Education: University of British Columbia, University of Western Australia
Practicing Since: 2010 (Ontario); 2001 (Western Australia)
Practice Areas: Children/Parenting matters, child support, spousal support, property, equalization, collaborative practice, mediation
A graduate of the University of Western Australia Law School and University of British Columbia Law School, Brett Degoldi was called to the bar in Western Australia in 2001 and in Ontario in 2010.
His practice is very specifically focused on family law and helping to negotiate amicable divorces and separation agreements. In 2007 he obtained a Master of Laws from UBC, with a thesis focused on Collaborative Practice.
He is a Collaborative Family Lawyer, trained mediator, a trainer of lawyers and neutral professionals, and an active member of Collaborative Divorce Toronto, York Collaborative Practice, and Collaborative Practice Simcoe County. He works closely with parenting experts and financial experts.
Brett has completed numerous mediation, negotiation and pastoral care programs, and is an ordained minister with Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. Brett provides a wholistic approach to negotiation and resolution, and is sensitive to faith-based needs to separation and divorce.
Brett also earned a PhD in psychology, and worked for a number of years as a professor in the fields of cognitive and forensic psychology.
Experienced and Approachable
Brett is a senior lawyer focused on getting fair and just results for his clients by negotiating settlements. He is passionate about creating a process that serves the unique needs of your family. His practice deals with all aspects of family law, including children/parenting matters, child support, spousal support, property division and equalization. He has a wealth of experience helping married and unmarried couples and has successfully negotiated many amicable settlements, including high net worth clients.
Brett believes in carefully listening to your concerns and needs, and will work with you to help you decide what is the best process for you.
Brett is a member of the Law Society of Ontario; and was previously a Dispute Resolution Officer (DRO) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Court Branch (Barrie).
Brett is a dual citizen of Canada and Australia. He has called Canada home since 2010. Brett has travelled widely and has also lived in Melbourne, Perth, Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and New York City.
You can reach Brett at or by calling 705-302-1136.
Brett’s credentials are as follows:
- B.Sc (Honors First Class), Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 1989
- Ph.D, Doctorate Degree in Psychology, Monash University, 1995
- LL.B, Law Degree, University of Western Australia, 2001
- LL.M, Masters Degree in Law, University of British Columbia, 2007
- M.Div, Masters Degree in Divinity, Union Theological Seminary (Columbia University, NYC)