You Have Options So Choose the Best Option For You, Your Family, Your Future

A separation or divorce is a deeply personal event which deserves a customized approach for each couple or family. It is important to understand that you have a number of different process options to choose from.

Research has shown that it is not the separation or divorce itself, but how you divorce that has the greatest impact on you and your children. Because the process you choose for your separation or divorce will play a significant role in shaping your future, it is important to make an informed choice. Ask a member of the Collaborative Divorce Network to discuss the significant benefits of the Collaborative Process.

Collaborative Practice

Collaborative Practice, also known as Collaborative Divorce, is an out-of-court process that enables separating or divorcing spouses to create their own settlement supported by a team of highly trained specialists.

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Mediation is one of several processes available to resolve family disputes outside of court. The couple works with a mediator, who is a neutral third party. The mediator facilitates discussion between the spouses to arrive at a negotiated settlement. The mediator can not give legal advice to either of the spouses.

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Litigation is the traditional method of dispute resolution that gives a judge authority to decide the terms of your divorce. The judge reviews the evidence presented and makes a decision that you, your spouse, and your children have to follow.

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A couple considering separation or divorce may discover that they want to give their relationship another chance. The divorce coaches are skilled at recognizing when reconciliation may be possible and can guide the couple in resolving their challenges and renewing their relationship.

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Child and Spousal Support

Many clients are fearful of support obligations. The paying spouse is fearful of having to pay support that is beyond his or her capacity to pay. The receiving spouse is fearful of…

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Divorce Coaches

Get the help you need to understand and handle your feelings in a healthy way with divorce coaches through the Collaborative Divorce Network. Our Team includes qualified and compassionate…

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Unmarried Spouses

The Family Law Act in British Columbia has changed the legal framework in many ways - most significantly, spouses in a marriage-like relationship who have lived together…

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Children and Divorce

If you are considering a divorce and you have young children, their emotional and mental stability is undoubtedly your greatest concern. While research has proven the remarkable resiliency of children…

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Parenting Plans

A parenting plan is an agreement that separating parents develop together about how they will share parenting time and the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting…

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Separation Agreements

When relationships come to an end, challenges often arise when children are involved, when a spouse has inherited property or come into the relationship with more property than…

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Family Law

The ending of a marriage or relationship can be tumultuous. Coping day-to-day with this new reality is difficult enough, much less worrying about the long-term impact…

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Spouses without Children

Divorces that don’t involve children aren’t necessarily less complicated. These spouses need to reach resolution with respect to family, property, family debts and support obligations…

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Cohabitation and Marriage Agreements

Coming to an agreement in advance to deal with life’s contingencies can be a freeing experience for spouses. Establishing the framework for managing major issues when they are not…

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Your Team


Collaborative Divorce Network



Shelley Behr

Divorce Coach/Child Specialist


Garth Edwards



Robert W. Mostar



Deirdre Severide



Danny Zack


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