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How to get an interim family order

About these guides

These guides include:

  • step-by-step instructions on how to get an interim family order in Provincial or Supreme Court order when both parties agree,
  • information about the law that applies to getting family orders in Provincial or Supreme Court,
  • links to blank forms you'll need, and
  • information about what happens when you get into court and how to represent yourself if you don't have a lawyer.

Important: Before you use this guide, you must start a family law case. Depending on your situation, there are two ways to do this:

To start a new case (you don't have an order already), see our self-help guide How to start or respond to a family law case to get a new order.

To change a court order, see our self-help guide How to start or respond to a family law case to change an order.

Once you've followed the steps in one of these guides, you can apply for an interim consent order using this guide.

If you and the other party agree on what you want in a final order, see our self-help guide How to get a final family order in Supreme Court if you both agree.

Who these guides are for

These self-help guides are for you if:

  • you want an interim order; and
  • you and the other party agree about what the order should say. (An order you both agree on is called a consent order.)

If you have children, these guides can help you get interim orders before you apply for a divorce using our do-your-own divorce guides to get an undefended divorce. These guides won't tell you how to apply for a divorce.

Choose Provincial or Supreme Court

You can get a parenting or support consent order from either the Provincial (Family) Court of British Columbia or the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

To decide which court you should apply to, see our fact sheet Do you need to go to Provincial (Family) Court or Supreme Court?. Our fact sheet Which laws apply to your case? has information about which law(s) you can use to get your order.

Once you have the information you need, select the appropriate court below.