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Dear Marita, I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for me. Your quiet, gentle calm wisdom kept me grounded. You were very patient and always there for me when I needed you. I really appreciate everything you did, getting my separation sorted so I could start a new life.

Elisa has been such an integral and important part of this whole process and I have felt so safe and well looked after in her hands. She has been so reliable and compassionate and amazing to deal with the whole way through and we would have been lost without her.

Hi Marita and Penelope, I just wanted to say thank you very much for such a fantastic result in Court today. The last few months have been challenging to say the least but it all paid off today. I will certainly be recommending Blackwood Family Lawyers to anyone I know going through a similar situation.

Penelope, my gratitude for all of your tireless work and support for the duration of my settlement. You have made this process straightforward and painless. I feel very lucky to have you recommended to me.

Dear Paul and Natalie, I would just like to take this opportunity to put in words my appreciation for the sterling job you both did over the last year or so to represent me… The outcome was very much in line with your advice and is testament to your professionalism. Unlike many anecdotal horror stories I've heard in recent times, you never inflated the possibilities but rather, remained realistic and consistent.

I would also like to express my gratitude to Marita for successfully guiding me through my separation. Please tell her I truly appreciate the attention to detail and the counselling she persevered in providing.

Thank you Marita, you are really thorough and on the ball in every way. I am in excellent hands and I realise that I am fortunate.

Hi Nat, Thanks also for your patience and kindness through all of this, it's really appreciated.

Hi Marita, thank you so much for all your help on this divorce, you have been amazing and supportive during this process.

Dear Marita, I wish to personally thank you and Elisa for your good and crucial work on our matter. We came to you at the peak of our distress and mess and you and Elisa untangled it.

Thanks Marita. I appreciate the advice and support you've provided (again) through the course of these issues. You've again managed to help me achieve a result I'm really happy with.

Hi Wendy, Just wanted to thank you for your expertise and calmness yesterday. Much appreciated.

Hi Marita, Thank you so much for your support, being our voice of calm and encouragement.

Thank you Penelope for the great news and all your help and hard work. You've done a great job and we crossed the finish line together.

Hi Pene. It was a great achievement today. I just want to celebrate your creativity which we were talking about today. On behalf of my whole family we want to thank you for your efforts in getting this result today. Of course this is not over, but somehow wanted to congratulate you for your brilliance which got us to where we are today.

Thanks Marita for all your help on my matter. I really do appreciate your calm, professional and ethical approach and although I don't wish to have to lean on your services again I will be sure to pass on your details if ever someone else needs some help.

Hi Penny, Just thought I would thank you again for all your services this year. It was great to have you by my side.

Dear Marita, I just want to thank you for your time and kindness… you are a remarkable lawyer with emotional intelligence.

Pene, Thanks again for your exceptional hard work and professionalism in this matter.

Marita, as you know I have been stressed up to the eyeballs the past few months with all the worry about this situation. Seeing you has given me some clarity and renewed motivation and I thank you for that.

Caroline, you've been so wonderful and such an amazing source of strength in addition to being ridiculously efficient and fantastic at your job.

Hi Sally, Thank you to yourself and Marita for your excellent help during the past 6 odd months. I feel lucky that a friend recommended Blackwood, and specifically Marita, and I'll definitely be passing on your name to anyone (touch wood) who might need help with a family law matter.

Dear Wendy, Elisa and Stephanie, I just wanted to express my thanks, you have all made this process far easier than I had anticipated. It is much appreciated.

Hi Marita and Sally, I would like to thank you both for your help and support throughout the process. Thank you again for your assistance and professionalism. It was a pleasure dealing with you both.

Thanks, Marita. Appreciate all your help and support. You've been amazing.

Dear Nat, Marita and Steph, I'd like to thank you all especially Natalie for her epic effort with this last round. I am so appreciative of the support and guidance with my somewhat combative ex 'husband'.

Marita. Thank you to Sally and yourself for all your help. I've really appreciated this, and will certainly pass on your name if I have any friends in future who need family law advice.

Marita, Thank you for this and your counsel this morning. You'll never know how valuable I find your insights and advice.

Caroline, I can't thank you enough for everything that you've done. You've been truly amazing and have made the process as simple and tolerable as I imagine it could possibly be. Your professionalism has been second to none.

Dear Marita, Thank you so much for your support and care during a period that has been highly emotional and stressful. Your authenticity, patience and thoughtfulness has made working with you easy and a relationship that we really value.

I feel very fortunate that your name was recommended to me and you assisted and guided me in what was such a stressful time in my life. I can't thank you enough for your professionalism, your direct and honest approach and overall care for my case. Thank you Marita.

Penelope, Thank you so much for today. I'm really happy with how smooth the whole process was. I am really happy with the plan moving forward so thank you again for all your hard work to get us to this point.

Caroline, Thank you so much for all your work! I am very happy with the outcome!!

Marita, I am so grateful for your help. I am able to regain my equilibrium after I speak to you, and over time my strength is beginning to return. You have been a huge part in my regaining my self-worth and my confidence. This is an immeasurable thing.

Marita, Thank you very much for all your help and assistance in this matter! To not have this continually hanging over me is a massive weight off my shoulders and I'm so thankful for all the work you have done to get to this point. To say I was extremely shocked and ecstatic at the result on Tuesday was an understatement! I am very grateful for you and your teams hard work to bring this to a close.

"Dear Marita, thank you for helping me in an areas in which I am completely out of my depth. I appreciate your expertise and your intelligence in how you have gone about my case."

"Wendy, Natalie and Stephanie, Thank you very much for your professionalism, advice and support with the trial yesterday, and your patience in dealing with my last minute submission. I am very pleased with the result, which has given me peace of mind to continue resolving the matter in the best interests of my family in a positive spirit."

"Marita, May I also take this opportunity to thank you (and your team) for all your kind assistance, patience and support throughout. While emotionally and mentally challenging at times, I am incredibly grateful for your counsel, guidance and consideration of my request to ensure that the outcome achieved was both civil and amicable."

"Dear Penelope, When I was imagining my ideal solicitor I prayed for a brave, knowledgeable, pleasant, balanced and sharp one. I've probably got even more. Thank you."

"Many thanks, Marita. I've really appreciated having you in my corner."

"Thank you for all of your support and guidance throughout this process. I definitely had no idea what I was in for, so very appreciative I had you helping guide me through it."

"Dear Marita, Thank you for your support today. I find your calm yet confident nature very reassuring."

"Penelope, your prompt action and attention to everything during this entire process has been highly appreciated. Thank you."

"Dear Sally, Marita and Stephanie, I will never forget you all and your kindness to me at a challenging time in my life. As you know I was very happy with the service and kind attention I received whilst in your hands and have made that known to any with whom I have spoken. I certainly could not go past Blackwood Family Lawyers for professionalism, respect, expertise, genuine caring and good sound advice."

"Wendy, thanks for keeping me logical and sensible."

"Thanks for all your care and help, Marita."

"Thanks Sally and Marita for keeping up the professional work. Thanks for keeping this tight for me so this will really be legally over at the end so there are no come backs on me down the track. Thanks for looking after me so well."

"Marita, thank you for your help through this mess. I cannot tell you how calming it was."

" Dear Marita, Thank you for making an unpleasant situation much much more bearable! I really appreciate all your help and guidance. Please pass on my thanks to the rest of your team."

"To all the staff at Blackwood Family Lawyers, and Stephanie and Sally, Thank you for your friendly welcoming manner towards me over the past couple of years. It all helped me over the difficult times."

"Dear Marita, I will never forget your good work on my behalf and your kindness to me. Your lovely, gentle, calming presence reassured me I was in good hands and helped me believe there would come a new day, as indeed it has! Thank you."

"Thank you so much, Wendy. I was truly impressed with your professionalism and caring nature. Yes, you are straight to the point and tough. I guess you have to be that way to handle these things and that is my view. I want to write an appreciating comment in your website and recommend you and the firm to anyone who needs your professional service. Once again thank you so much for all your help and hope to come and say hello to you when everything is sorted."

"Marita, this process has been long, emotional and sometimes harrowing for me, but I appreciate your professional efforts and your patience throughout. Thank you for making things easy and showing me a way through the thicket. I appreciate it."

"Dear Marita, Thank you for listening and understanding and for your knowledge and suggestions. And thank you for obtaining the settlement I have received. The world is a better place to have people like you in it."

"Marita, Thank you again for your calm and confident support through this. It made all the difference."

"Danielle, Thank you again for your support, the past year has been an extremely difficult and emotional journey, but thank to everyone at Blackwood the kids and I are now looking at a bright healthy happy future."

"Marita, I appreciate your advice and support. I know you are working with me rather than for me and I have every faith and confidence that you have my interests at heart."

"Thanks again, Marita. I felt very comfortable with you yesterday and appreciate your kindness."

"Marita, I will never ever forget your kindness and gentleness with me at that rather bruising time of trying to sort out my life. So many mixed emotions and vulnerability, it was such a support to know you were there working for me, almost carrying me through."

"Dear Marita, Thank you and your team, Sally and William and your front desk staff so much for all your help and professionalism in a very difficult time for me. To you Marita please ever so much remember that each and every time you greeted me it was with a smile of so much heartfelt consideration and it really helped me to get through this difficult time. What a classic you are Marita."

"Hi Marita, thank you for your time, support and guidance yesterday, it was much appreciated."

"Marita, it was lovely to meet you today. It's given me clarity and focus, thank you.

"Wendy, thank you for all your help, you have been wonderful."

"Marita, Thank you for your very caring phone message a day or two after our assessment. I should have been the one to ring you to thank you for the absolutely amazing, professional, clever, committed, enduring, caring handling of my case. Now I am ready for a whole new beginning another chance to make a life better than ever!"

"Marita, Just a quick note to let you know what really good work Sally is doing for both of us. She is very positive, diligent and a pleasure to work with; it's really refreshing to see people that take great pride in their work and the place they work for; she's a great asset to your work place.

If I had to jump out of the trenches and take "no man's land", I would have the three of you, with me, any day. Many thanks."

"Danielle, I would like to just say thank you for all your help through this tough period, you have been very understanding and compassionate towards my situation. I don't think that this whole chapter in my life would have been nearly as smooth if you were not involved."

"Wendy, thanks very much for meeting with me and your frank advice. It was appreciated and has given me some comfort in resolving my situation."

"Dear Marita, Thank you for all your support and the highly professional manner in which you handled this matter on my behalf. Yourself and your team have at all times have shown me the utmost respect and compassion in a very difficult period. There has been a high degree of relief knowing you have been there watching and keeping my interests in mind through all negotiations. The clarity of communication from your office and team is highly professional and respectful always. That matters a great deal to me, am very lucky to have met you under the circumstances. The process could have been highly stressful, and thankfully it was less so due to your manner, professional skill set and kind support. Thank you all."

"Marita, I would like to thank you and the Blackwood team for all of your assistance. I am extremely grateful for everything you have done over the last few years!"

"Could you please pass on my sincere thanks to Stephanie, as she has always gone out of her way to help me and has always been so polite and friendly."

"Thanks, Marita. Your help has been fabulous through all this. You have a calm and knowledgeable approach that is very reassuring."

"Marita, I just wanted to say a quick thank you for your time yesterday. I cannot express how comforting and reassuring it was to chat with you. Many thanks."

"Wendy, thank you for your help and support. I felt well-informed and supported throughout."

"Dear Marita, Thank you for your professional, efficient and speedy handling of these complex issues."

"Dear Paul and William, I wish to send you both my thanks in representing me with my settled legal matter. You both showed compassion and professionalism which aided me through a difficult property settlement. I will always highly recommend your law firm to friends and family."

"Marita, Thanks again for your help on this and the compassion you have shown. I really appreciate this."

"Thanks so much, Sally. I truly appreciate your help and great work."

"Wendy, I appreciate your promptness. It has been a pleasurable experience dealing with you and your staff."

"Marita, thank you for your professionalism and especially your compassion."

"Marita, thank you for performing your tasks so well, instilling me with confidence."

"Paul, I will be forever grateful to you for the support and compassion you showed me throughout and for your excellent negotiating skills, legal knowledge and experience. You achieved the best outcome possible, giving me security and allowing me to rebuild my life financially. I very much appreciated your wisdom and good humour which helped me greatly through the worst period of my life.""

"Marita and Elizabeth, thank you so much for all your assistance. You made things seamless and alleviated my stress. "

"I thank you for your assistance in all matters and extend my gratitude to Wendy for her work and always helpful advice."

"Danielle, I would like to thank Wendy and yourself for the understanding and straight forward advice and action you have taken on my behalf. "

"Dear Marita, Indeed it was a pleasure to meet with you also and in turn to feel that my current life is in genuine, caring professional hands. Thank you."

"Marita, thank you for the information you have sent me and for all your recommendations and support. Above all, thank you for making me feel comfortable in this awkward and emotional situation and for wanting what is best for me so I can start a new and better life for myself. "

"I'd like to thank you for being so helpful and straight forward in what is a very stressful situation for me. You have given me a lot of faith in your ability."

"Thanks for all your work on my matter. It's been a real comfort to know I had you and your services for expertise and support."

"Marita, thank you for being so patient with me and I really appreciate your help. You are an absolute gem."

"Thanks again Caroline for all your assistance - I've really appreciated the support and the quality of the advice."

"Marita, your commitment to providing a professional service makes you a credit to your firm but your commitment to caring for families makes you a credit to humanity. I am glad you are in my corner."

"It is reassuring to know that you have taken a genuine interest in my daughter's difficult situation and have done everything possible so far in such an expedient manner in an attempt to achieve the best possible outcome, whatever it will be."

"Marita, I want to thank you for the way you are handling this for me. I can't tell you how stressed I am but I get a lot of comfort knowing you are representing me."

"Thanks again for your most valued assistance/advice during a very challenging time."

"Thanks Caroline for all your assistance. It has been a stressful process, but I am really glad I went with you and your firm to guide me through it all. Good luck to you in the future and if I need a good family lawyer again you will be my first port of call."

"Marita, thank you for everything you have done for my brother... you are a unique, intelligent and a compassionate person. Your firm are privileged to have you on their team."

"I am so thrilled beyond measure and owe much of this outcome to your very discerning and capable hands... I feel that we were one family during this very difficult time. I cannot thank you enough."

"Thanks to Marita for professional work and excellent results."

"Many thanks to the family law team for such a positive experience."

"Caroline... your hands on involvement in this matter was second to none. It was a tricky one and you went way beyond!"

"Words fail me in attempts to express my profound appreciation to Marita and Kellie. Simply put, the professionalism and excellent judgments exhibited by all of you in the course of this long saga would remain evergreen in my heart."

"Marita's hard work, patience and the kindness she afforded me, and the efforts of the whole team are greatly appreciated."

"I would be lost without your direction and feel that I have been well looked after by the family law team."

"Marita, thank you for your kind understanding and support all through this process. "

"Caroline... I'm deeply grateful to you for all the work and time and thought you've put into this matter. Best of all, it's been very pleasant working with you. You've been very kind and thoughtful, and readily available whenever we've needed to check things throughout the process."

"Marita brought my family law matter to a close. Her professionalism, expertise and attention to the settlement of my case deserves to be commended."

"The meeting with you was very professional and as pleasant as possible given the circumstances at that time. I will have no hesitation to contact you should the need arise."

"Marita, Thank you very much for all your help. This has been a very good experience compared to what I have heard. You and your team have been utterly professional and efficient at all times."

"I must say, I feel a great deal of comfort having you on my side."

"Thank you so much for making this as stress free as possible."

"Thanks again for your support Caroline. It means a lot to me."

"Wendy and her team helped us to focus on our goal rather than letting us get bogged down in detail. Wendy also managed our expectations. Her advice was sound."

"Dear Marita, Sally and Stephanie, Thank you for your lovely warm welcome yesterday, it goes a long way towards making a difficult task less painful."

"Wendy must be commended on how she not only handled the claim, but how she handled and managed us, her clients. During this very stressful time she provided a very calm and reliable influence for us. I would highly recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in such an unfortunate position."

"Thank you for everything, Marita. If we had to go through this, the positive was in dealing with you."

"I want to thank you so much for all your help and support... You made a very stressful situation so much easier to deal with."

"Marita and Sally, again my deepest appreciation for the work you have put into assisting me during this time in my life."

"Not only were you so professional with your work, you were also so understanding and thoughtful with all the emotional side of the whole process."

"I always felt like I was in "safe hands" with you and can't thank you enough."

"At last I feel like a gigantic weight has been removed from my shoulders. Excellent work. Thanks Caroline."

"Thank you very much for the care that you have shown towards me. You have met and excelled all my expectations with your highly professional and timely advice and guidance in my divorce and personal matters. Also, particular thanks to Kellie for her consistent and excellent follow through."

"Marita, we are most grateful for your outstanding professional guidance and assistance. "

"I just want to thank you and your firm for the help with my case against the Child Support Agency last year. I won the case and, in fact, the ruling exceeded what I asked for. Thanks for all the help. It would not have been as smooth without your assistance!"

"Many thanks, Marita. You've already been of more value than you realise. Thanks again for your dispassionate views, openness and honesty."

"Kellie thanks and also for the efficient and helpful way in which you and Marita have assisted me during this process. It has been greatly appreciated."

"Thanks again for your help, support and really good advice, I felt extremely comfortable and confident that I was in good hands having you help me along the way."

"Dear Marita, You would always occupy a special place in my heart for your generosity, understanding, patience and utmost professionalism. My case appeared impossible – I had lost hope and frankly exhausted all avenues until fortune called courtesy of the person who referred me to you. Today it is history but it was very excruciatingly painful until you rescued me from the abyss."


I will never forget you all and your kindness to me at a challenging time in my life. As you know I was very happy with the service and kind attention I received whilst in your hands and have made that known to any with whom I have spoken. I certainly could not go past Blackwood Family Lawyers for professionalism, respect, expertise, genuine caring and good sound advice.

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