July 14, 2017 by : in
Announcements Feature
Jennifer Samara Shuber receives Family Dispute Mediation Certification
Beard Winter LLP congratulates Jennifer Samara Shuber on her recent certification as a Specialist in Mediation from the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario.  FDRIO is a self-regulating or More...
Title trumps: the effect of placing a property in joint tenancy – by Jennifer Samara Shuber
recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision has confirmed that placing a property in joint tenancy means sharing the property equally on relationship breakdown. The question before the cour More...
June 12, 2017 by : in
Events Feature
Speaker Series Event with Mark Kingwell
The Beard Winter LLP Commercial Group gathered with colleagues and clients at Le Select Bistro on June 8th for their 5th annual Speaker Series dinner event. This year Mark Kingwell, Professor of Phil More...
Protecting gifts and inheritances in family law – by Jennifer Samara Shuber

In Ontario, marriages are deemed to be a form of economic partnership. As such, at the end of the marriage, under Ontario law, the spouses have a right to share in the wealth generated during the marr More...

Judge says treat high conflict parents like children – by Jennifer Samara Shuber
In an earlier blog post, I made reference to a November 2016 decision of the Honourable Mr. Justice Alex Pazaratz and his denunciation of the parties’ practice of videoing each other with the child. More...
Weak OCL reports damage the chances of settlement – by Jennifer Samara Shuber
Weak reports by the Office of the Children’s Lawyer (OCL) may reduce the chances of out-of-court settlements in heated custody battles, says Toronto family lawyer Jennifer Samara Shuber. In a rece More...
March 21, 2017 by : in
Stopping Cellphone Videoing in Custody Cases – by Jennifer Samara Shuber
Cellphone videos and photos have become an epidemic in family law cases.  Almost every client who comes in the door wants to show me a video of his or her spouse behaving badly.  This is particularl More...
March 15, 2017 by : in
Relationship Tips: Talk, Listen and Love – by Jennifer Samara Shuber
A television show got me wondering about whether I had any advice for people who want to stay married, based on the experience I have had with parties getting divorced.  So here goes. Read the articl More...
March 7, 2017 by : in
Articles Feature News
Unwanted child is no grounds to sue mom for alleged lie about taking the pill

Audrey Shecter comments on Bonkalo report recommending a physician who unwillingly became a father after a brief fling has no grounds to sue the woman for emotional harm  -  even if she allegedly li More...

March 1, 2017 by : in
Announcements News
Congratulations to Jennifer Samara Shuber on her 20th Anniversary
Beard Winter LLP and her colleagues in the Family Law Group wish to congratulate Jennifer Samara Shuber as she celebrates her 20th anniversary of being called to the bar this month. While she jokes More...