I've been served with a Provincial Court form

You've been served with a Provincial Court form.

Next, look at the name of the form. What form do you have?

Application to Obtain an Order (Form 1)

The Application to Obtain an Order (Form 1) is used when someone is starting a family law case so they can apply for a new court order for:

Follow the steps in this guide to respond:

Respond to an application to get a new order in Provincial Court

Step-by-step guide for how to respond to an application to get a new Provincial Court order.

Application Respecting Existing Orders or Agreements (Form 2)

The Application Respecting Existing Orders or Agreements (Form 2) is used when someone wants a court order to change an existing order or an agreement that's filed with the court. This order or agreement might be about:

  • guardianship, parenting arrangements, or contact with a child; or
  • child or spousal support.

Check the other documents served on you with the application. If they've attached financial information, like a Financial Statement, the other person is likely to be asking for a change to your support arrangements.

If there's a copy of your existing court order attached to the documents served on you, choose this guide:

Respond to an application to change an order in Provincial Court

Step-by-step guide for how to respond to an application to change an existing court order.

If there's a copy of your separation agreement attached to the documents served on you, choose this guide:

Respond to an application to set aside all or part of an agreement in Provincial Court

Step-by-step guide for how to respond to an application to get an order to set aside (change) all or part of an agreement.

Notice of Motion (Form 16)

A Notice of Motion (Form 16) can be used in many court processes. The most common processes are when someone wants to:

  • enforce an order or agreement (they think you're not doing what a court order or agreement says you should); or
  • get an interim (temporary) order.

It'll say on the Notice of Motion what the other person is applying for.

Respond to an application to enforce a parenting agreement or order in Provincial Court

Step-by-step guide for how to respond if the other person is applying to enforce an existing order or agreement.

Respond to an application to get an interim family order in Provincial Court

Step-by-step guide for how to respond if the other person is applying to get an interim order.

Notice of Hearing (notice of a court date)

If you receive a notice of a scheduled court date, then the other person has already started a family law case and you've sent them your Reply (Form 3). You and the other person still aren't able to agree about all the issues in your orders, so you might have to appear in court.

Choose this guide if the other person is applying to get a new order:

Respond to an application to get a final family order in Provincial Court

Step-by-step guide for how to respond if the other person is applying to get a new final order.

Choose this guide if the other person is applying to change an existing order:

Respond to an application to change a family order in Provincial Court

Step-by-step guide for how to respond if the other person is applying to change an order.