Jennifer Samara Shuber

Jennifer Samara Shuber
Beard Winter LLP
Lawyer
ADR, Family, Mediation

Jennifer Samara Shuber, a lawyer with the Toronto firm Beard Winter LLP, focuses on family law.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario in 1991, before earning her combined Bachelor of Laws and Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto in 1995. Ms. Shuber was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997.

Certified as a specialist in family law by the Law Society of Ontario and accredited as a mediator/arbitrator by the Ontario Association of Family Mediators, Ms. Shuber advises clients on all family law matters, including property, support, and child-related issues.

Representing both children and adults, Ms. Shuber has appeared at all Ontario levels of court, as well as in mediations and arbitrations. She has handled high-conflict cases, complex custody and access, and high-net-worth matters.

In addition to her legal work, Ms. Shuber lectures at the Faculties of Law and Social Work and in the combined J.D./M.S.W. Program at the University of Toronto.

She is involved in continuing education programs and speaks on various family law and mediation topics.

Ms. Shuber has authored and co-authored papers and articles on family law issues and blogs regularly for the torontofamilylawblog.ca.

She is a member of the family law section of the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, Family Mediation Canada, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, and the Ontario College of Social Workers.

Jennifer Samara Shuber In The News
Confidentiality, creativity of mediation helpful in wealthy divorces

In high-net-worth divorces where equalization and support can be more complex, parties may want to enter into more creative and flexible solutions through mediation, Toronto ... Read more

Family home is an emotional asset in a volatile market

Splitting the matrimonial home upon separation is an emotional task at the best of times but can be downright dreadful in today’s real estate landscape, Toronto family ... Read more

The 'ethical conundrum' of embryo ownership

Issues around who gets an embryo in a divorce are only going to become more prevalent, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Samara Shuber tells AdvocateDaily.com . “The ... Read more

Why I mediate: Shuber

By Jennifer Samara Shuber People often ask me why I believe in mediation. Why I mediate. I believe in mediation because, in many cases, it is a superior process to litigation ... Read more

Let me do the heavy lifting

By Jennifer Samara Shuber On Thursday I embark on a residential move. I am staying in mid-town Toronto – this isn’t a cross-country or cross-continent endeavour. ... Read more

Pets still property under the law, despite vocal opposition

While the approach may be out of date, the law still treats animals as property, Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . ... Read more

What is a divorce coach?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Divorce coaches are a relatively new phenomenon in the divorce/separation universe. Coaches have been used with much success in other areas to ... Read more

Why you should consider a marriage contract

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Couples might be hesitant about entering marriage contracts out of fear that a contract pre-supposes the demise of a relationship. I prefer to ... Read more

Survey shows people not fully aware of legal implications of marriage

A new survey on attitudes about marriage suggests Canadians may need more education about its legal implications, Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Samara Shuber tells ... Read more

Update on proposed Divorce Act amendments

By Jennifer Samara Shuber On May 22, 2018, the federal Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-78, a bill that proposes to amend, among other legislation, the  Divorce Act ... Read more

SCC, family law bar divided on habitual residence test

The Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) split decision on a child’s habitual residence in Hague Convention matters reflects the divide in the bar on the issue, Toronto ... Read more

Such a law office: Shuber

By Jennifer Samara Shuber A friend stopped by my office this morning between meetings. I gave her a quick tour of the larger firm and also brought her to see my office. Her ... Read more

Family law tips for estate and trust practitioners: part 2

A little family law familiarity can go a long way for estate and trust practitioners, says Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber . Shuber, a lawyer with ... Read more

Family law tips for estate and trust practitioners: part 1

A little family law familiarity can go a long way for estate and trust practitioners, says Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber . Shuber,   a lawyer with ... Read more

Shuber judge at 2018 Walsh moot competition

Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber will be a judge at the fourth annual Walsh Family Law Moot & Negotiation Competition. The competitive moot is presented ... Read more

Grey divorce

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Divorce does not discriminate. It happens in short marriages (the so-called “starter marriage”), in medium length marriages (eight to 20 ... Read more

Take care with reconciliation clauses in separation agreements

Reunited couples should pay close attention to the reconciliation clauses in their separation agreements to avoid being burned should they split a second time, Toronto family ... Read more

Rare cost award granted against Office of the Children's Lawyer

Costs awards can be granted against the Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL)   in rare instances, Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber  tells  ... Read more

Is January divorce month?

By Jennifer Samara Shuber Happy New Year to everyone. I hope the holidays treated you well and you have survived the deep freeze. I spent a week at a cottage on the shores of ... Read more

Judge sanctions husband's misbehaviour with $1.4-million costs award

A $1.4-million costs award shows the danger of engaging in bad behaviour during litigation, Toronto family lawyer  Jennifer Samara Shuber  tells  AdvocateDaily.com ... Read more

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