Tools and Additional Information

Our collaborative professionals have a number of resources they share with clients and families working through separation and/or divorce.

We have selected some of the most helpful videos, articles, and tools to help you learn about the Collaborative Process, about the different team members and what they can provide, and some resources to help you with some of the challenging aspects of separation and/or divorce.

Videos


CTV News Saskatoon

Interview with Lana Wickstrom, Using a divorce coach

2018-05-30

Devry Smith Frank

“Collaborative Family Law: York Region Collaborative Practice – Promotional Video”

2013-06-14

Matt Brynat, “Collaborative Law in Practice”

A good overview of the collaborative process from the lawyers’ perspective, and included descriptions of other process options, as well as perspectives from participants in the collaborative process

2012-11-21

The Today Show on MSNBC

A morning show interview with a divorced couple (and their lawyers) who used the collaborative law process

2006-09-20

News, magazine, and academic articles about collaborative process


7th Annual Walsh Family Law Moot negotiation competition

Read more about the moot performance of Joree Nelson and Peter Beug, students from the University of Saskatchewan College of Law , who were accompanied by Kayla DeMars-Krentz, and sponsored by the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan Inc.

2019-03-09

Collaborative Process in Practice

Léa M. Lapointe

2018-06-11

University of Saskatchewan

“Moot, class provides new learning opportunities in family law”

2018-03-13

Joanne J. Paetsch, B.A., Lorne D. Bertrand, Ph.D., and John-Paul E. Boyd, M.A., LL.B.

“An Evaluation of the Cost of Family Law Disputes: Measuring the Cost Implication of Various Dispute Resolution Methods”

2017-12-30

Sarah Hampson

“The new white knight: divorce lawyers”

2017-03-26

Financial Post, Melissa Leong

“Divorce is never easy and your heart may be broken, but that doesn’t mean your wallet needs to be too”

2016-11-24

Nathalie Boutet

“Financial Planners can help Craft Better Divorce Settlements”

2016-03-11

Hand-outs and Tools


For parents/participants

What Is Collaborative Family Law?

2018-06-11

Guidelines For Parents

2018-06-11

Ground Rules For The Client

2018-06-11

Effective Communication Skills

2018-06-11

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)

No Matter What: An Annotated Version

2018-06-07

The Orange Dispute

2018-05-30

Compare litigation, mediation, and collaborative processes

2018-05-30

Government of Canada

“Because Life Goes On…helping children and youth live with separation and divorce”

2018-05-30

For children

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA), No Matter What

A free coloring book to help children and their families talk about separation and divorce. “No Matter What: Me and My Family is a colouring book that helps children be assured that, no matter what, committed parents will always be there to nurture, protect, and provide for them”

2018-05-30

Sesame Street Divorce Toolkit, “Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce”

Intended for children ages 2 to 8. Includes videos, games, coloring pages

2018-05-30

Upcoming Training


Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training

September 27, 2019 – September 28, 2019

Participation in Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice training is a prerequisite to work in collaborative interdisciplinary practice.  This 2-day workshop is specifically designed for Lawyers, Mediators, Mental Health professionals (e.g., Clinical Social Workers, Psychologists) and Financial Professionals (e.g., financial planners, tax specialists and business valuators) and will focus on the foundational principles, processes and skills required to work in interdisciplinary collaborative practice.   The workshop meets international standards.

Facilitators:   Victoria Smith: LL.B., C.Med., Cert.CFM (FMC), Jane Tremblay: BA, CFP, FLMI, FDS, CDFA, Laurie Stein: LL.B., MSW, RSW

Location: Queen’s House, Saskatoon Saskatchewan

View the full description and registration form: CPSI 2019 Introductory Interdisciplinary Training Information & Registration Form