Jeffrey A. Behrendt

Lawyer |

Jeffrey attended the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario on both a Descartes Scholarship and a Canada Scholarship. In 1993, he graduated on the Dean’s Honour’s List with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. In 1996, he graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in Toronto. While in law school, Jeffrey was an Associate Editor of the University of Toronto Law Review. Jeffrey continued his education in England, graduating with Merit in 1998 with a Master of Laws Degree from King’s College London. He was called to the bar in Ontario in 2000.

Jeffrey’s practice is devoted to family law. He focuses on helping his clients reduce the pain and expense of their divorces.

Jeffrey has advocated for his clients in the Superior Court of Justice and on appeals at the Divisional Court. He is experienced in negotiating and litigating the contested issues of support, child custody and access, and division of property, as well as drafting the essential documents involved in family law, such as marriage contract, cohabitation agreements, and separation agreements.

He has published many family law books as well as numerous articles in Law Now Magazine. He has given talks on family law at various locations and he has also taught law to paralegal students at Herzing College.

Jeffrey is happy to provide legal services in English.

Competencies for Jeffrey

  • Separation and Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Domestic Contracts
  • Division of Property
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution


(613) 445-3923 (ext: 104)


What you should know about Jeffrey:

When Jeffrey is not working, he loves bicycling and cooking with his son, and teaching him how to negotiate. Jeffrey lives in Embrun with his partner and his teenage son.