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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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Such A Law Office

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 observation on leaving? “Such a law office.” And from that one comment, I knew exactly what she meant. My friend got me thinking. How do clients …

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Is January Divorce Month?

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 beautiful Georgian Bay. I learned a lesson my mother tried to impart for years: Hats keep your head warm. But I digress… There has been …

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Does Retirement End Spousal Support Payments?

I just read an excellent paper on retirement and its impact on the payment of spousal support which I thought might be of interest to my readers. The paper is entitled “Can a Support Payor Ever Retire?” by Jodi R Fleishman. I would be happy to provide you with a copy of the paper – …

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Family Law Trials Part IV: The Last Two Days

So I got really busy and couldn’t blog on the last two days of trial.  Lots of stuff happening.  I didn’t think anyone would notice.  Figured I would just do it later.  But, surprise, surprise.  I got notes from people asking about the trial, who want to know what happened.  I am so pleased to …

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Family Law Trials Part III: Day Three

It is 7:30 am on the morning of the third day of trial.  Yes, I slept in today.  Worked late and couldn’t move when the alarm went off at 6:00.  But still had trial dreams. Yuck. Yesterday was a good day.  The other side didn’t seem to score any points in cross of our client. …

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Family Law Trials Part II: Day Two

It is 6 am on the morning of the second day of trial.  I have been up for hours.  When I slept I dreamed of the trial.  I am reminded of what it means to live and breathe a case. We opened our case yesterday.  The judge is hard to read, nodding and listening and …

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Family Law Trials Part I – The Preparation

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. How do you get to trial? Prepare, prepare, prepare. I am a week away from a family law trial. I am busy preparing: compiling briefs of all of the material that has to be served and filed, culling all of the documents I want to …

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