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Family Law Issues Over the Holidays: Why Divorces Tend to Go Up After the New Year

In our most recent post in the holiday series blog, we looked at the importance of following COVID-19 rules. This week, we examine some of the reasons why people tend to file for divorce soon after the holiday season, and why we expect the post-holiday divorce rate might surge even higher than usual this year. …

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Family Law Issues Over the Holidays: Preparing Children For Why This Year Might Look Different Than Others

In our first blog in the holiday series, we provided some tips on how people going through separation or divorce can avoid some of the pitfalls associated with careless social media use. In this second post, we provide suggestions to our readers about how they can explain to their children why the holidays might look …

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Social Media Tips For Divorced Parents Over Holidays

Social media is a huge part of most of our lives. It serves as a way to communicate, share memories, do business, and more. In many ways, our lives are documented on social media. However, it is important to remember that for people going through separation or divorce, social media carries significant legal risks. These …

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Family Law for Estates and Trusts Practitioners Part II

Part Two of my article on what estate and trust practitioners should know about family law. http://www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-family-law-tips-for-estate-and-trust-practitioners-part-2-1.html

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Grey Divorce

Divorce does not discriminate. It happens in short marriages (the so-called “starter marriage”), in medium length marriages (8 to 20 years) and in long term marriages (20 plus years) as well. Couples who are very young, middle aged and older can all be affected. When parties in their fifties and older separate, the phenomena has …

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Judge Says Treat High Conflict Parents Like Children

In an earlier blog post, I made reference to a November 2016 decision of the Honourable Mr. Justice Pazaratz and his denunciation of the parties’ practice of videoing each other with the child.  In re-reading the Reasons in the Whidden and Ellwood case, I discovered commentary by Justice Pazaratz on a wealth of other relevant …

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