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 25 years ago, Marla gave up court as an option well before the advent of Collaboration as a formal process. As both a Collaborator and a Mediator, Marla is practical, intuitive and creative. She helps people going through marriage breakdown, relationship issues and parenting problems create their own property division, parenting plan, and financial and support agreements. While considering legal rights and obligations, Marla’s focus is on creating a safe environment to empower her clients to craft decisions best suited to their own needs and interests.