Sharon Silbert

Sharon Silbert
FIRM:
Sharon B. Silbert Professional Corporation
POSITION:
Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Family
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St. Catharines family lawyer and mediator Sharon Silbert focuses her practice on handling her clients’ issues with minimal court involvement.

Ms. Silbert obtained her Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law after completing undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia and McMaster University.

A qualified collaborative family lawyer, Ms. Silbert is accredited as a family mediator by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation and is a member of the roster of family mediators for the Centre for Family Mediation providing court-connected mediation services at the St. Catharines family court.

A presenter in the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Mandatory Information Program for family law proceedings, Ms. Silbert has been a contributing editor for various titles of the legal encyclopedia Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.

She is a member of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, the ADR Institute of Ontario, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the Lincoln County Law Association and the Hamilton Law Association.

Sharon Silbert Posts

Decision underlines importance of financial disclosure

A recent Superior Court judgment shows the risk of discounting financial disclosure during a split, says St. Catharines family lawyer and mediator Sharon Silbert. Read more

Scorched-earth approach to family litigation backfires

In one case, the Ontario Court of Appeal (OCA) upheld a trial judge’s order that a man pay his former spouse $490,000 in costs as a result of his unreasonable conduct during a 13-day trial over the validity of their marriage contract. Read more

Case affirms confidentiality – even without specific clause

A recent Superior Court of Justice case reinforces the importance of confidentiality in mediated settlements, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells Law Times . Read more

Judge reinforces importance of confidentiality in mediation

A recent Ontario Superior Court decision underscores the importance of confidentiality for mediation matters, St. Catharines family lawyer and mediator Sharon Silbert tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Collaborative approach effective in high-stakes divorces: Silbert

There is an alternative to an acrimonious divorce for high-net-worth individuals or people with businesses, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

How divorce impacts permanent resident claims

Separation and divorce for residents who aren’t Canadian citizens doesn’t necessarily mean they will lose their status or be forced to leave the country, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Assigning monetary value to embryo may conflict with AHRA’s intent

A case involving a divorced couple fighting over the fate of an embryo highlights the tension between provisions in the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA) and the Family Law Act (FLA), St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Giving children a voice in mediation provides clarity

Including the voice of the child in mediation can shed light on how they feel about certain parenting arrangements — without going through the expensive process of a full custody and access assessment, says St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert. Read more

Happily ever after begins with prenup for more millennials

It’s no surprise that a generation that has grown up seeing relationships dissolve around them now want to enter into marriage contracts before saying ‘I do,’ St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Bill C-78 could bring ‘positive change' for children

Children in Canada will be better protected from the conflict generated by divorce proceedings if changes introduced by the federal government in May become law, says St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert. Read more

ADR in family disputes saves time, money: study

New research that shows family lawyers consider alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to be both more efficient and less expensive than litigation and acknowledges the value that family lawyers place on mediation and collaborative approaches, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Sharing co-parenting challenges can be beneficial

While co-parenting is often considered in the best interest of a child after divorce, it’s not necessarily the easiest approach for the parents, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Disclose support obligations when mortgage shopping: Silbert

This is the final instalment in a three-part series on the intersection of family law and real estate law. In this post, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert explores what those paying support need to know about how their obligations impact lending decisions . Read more

SCC ruling on child abduction of global interest

For the first time in more than two decades, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently heard an appeal on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Before selling the marital home, get a separation agreement

Part 2 of a three-part series on the intersection of family law and real estate law, St. Catharines family lawyer Sharon Silbert explores the subject of accessing proceeds from the sale of your home during a marital split. Read more