Funding for legal fees

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How do legal fees work?

Before exploring options to fund your legal fees, you should have a basic understanding about how legal fees work. We recommend that you start by watching this video, then go ahead and review your options below.

Divorce Financing

See if you qualify (click here).

Divorce doesn’t have to be financially devastating. Financing the funds you need to pursue legal action. Learn more here.


Crowdfunding has become very popular for funding legal and medical expenses. Consider reading this article to learn how you can pay for a lawyer with no money.

Legal Aid Ontario

The Legal Aid Certificate Program can be an effective tool to pay for legal services without any obligation to re-pay money from Legal Aid. We recommend that you start by watching this video to learn how Legal Aid works in Ontario, and find out whether or not you are eligible for a certificate.


If you own a home, you can talk to your bank about obtaining a Home Equity Line of Credit. Choose your bank from the links below to learn more: