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.

Websites


International Academy of Collaborative Professionals

 

Many members of the Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan Inc. are also members of the IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals).  For more information on current training and conference opportunities, benefits of membership, and resources, visit the IACP website (at https://www.collaborativepractice.com/).

 

 

Video and Audio Recordings


IACP Video Interview with parents/authors about collaborative process

Our Happy Divorce authors, Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond, chatted with IACP Board Member, Anne Lucas, about their journey to becoming happily divorced.

The interview includes insights about why people choose Collaboratively trained professionals, who can create a customized plan for their family instead of a one-size-fits-all courtroom divorce that overlooks the unique needs of the parents and children involved.

2020-05-04

Good Morning America Interview with parents/authors about collaborative process

Our Happy Divorce authors, Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond, are interviewed on Good Morning America.

The interview includes insights about the benefits to children when parents choose Collaboratively trained professionals, who can help them put the best interests of the children first and create a customized plan for their family instead of a one-size-fits-all courtroom divorce that overlooks the unique needs of the parents and children involved.

2020-01-09

ABC Action News Interview with parents/authors about collaborative process

Our Happy Divorce authors, Nikki DeBartolo and Ben Heldfond, are interviewed on ABC Action News.

The interview includes insights about why people choose Collaboratively trained professionals, who can create a customized plan for their family instead of a one-size-fits-all courtroom divorce that overlooks the unique needs of the parents and children involved.

2019-11-11

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

Collaborative Divorce: A Safe Place

IACP (International Academy of Collaborative Professionals)

This video provides an overview of the collaborative process and reasons why this process can help individuals navigate separation and divorce with dignity and respect.

2017-02-22

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


Divorce During a Pandemic

Read the article in which Collaborative Professionals of Saskatchewan Inc. president, Rhiannon Montgomery, explained to CJWW’s Carol Thomson, that although family courts are closed to all but “urgent” matters at the present time, collaborative practitioners can continue to meet virtually with the spouses to figure out what works best for both of them during their separation and divorce.

2020-05-19

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

Compare litigation, mediation, and collaborative processes

2018-05-30

The Orange Dispute

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 Collaborative Practice Interdisciplinary Training

February 2, 2021, 12:00 am – March 4, 2021, 12:00 am

The Traditional Five Day Introductory Training, which exceeds the curriculum prescribed by the International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), is now offered by Zoom. This…

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