A Process for All Couples and Families

Collaborative Process is designed to assist many different kinds of couples in working through the issues that arise during a separation or a divorce. Our goal is to help divorcing couples reach customized solutions by encouraging creative problem solving in a supportive and respectful environment. A focus on "interests", as opposed to "rights and responsibilities" as prescribed by law, frequently generates a win-win solution for the spouses and their family.

The Collaborative Divorce Network successfully works with:

Unmarried Spouses

The Family Law Act in BC extends the same property rights as married spouses to unmarried spouses who have lived together for a minimum of two years…

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Multi-Cultural Couples

Diversity in cultures often means diversity in perspectives, values and core beliefs. This diversity, if not recognized and understood, can add an extra layer of challenge to an already challenging life event…

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Married Spouses with Children

In the Collaborative Process, the best interests of the children are paramount. Research shows that it is not the act of divorcing that negatively impacts children – it is the conflict between the parents that negatively impacts the children…

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Long-Term Marriages

When a long-term relationship ends, powerful emotions often surface. One spouse may feel financially vulnerable after a lifetime of financial dependence with minimal skills or experience to become self-sufficient on separation…

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Spouses Without Children

One of the biggest challenges for family lawyers in divorce cases involves settling questions around children, whether it is shared parenting time, providing for their college educations, or determining how parents will manage the expenses while they're being raised.

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Same-Sex Couples

As more and more provinces adopt same-sex marriage rights, and as a broader range of same-sex couples choose to marry, there's a larger pool of couples who might – like their heterosexual counterparts – choose to divorce.

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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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