My Children

What about our kids?

My Money

How is it divided?


When will the pain stop?

The Process

What happens next?

Resolving Family Conflict with Heart.

Separation and divorce. These two words can make you feel like your life has turned upside down. You may feel confused, angry, disappointed and scared about your future and the future of your family. You may find yourself asking: What about the kids? How do we split our property? Will I have enough money? How does it all work?

We can help answer these questions. We have offered advice to hundreds of people just like you on important issues such as custody, access, child and spousal support, alimony, property division and equalization. We help our clients obtain realistic and long-lasting solutions to their difficult and emotional situations.

Galbraith Family Law has offices in Barrie, Orillia & Newmarket.


Galbraith Family Law

At Galbraith Family Law, we have an excellent team of staff and lawyers to serve our clients’ interests.


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Family Law Blog

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  • Difference Between Shared and Joint Custody

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What was a difficult first step to meet with a lawyer to start the process of legal separation turned into a nine month journey to go from married and living together to separated and living apart. The birthing of a new phase of my family life. Although the emotions ran high with frustration, anger, sadness, and confusion, I can now look back and see a journey in which I have learned so much and have became a stronger person from the experience. And I have to give Dr. Brett Degoldi credit for helping me through that journey. Beyond Brett's incredible negotiation skills, his sincere caring about his clients made all the difference in getting to the signed separation agreement. My goals were to make sure that my kids remained front and centre in the decisions and that we did not go to court: mission accomplished! Thank you for helping my family make this transition.

- Debbie-Jane Stansfield, Barrie

Brian Galbraith turned a very tense situation with my ex and her lawyer into a non-adversarial, solution-oriented environment that produced a separation agreement reflecting both parties' interests. Now we are past the traumatic stage and can communicate effectively about issues as they arise. This is especially important for our children's well-being. The Collaborative Family Law process helps avoid winner-loser results which preclude long term healing and it avoids court battles which dissipate the family's assets in legal costs.

- Bryan Q., Barrie

Contact Us

Barrie Office:
124 Dunlop Street West
Barrie, ON L4N 1B1
Phone: (705) 727-4242
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Orillia Office:
74 Mississaga Street East
Orillia, ON L3V 1V5
Phone: (705) 418-0901
Newmarket Office:
1195 Stellar Drive, Unit 4
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B8
Phone: (289) 319-0634

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