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COVID-19 and Meeting the “Urgency Test”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, courts have had to consider parties’ requests to hear motions and decide whether a matter meets the “urgency test” (set out below) on a case-by-case basis. In a recent decision, an Ontario court considered whether a mother’s motion met this test in the context of a more recent notice to …

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Very exciting news for me to have joined Gelman & Associates as a senior associate and mediator. I am thrilled to be here. Have a look at the article in Advocate Daily: https://www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-shuber-joins-gelman—associates.html

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Do I Need to Return the Engagement Ring?

Read a fun advice article quoting me on whether or not the engagement ring has to be returned if marriage never happens: https://www.thestar.com/life/fashion_style/2019/04/26/ask-the-kit-he-dumped-me-do-i-need-to-give-the-ring-back.html

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Marriage Differs from Common Law

Common law and marriage are not the same. Worthwhile read… www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-monetary-gifts-cant-become-loans-just-because-the-marriage-is-over.html

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Family Law for Millennials

Please have a look at my article with Kim Gale on the differences between marriage and common law on the law for millennials website: https://lawformillennials.com/marriage/

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Ontario Bar Association ADR Executive

I am pleased to be joining the Ontario Bar Association’s ADR executive for another year.  This team is creative and dynamic.  I am excited to see what the year brings.  For example, be sure to check out the Mediation Bootcamp program I am co-chairing September 24, 2018. Interesting topics and great speakers! Registration is open …

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Pets Are Still Property

Check out my latest Advocate Daily interview about who gets the pet when you break up…. https://www.advocatedaily.com/jennifer-samara-shuber-pets-still-property-under-the-law-despite-vocal-opposition.html

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Update on proposed Divorce Act Amendments

On May 22, 2018, the federal Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-78, a Bill that proposes to amend, among other legislation, the Divorce Act; Canada’s federal family law statute governing divorce, separation and parenting. The amendments are designed to respond to the public (and the legal profession’s) desire for the law to better reflect the …

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Grey Divorce Presentation

I will be presenting on the topic of grey divorce at the ILCO conference this month. See article http://www.beardwinter.com/news/post/jennifer-shuber-speaks-ilco-grey-divorce/

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