Jennifer Samara Shuber practices exclusively in the area of family law, advising clients on a wide range of issues relating to marriage and marriage breakdown. Certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada, and with experience at all levels of court in Ontario, Jennifer assists her clients with domestic contracts, property, support, and child-related issues, particularly in high conflict, complex custody and access and high net worth matters.
Highly skilled in mediation and arbitration, she is recognized as an Accredited Family Mediator by the Ontario Association for Family Mediation, and a Certified Specialist in Family Mediation by the Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario. Jennifer has also been appointed a Dispute Resolution Officer for the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto.
Leveraging her litigation and mediation skills and expertise, Jennifer’s clients benefit from her ability to both negotiate a resolution out of court and litigate successfully on their behalf. In her mediation practice, Jennifer brings her background in social work, alongside her knowledge of the law, to help clients creatively resolve their family law disputes.
Practical and solution-focused, Jennifer treats each of her clients as an individual and each case as unique. A skilled and committed advocate, Jennifer is acknowledged for presenting clients with reasonable decisions, ensuring that they understand the process and feel heard during this very emotional time in their lives. Jennifer’s clients also value her efficient and cost-effective approach. As the divorced mother of a teenage son, she brings warmth, sensitivity and a natural empathy to all her client relationships.
Jennifer writes about current issues in family law on her popular Toronto Family Law Blog. She has also authored and co-authored numerous papers and articles on family law issues, particularly on mediation/arbitration and custody and access. Actively involved in continuing education programs, she speaks on various family law and mediation topics, including parental alienation, domestic contracts and comprehensive family mediation.
Outside of her practice, Jennifer enjoys travel, yoga, fiction novels, and cottaging. She has a special fondness for canoe trips and Algonquin Park.