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I am sorry to hear that you are in this difficult situation.If the dispute over this account?
If there is a dispute about money then the only time this account could be frozen is if someone gets an injunction freezing all assets.
If the dispute is specifically about money in a specific account then it may be possible to get an order freezing that account.But it would have to be shown that there is a serious risk of your taking off with the money before a court would order that.
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I am sorry but I cannot speak to you on the telephone. I know the site offers this service but the site is based in the US. As I am a lawyer in Canada the rules of my law society prohibit me from speaking to you on the telephone as you are not my client.
I can only speak to you by posting up and back over this site.
I am here but can only continue online.
I don't know what the site tells you the calls. I don't work for the site. I am a practicing lawyer. I log into the site and I see a list of questions and choose which to answer base on my expertise.
But as well I am not sitting at a call centre so I am available all the time. I am at home as it is a Saturday.I answered you within one minute initially. Then we went up and back again. I suppose at some point you asked for a call. I only knew you were waiting for me wen you posted asking where I was.
I am here now but this is not an instant chat, there are plenty of customers waiting and on top of that I am a single parent of 4 kids all of whom are sick right now. So I am doing my best.If there is a danger of irreparable harm your lawyer could get into a judge on Monday. That is how emergency injunctions are obtained.The lawyers account would not be frozen.
This is not about seizing but about freezing. If there is a judgment later on then all the money could be seized to satisfy the judgment.RRSPs and RIFFs cannot be seized.There is no such thing as vacating the freeze. It has to be lifted by the court either on consent or pursuant to a court order.I am not advising you. I am providing you with legal information.Does that help?Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.
I said that the lawyer's account could not be frozen.No retirement pensions can ever be seized or garnished. There are exempted from these types of action. This is true of RRSPs, RIFs, OAS, CPP retirement pensions etc. They cannot be frozen.
If the lawyer has your retainer in trust it cannot be frozen or seized.
I already said that the freeze cannot be vacated unless it is by consent or a court order. I have never heard of a court saying that it can be vacated by paying double but if there is a specific amount in dispute the freeze could be lifted if that amount is paid into court.
I am a senior lawyer. I've been a lawyer since 1985. It is dangerous for a layperson to think they know more than a lawyer. The Internet sometimes causes real problems for laypeople who are struggling to understand the law.
Your questions were not clear and show a lack of basic understanding of the issues. That is fine as you are not a lawyer but to think you know more is going to harm you. I don't know why you posted this question and wanted a lawyer to answer if you are so sure you understand the issues.