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.


CTV News Saskatoon

Interview with Lana Wickstrom, Using a divorce coach


Devry Smith Frank

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


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


The Today Show on MSNBC

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


News, magazine, and academic articles about collaborative process

Collaborative Process in Practice

Léa M. Lapointe


University of Saskatchewan

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


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”


Sarah Hampson

“The new white knight: divorce lawyers”


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”


Nathalie Boutet

“Financial Planners can help Craft Better Divorce Settlements”


Hand-outs and Tools

For parents/participants

What Is Collaborative Family Law?


Guidelines For Parents


Ground Rules For The Client


Effective Communication Skills


Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan (PLEA)

No Matter What: An Annotated Version


The Orange Dispute


Compare litigation, mediation, and collaborative processes


Government of Canada

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


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”


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

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


Upcoming Training

Advanced Family Mediation

November 21, 2018 – November 23, 2018

This is a course designed to solidify the fundamentals and hone your skills as a mediator. You will engage with more complex matters and be provided opportunities to test and build upon your skills through experiential role plays and discussions.

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Internship Opportunities and Building your Mediation Practice

November 30, 2018

Learn about internship opportunities and how to build your mediation practice.

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