In Canada, the law requires repayment of any money loaned between partners during the relationship. If a breakup occurs, the person who owes money has an obligation to pay their former partner back.
In Ontario, the Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. They handle any action for the payment of money or the recovery of possession of personal property where the amount claimed does not exceed $35,000. This amount excludes interest and any other costs such as court fees. Some examples of Small Claims Court cases are disputes such as unpaid invoices, loans that haven’t been repaid, and defects in a home after purchase. The amount that can be claimed was recently increased from $25,000 to $35,000 on January 1, 2020. What this means is that some cases…