Thinking of using a gift to pay for the line of credit on your home? You may want to think carefully about your decision, but there is reason to hope that you might get at least some of your gift back in the event of a separation. Here’s why. In 2012, the scope of equalization litigation was expanded with the Court of Appeal for Ontario’s decision in Ward v. Ward. If you are thinking about using a gift to make a payment on your matrimonial home, you would be wise to consult your family lawyer first to weigh the pros and cons of your decision.
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In personal injury cases, we work on what’s called a Contingency Fee Arrangement. If your case is successful, our legal fees will be paid out of the amount you recover from the other side in a settlement or after a trial. If your case is not successful, you will not have to pay our legal fees.*
* Note that if you are unsuccessful in any kind of law suit, there is a risk that you will have to pay the legal fees of the other side in the litigation. In many cases, the risk is low. Our lawyers will explain this risk to you in further detail in your initial meeting, and will assist you in managing and mitigating this risk throughout the litigation process.