NO COURT - Interdisciplinary Team Support for Families in Transition

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Welcome to Calgary's leading Collaborative Center.

Where families resolve their differences & not drive each other apart

Where couples learn how to separate, together, and

Where parents are parents forever, with healthy kids who can be leaders of tomorrow....

We Handle your Emotional Issues, Resolve any Legal Issues, Manage your Financial Issues


At Peacemakers For Families we are at the cutting

edge of Alternative Dispute Resolution

WHO ARE THE TEAM?


We at Peacemakers For Families , are a group of highly qualified and experienced  professionals, who share a commitment to no court negotiation and settlement processes, for all types of family and relationship disputes.

Most disputes involve

emotional, financial and legal issues.

The Peacemaker teams therefore can include


  • relationship and parenting specialists - psychological counsellors for adults and teens, child specialists
  • financial specialists - financial planners, evaluators, forensic accountants,   budget specialists   and
  • legal specialists - family lawyers and mediators

To guide client individuals & families through the rough waters of conflict resolution, without going to court.

How Do We Support?


Following a comprehensive INTAKE, where clients define what they need , the best match of service or range of services is offered.

Our 'umbrella' of service includes:

  • Fast Track no court settlement,
  • Collaborative Practice with an interdisciplinary Team,
  • Mediation,
  • Parenting Plans,
  • Parent Co-ordination,
  • Individual, couple, family, teen and child counselling,
  • Family Consultation,
  • Child Specialist,
  • Financial Consultation,
  • Legal advice and
  • Drafting of relevant legal documents.
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ONE STOP SHOP


Peacemakers For Families offers a Collaborative Center

A 'one stop shop' where all the services can be provided under one roof.

No more traveling from one specialist to another. All appointments can be in the one place and all the issues can be addressed under our umbrella. Our teams are used to working together , and being in the one place, they can effectively consult and conference when required.

FAMILY IN TRANSITION


Who are the FAMILIES in TRANSITION?

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Our clients are individuals, couples and family members. They are struggling with disputes where decisions are needed to assist movement from one phase of life to another. These shifts in life, or transitions, can include relationship breakdown, which might require separation or divorce.

There can be struggles with establishing new relationships suggesting the usefulness of pre nuptial agreements, and boundary work or decision making within step-families. Decisions involving children and parenting may be needed.

Financial plans could be required for settlement in the present, and budgeting for the future. Conflict in family businesses, or estate planning and succession issues may be the focus. Adult siblings may be in disagreement with planning for elderly or infirm parents, or assistance is needed to work through issues of serious or terminal illnesses.

As many of these kinds of dispute can occur within the framework of family law, legal advocacy may be required.

OTHER SERVICES


SEPARATION & DIVORCE

We know that relationship discord is still with us. We know that sadly too often, children are still caught in the crossfire.

Our business is to provide kinder divorces. Where the thought of ending a marriage, or a committed relationship, does not bring the dread of conflict, or threat of court. We wish for resilient families post separation.

We want the children of divorce today to be the strong leaders of tomorrow.

Peacemakers for Families provides specialist expertise in separation and divorce. Peacemakers for Families is a centre of excellence. We are a single site, where couples find a safe place to work through all their issues. Where they can reach a settlement that meets their goals for themselves and their family.

They learn how to separate, together, not drive each other apart.

We offer an Interdisciplinary Team of experts in the field – family lawyers, family consultant, child specialist, and financial consultant, who assist the couple manage the storms of separation but keep the family boat afloat.

The Peacemakers for Families team includes specialists relevant to each situation and their role can include mediation, collaboration, counseling, parent co-ordination, parenting plans, financial, and legal advice. All the issues relating to separation and divorce can be addressed at our Collaborative Centre.

CRITICAL HEALTH EVENTS

The shock of sudden illness, difficult diagnoses, or ongoing management of chronic illness, can create dissension within families. The grieving associated with such circumstances can be very complex. The Peacemakers for Families team, family members and relevant medical specialists, can work together with the individual, to reach resolution of any conflict , and seek a deeper peace.

PRE NUPTIAL AGREEMENTS

'Pre-Nups' or Financial Agreements, are increasingly popular with all age groups of couples entering a new relationship. They are of interest in particular with older clients entering new relationships where assets have accumulated from the past, or for estate planning

FAMILY BUSINESS DISPUTES

Family members in business together have disputes which can range from organizational structure, role definition and responsibility, through to succession planning with the retirement or death of the founder. Financial, legal, as well as relationship issues, can become intertwined, making the involvement of an Interdisciplinary Team indispensable for meaningful conflict resolution.

WILLS & ESTATES

Whether estate planning occurs prior to, or following the loss of a loved one, family members are not always able to agree on outcomes. Financial and legal issues often have emotional implications for relationships in families. Our Peacemakers for Families teams can assist.

AGEING & ELDER CARE

Decision making with respect to such issues as residency, treatment, financial planning and wills and estates with, or on behalf of, elderly or infirm parents, can create disputes among siblings. Our Peacemakers for Families teams can assist families work through the issues and create an agreed plan