce and mediation.  …

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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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    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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    Kier Wilson

    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.…

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    Catherine M. Zrymiak ESQ

    Family lawyer

    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.…

    

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