Welcome to the Toronto Family Law Blog

My practice is focused exclusively on family law. I advise clients on all types of property, support and child-related issues. I have appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. I have extensive family law experience, including in high conflict cases and complex custody and access matters.

I represent children at the centre of contested custody and access cases. As counsel to children, I provide independent information to the parties and the decision-maker (judge or arbitrator) on the children’s interests, views and preferences. I also prepare Voice of the Child Reports to document children’s wishes. By bringing the voice of the child into the process in these ways, I ensure that the result reached is child-focused.

Parenting


The children’s issues are central to any parents facing separation and/or divorce. Where will the children live? How will decisions be made regarding their upbringing? Parents are often plagued with insecurity. The following summary is designed to provide a brief explanation of the key terms and aspects of custody in Toronto family law.

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Child Support


Parents are responsible to provide for their children’s financial needs. When parents separate or divorce that obligation remains and the federal and provincial governments have passed legislation and regulations that structure and enforce the payment of child support.


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Property Rights


In Ontario, marriages are deemed to be a form of partnership. All marriages end, whether by separation or death. At their end, under Toronto family law, the spouses have a right to share in the wealth generated during the marriage. This is accomplished by equalization under the Family Law Act.

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BIG NEWS: I HAVE JOINED GELMAN AND ASSOCIATES!

BIG NEWS: I HAVE JOINED GELMAN AND ASSOCIATES!

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Very exciting news for me to have joined Gelman & Associates as a senior associate and mediator. I am thrilled to be here. Have a look at the article in Advocate Daily: https://www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-shuber-joins-gelman—associates.html

Do I Need to Return the Engagement Ring?

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Read a fun advice article quoting me on whether or not the engagement ring has to be returned if marriage never happens: https://www.thestar.com/life/fashion_style/2019/04/26/ask-the-kit-he-dumped-me-do-i-need-to-give-the-ring-back.html
Take Title to Joint Property PROPERLY!

Take Title to Joint Property PROPERLY!

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When purchasing property jointly, title matters! Have a read through my latest Advocate Daily interview on the subject. https://www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-formalize-joint-property-purchases-to-avoid-future-conflict.html

Marriage Differs from Common Law

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Common law and marriage are not the same. Worthwhile read… www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-monetary-gifts-cant-become-loans-just-because-the-marriage-is-over.html