Collaborative Divorce is a process that allows participants to separate on their own terms. During this process, the parties agree to attend settlement meetings instead of Court applications, and they each agree to listen to the other party's issues and interests in order to achieve an amicable resolution outside of Court that addresses the interests of both parties.
In the Collaborative Divorce process, both parties work with Registered Collaborative Family Lawyers to discuss and negotiate the issues between them.
Lawyer-Facilitated Mediation is an option for parties who wish to work together with one professional to learn generally about the law and to prepare documents like a Separation Agreement draft, a Consent Order, or the documents required to obtain a Joint Divorce Judgment and Joint Certificate of Divorce.
Collaborative Divorce & Lawyer-Assisted Mediation
Rebecca M. J. Cuthbertson Hulst is trained in Family Mediation, Interest-Based Negotiations, and Collaborative Family Law.
She is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Alberta Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Rebecca is a Child Support Resolution Officer with Resolution Services (formerly the Family Law Information Centre at the Law Courts in Edmonton), and she has also mediated numerous family law matters for Legal Aid Alberta.