Going through divorce raises many questions—about children, money, housing, assets, and more. Fortunately, you don’t have to work through these questions alone. In a Collaborative Divorce, a team of specially trained Collaborative professionals supports you in addressing your concerns and assists you in making sound decisions. Their training in Collaborative practice enables them to work together and offer advice that is in your best interests. Your lawyer is the mainstay of your team; you can add a divorce coach, financial specialist and/or a child specialist as necessary.
Collaborative lawyers will help you initiate your divorce discussions, counsel you prior to negotiations, arrange and participate in settlement meetings, help you consider the options you’ve generated, and offer ongoing guidance. Before you sign the final agreement, your lawyer will advise you on the terms of the agreement and the law, and will help you with the paperwork you need to finalize your divorce.
Choosing a lawyer is a matter of personal preference. In deciding who will represent you, consider factors such as experience, personality, and special expertise. For more information on Divorce visit our Collaborative Divorce Alberta Blog.
To schedule a consultation, contact one of the qualified Collaborative Divorce Family lawyers listed on this website.
When relationships end, emotions run high. Without emotional support, you may feel that the strain of separation is overwhelming. Ongoing conflict with your spouse can slow negotiations and make your legal costs soar.
Divorce coaches have specialized training in dealing with the stress of separation. They can help you articulate your needs and goals, improve communications with your ex, manage stress, and develop effective co-parenting plans for the future welfare of your children. For more information on Collaborative Divorce visit our Collaborative Divorce Alberta Blog.
To schedule a consultation, contact one of the qualified Collaborative Divorce Coaches listed on this website or ask your lawyer for a referral to a Collaborative Divorce coach.
Divorce itself does not harm children, but high levels of conflict and distress in their environment can. It is critical to protect your children from being caught between the two people they love most: you and your ex. In Collaborative Divorce, you and your ex may engage a neutral child specialist to help you minimize the adverse impact of divorce. Child Specialists can help parents determine what is truly important for their children, and how to address their children’s needs.
When their parents divorce, kids also need to be heard, but may not be able to voice their fears or wishes. Child specialists understand the psychology of children; they know how to work with family dynamics during divorce, and can advocate for your children’s interests, and help you develop parenting plans together that can grow and change with your child’s needs. For more information on Children and Divorce visit our Collaborative Divorce Alberta Blog.
To schedule a consultation, contact one of the qualified Collaborative Divorce Child specialists listed on this website.
Divorce shakes a family’s financial foundation. Reaching an agreement on how to divide your shared assets can be a major source of worry, confusion, mistrust and conflict. By retaining a neutral financial specialist, you can obtain objective financial expertise to help you get an accurate picture of your current financial situation.
By making sure that both of you share and understand all financial information, Financial Specialists help create an atmosphere of trust that allows you and your ex to choose the best financial options for your future. For more information on Dividing assets in Divorce visit our Collaborative Divorce Alberta Blog.
To schedule a consultation, contact one of the qualified Collaborative Divorce Financial specialists listed on this website