Brett Degoldi

PO Box 313
Perth, Western Australia 6909
Member since 2019
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator
Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Family Law
License(s): Legal Practice Certificate (Legal Practice Board of Western Australia)

Professional Activities

Introduction to Mediation (Relationships Australia (WA)); ~Advanced Mediation (Relationships Australia (WA)); ~Member, The Australian Psychological Society; ~Member, Law Society of Western Australia; ~Member, Family Law Practitioners Association (WA); ~Member, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia

Undergraduate Education

BSc (Hons - First Class) (Monash University, Melbourne);
LLB (University of Western Australia)

Postgraduate Education

PhD (Psychology) (Monash University, Melbourne);
LLM (University of British Columbia, Canada)

Professional Education

University of Western Australia, Law School;
University of British Columbia, Canada, Law School


A unique training and experience background makes Brett Degoldi an Australian leader in psychology and family law. He completed his Ph.D in psychology, before turning to a career in family law. An Australian trained lawyer, Dr Degoldi has recently returned from Vancouver, Canada where he trained in collaborative family law since 2004. He is a Founding Member of a Perth (Australia) Collaborative Family Law Group. He currently practises family law and collaborative family law in Perth, Australia. He is Founding Director, Collaborative Divorce Australia Pty Ltd; Collaborative Divorce Australia (CDA) was incorporated in 2006 to provide collaborative divorce education and training, for family lawyers, family dispute counselors, and the community; the CDA model is an interdisciplinary model designed specifically for Australian jurisdictions; CDA promotes interdisciplinary collaborative family law.