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Susan Blackwell
Sole Practitioner, Blackwell Family Law

Susan Blackwell

Susan is a family law lawyer working as a freelance lawyer in the Toronto area. She works with individuals and other family law lawyers on all types of family law matters, providing unbundled legal services on a project-by-project basis. Because of the varied nature of her practice, Susan has unique experience in assisting low-, mid- and high-income clients with a wide variety of family law issues, including child and spousal support, custody and access and property division.

We asked Susan about her background, practice and the challenges that she faces as a solo practitioner.

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