Welcome to Berry Family Law. If you are here, it probably means that you have questions and
are going through a difficult time.
My name is Susan Berry and I have been practicing family law in Ontario for more than 15
years. I am also divorced and a mother to two teenagers (Ack!). I thought I knew what it took to
get through a divorce, but when I experienced it in my own life, I realized that there is more than
just navigating the legal process – just as importantly, there is navigating the emotional process
What I found particularly distressing was processing the loss of hope that comes with accepting
a partnership is truly over and how it impacts every aspect of your life all at once.
Separations and divorces are difficult for everyone involved, especially if the separating couple
has children. My law firm has seen most every kind of divorce case possible and I have the
experience to plan accordingly for all scenarios, as well as knowing what will be required from
me, my firm and you throughout our time together.
I honestly enjoy helping others get through this tumultuous process. I believe knowledge is key
to making great decisions, so I will ensure that you are fully apprised of all your legal options
and obligations. It is also important that you get a fair and equitable settlement once your
divorce or separation is finalized.
Starting this process can be difficult and scary and you can overwhelm yourself with questions
of where to begin. Well, the good news is that you have already started your journey by being
here. The first step is usually the hardest and you have taken it! I would be happy to stand next
to you for every step coming up, because I know the way and can show you.
My experience taught me that every single case (and person!) is unique. It is important that
each case is handled as its own entity, tailored to your specific needs and circumstances.
Over the years, colleagues and clients ask me what my why and how I can continue to do family
law. While I do love a good trial, and take great pleasure in a well-drafted Separation
Agreement that is not why I am a family law lawyer. My answer has always been, and always
will be, it is helping people get through one of the most difficult times in their life. I want to help
you open the door to a new life, and step through it with confidence.
I am a strong believer that life is about moving forward and I bring that passion, thinking and
philosophy to work and my clients. It is important that your case is not only handled diligently,
but as quickly as possible, so you can move forward to begin a new and exciting chapter in your
I will help get you there.