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.