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.

Video and Audio Recordings


Collaborative Practice – Divorce Differently

Watch this video, featuring collaborative professionals from around the world, which addresses the benefits of using the Collaborative Process.  Video provided by the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

2019-08-12

New legislation around separation, divorce coming to Sask.

Watch the video and read the article written by CTV News Regina

2019-07-19

John Gormley Radio program

Listen to John Gormley on CJME/CKOM discuss with Kayla DeMars-Krentz, president of the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan, the new separation and divorce legislation

2019-07-18

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


Building Trust: Collaborative negotiation is a style of practice

Read the CBA National (Canadian Bar Association) article by Carolynne Burkholder-James

2019-07-26

Divorce and separation laws changing in Saskatchewan

Read the article written by 620 CKRM

2019-07-22

Divorce Laws To Change In Saskatchewan

Read article written by Discover Moose Jaw

2019-07-22

New legislation around separation, divorce coming to Sask.

Watch the video and read the article written by CTV News Regina

2019-07-19

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

Brochure: The Collaborative Process – A Better Way to Separate or Divorce

2019-07-24

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


3rd Joint Conference of Family Peacemakers

May 9, 2020 – May 10, 2020

The  3rd Joint Conference of Family Peacemakers will be held in Ontario May 9-10, 2020, put on by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and the Ontario Association of Collaborative Professionals (OACP). For more information: https://www.familypeacemakers.ca

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