Court forms

Here are links to the Provincial and Supreme Court forms used in the self-help guides on this site, as well as some links to sample completed forms. Choose your court below to see the links to the forms. To find out what to do with the forms after you've completed them, follow the step-by-step instructions in our self-help guides.

Important: Most of the PDF forms are stored on the Court Services Branch website: Supreme CourtProvincial Court. Most of the sample forms are on JP Boyd on Family Law: Supreme CourtProvincial Court. We just link to them here for your convenience.

Click on a table heading to sort the list.

Name Form number Description
Affidavit (guardianship, Supreme Court)
PDF
F101 

Use this special Affidavit to apply to become the guardian of a child if you are a parent who doesn't have guardianship or a non-parent (relative or non-relative) who wants to become the child's guardian. An affidavit is a written statement that contains facts that you swear or affirm to be true to support your case. See How can you become a guardian? for more information about how to apply for guardianship.

Affidavit (Supreme Court)
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F30 

A document that states facts that you swear under oath or affirm to be true in front of a commissioner for taking affidavits (could be a lawyer or notary public). Use this form to create an affidavit:

  • About income if you and the other party agree about the child support payor's income, but the payor doesn't have a copy of a recent income tax return/assessment to attach to the Agreement as to Annual Income (to explain why not).
  • In response to an application for interim family orders (when the parties don't agree).
  • In response to an application to change family orders for child or spousal support and/or parenting (when the parties don't agree).
  • To apply for alternative (substituted) service if you're applying to a judge/master for permission to serve documents in a different way than what's set out in the court rules (for example, because the other party is avoiding service).
  • To support an application for an interim family order (when the parties don't agree on the terms of the order).
  • To support an application to change a family order for child or spousal support and/or parenting (when the parties don't agree).
  • To postpone a Judicial Case Conference.
Affidavit in Support of Order to Waive Fees
PDF | Word
F86 

Use this form to list the facts that support your application for an order that says you don't have to pay court fees if you can't afford them. This affidavit must be sworn or affirmed.

Affidavit of Ordinary Service
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F16 

Use this form to prove in court that court documents have been delivered to the person they're intended for according to the rules of court.

Affidavit of Personal Service
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F15 

Use this form to prove in court that court documents have been personally delivered, by someone other than the parties involved, to the person they're intended for, according to the rules of court.

Affidavit — Desk Order Divorce
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F38 

Use this form to set out the required facts of the marriage and separation, and to give information about the children, if any, in an application for an undefended (uncontested) sole or joint divorce. It may also be used to apply for a consent order if you've resolved all the issues in your case but don't need a divorce (because, for example, you aren't married).

Agreement as to Annual Income
PDF | Word
F9 

Use this form if both parties agree on the income of the party who'll be paying child support. This form is simpler to complete than a Financial Statement (Form F8), and you won't need to swear or affirm the contents.

Application Record cover page
PDF | Word
 

If you're going to Chambers, you need to create an Application Record, a loose-leaf ring binder that contains photocopies of the information and evidence you'll give to the judge/master. Use this form to create a cover page for the Application Record.

Application Record Index
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
 

If you're going to Chambers, you need to create an Application Record, a loose-leaf ring binder that contains photocopies of the information and evidence you'll give to the judge/master. Use this form to create the table of contents and list all the documents in your Application Record.

Application Response
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F32 Use this form to respond to a Notice of Application (F31).
Appointment
PDF
F55 

Use this form to book a time with the registrar to work out the terms of an order when you and the other party can't agree about what the judge ordered.

Certificate of Divorce
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F56 

This form proves that you're divorced. It is signed and issued by the court registrar after your divorce is final.

Certificate of Pleadings
PDF | Word
F36 

Use this form when you file your application for divorce. The court registrar must sign it to verify that your documents are in order before they send them to the judge.

Child Support Affidavit
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F37 

Use this form to outline what financial arrangements have been made for the children if you're applying for an undefended (uncontested) sole or joint divorce or to get a final consent order when all the issues are settled and you don't need a divorce.

Consent Order (Supreme Court)
PDF | Word
F33 

Use this form if you're applying for an interim order or an order to change a final order, and you and the other party agree on what the order should say.

Counterclaim
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F5 

Use this form to ask the court to make the orders you want for child or spousal support, parenting, or about family property or debt if you're responding to a Notice of Family Claim (F3). This document tells the court more about you and your spouse, the details of your marriage (relationship) and separation, and everything that you want the court to order.

Demand
PDF
F99 

If you want the other party to use the new forms instead of documents filed before July 1, 2010, you can complete and serve a Demand (F99) on the other party, and the other party must file the requested document within 21 days of being served with the Demand.

Electronic Filing Statement
PDF
F96 

Use this form to confirm that the document you've e-filed shows your original signature and is a true copy of the original paper version of the document that you filed electronically.

Fax Cover Sheet
PDF
F95 

Use this form as a cover sheet when faxing documents to the court registry.

Final Order
PDF | Word
F52 

Use this form to set out the details of what you are asking the court to order after a hearing (except for a changed order, interim order, or order made without notice and without a hearing). For example, use it if you're making a joint or sole application for an undefended divorce. This form will become the final order for your divorce once it has been signed by the judge.

Financial Statement
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F8 

Use this form to tell the judge/master about your income, expenses, assets, and debts. Must be filed in some cases if you apply for child support, and in all cases when you apply for or respond to an application for spousal support or respond to an application for child support. See How to deal with a Supreme Court Financial Statement (Form F8) for information on how to fill out this form and what to do with it.

Litigants' Guide to Judicial Case Conferences
PDF
 

This isn't actually a form, but rather a guide to Judicial Case Conferences (JCC). Read it to prepare for your JCC.

Notice for Publication
PDF
F11 

Use this form to let the other party know that you've filed a Notice of Family Claim (F3) or Counterclaim (F5) by publishing a "legal notice" in, for example, the classified section of the local newspaper. The court may allow this alternative method of personal service if the person to be served can't be found or is avoiding service of the documents.

Notice of Address for Service
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F10 

Use this form to add or change the address at which you want to have documents served on you. You must fill out the form, file it at the court registry, and have it served on the other party before the change will take effect.

Notice of Application
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F31 

Use this form if you've filed a Notice of Family Claim (F3) and are applying for an interim order or applying to change an order. You can also use this form to enforce a parenting order or agreement, or to set aside an agreement. It sets out what type of order you want, what evidence you'll use, what the legal basis is for the order, and how long you think the hearing will take.

Notice of Discontinuance
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F39 

Use this form to end all or part of a family law case. This notice can be given only if a Notice of Trial (F44) hasn't been filed.

Notice of Family Claim
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F3 

Use this form to start most family law cases, including an application for parenting, child or spousal support, or family property and debt orders. It sets out information about you and the other party, your relationship, and the final orders you want. If you're applying jointly with your spouse for any of these orders and/or a divorce, use a Notice of Joint Family Claim (F1).

Tip: The five schedules are in the PDF form but they don't appear when you first open the file. To make them appear, either:

  • Click "Fill In Form" at the top of the form, then tick the appropriate boxes under "My Claims" on page 2 (as soon as you tick each of the first five options, the schedule for that option appears at the bottom of the form). OR
  • Click "Prepare Paper Copy" at the top of the form and all five of the schedules will appear so you can print the form and fill it out by hand.
Notice of Intention to Proceed
PDF | Word
F48 

Use this form if there's been a delay of a year or more in your Supreme Court action (that is, no step has been taken) and you want to start it up again. This form notifies the other party that you want to continue with the court action, even though you may seem to have abandoned it.

Notice of Joint Family Claim
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F1 

Use this form to start an application for an undefended family law case if you're applying jointly with your spouse. You must agree on how to settle all your issues. This form sets out information about you and the other party, about your relationship, and about the final order you want.

Tip: The five schedules are in the PDF form but they don't appear when you first open the file. To make them appear, either:

  • Click "Fill In Form" at the top of the form, then tick the appropriate boxes under "I am asking for the following:" on page 1 (as soon as you tick each of the first five options, the schedule for that option appears at the bottom of the form). OR
  • Click "Prepare Paper Copy" at the top of the form and all five of the schedules will appear so you can print the form and fill it out by hand.
Notice of Judicial Case Conference
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F19 

File this form at the court registry to request a date and time for your Judicial Case Conference (JCC) and give it to the other party to let them know the date and time of the JCC. You're required to set and attend a JCC before applying for most contested family orders. There are some exceptions. See the relevant self-help guide for more information.

Notice of Withdrawal
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F40 

Use this form if you change your mind and want to withdraw your Response to Family Claim (F4) or any of the individual claims made in your Response.

Notice of Withdrawal from Joint Family Law Case
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F2 

Use this form if you decide you disagree with any claim filed in a Notice of Joint Family Claim (F1), and you no longer agree on the orders you want the court to make.

Notice of Withdrawal in Family Law Case in Which a Divorce Is Claimed
PDF
F7 

Use this form when you change your mind about any claim filed in a Notice of Family Claim (F3), a Response to Family Claim (F4), a Counterclaim (F5), or a Response to Counterclaim (F6) and you want to officially withdraw something you have put in one of these documents.

Order Made After Application
PDF | Word
F51 

Use this form when you apply for an interim order or an order to vary (change) an existing order and the other party doesn't agree. Set out the details of what you want the judge to order. If the judge/master decides to grant the order you asked for, he or she will sign the form and it will become an official court order.

Order Made Without Notice
PDF
F34 

Use this form when you apply for an order without providing notice to the other party. Set out the details of what you want the judge/master to order. If the judge/master decides to grant the order you ask for, he or she will sign the form and it will become an official court order.

Order to Waive Fees
PDF | Word
F85 

Use this form to draft the details of what you want the judge to order when you apply for an order to waive fees because you can't afford to pay court fees. If the judge/master decides to grant the order you ask for, he or she will sign the form and it will become an official court order.

Petition to the Court
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F73 

Use this form to start some types of family law cases, including when you apply to change a support or custody order made under the Divorce Act by a court outside BC if there is no existing family law case in BC. Other types of cases started by petition are listed in Supreme Court Family Rule 3-1.

Protection Order (Supreme Court)
PDF
F54 

Use this form to set out the details of what you want the court to order when you apply for an order to protect you or a family member. If the judge/master decides to grant the order you ask for, he or she will sign the form and it will become an official court order.

Registration of Divorce
PDF
JUS 280 Use this form to register your divorce application with the federal government.
Requisition
PDF | Word
F17 

Use this requisition to request something from the court or to accompany documents you're filing (for example, when you apply for a consent order or to apply for an exemption from a JCC). The self-help guides on this site set out when you need to use a Requisition (F17).

Requisition (undefended family law case)
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F35 

Use this requisition for an undefended (uncontested) family law case (for example, a desk order divorce). This form lists the documents that are filed with your application for an undefended family law case. You must file all the necessary documents or your application will be rejected.

Requisition for Consent Order or for Order Without Notice
PDF | Word
F29 

Use this requisition when you apply for an order where both parties agree or where no notice has been given to the other party. Or use it to apply for an order for substituted service (once you've tried everything you can to serve the documents on the other party). The requisition informs the court registry that you're applying for one of these orders.

Response to Counterclaim
PDF
Sample (PDF)
F6 

Use this form to respond to the other party's Counterclaim (F5).

Response to Family Claim
PDF | Word
Sample (PDF)
F4 

Use this form to respond to the other party's Notice of Family Claim (F3).

Summons to a Committal Hearing Under the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act
PDF
F64 

If your spouse continues to fail to pay child/spousal support (maintenance), use this form to ask the judge/master to order your spouse to attend a court hearing and explain. If your spouse doesn’t appear, he or she can be arrested and jailed.

Summons to a Default Hearing Under the Family Maintenance Enforcement Act
PDF
F63 

If your spouse fails to pay support/maintenance, use this form to ask the judge/master to order your spouse to attend a court hearing and explain.

Click on a table heading to sort the list.

Name Form number Description
Affidavit (guardianship, Provincial Court)
PDF
34

Use this special Affidavit to apply to become the guardian of a child if you are a parent who doesn't have guardianship or a non-parent (relative or non-relative) who wants to become the child's guardian. An affidavit is a written statement that contains facts that you swear or affirm to be true to support your case. See How can you become a guardian? for more information about how to apply for guardianship.

Affidavit (Provincial Court)
PDF
17

Use this form to create a document that states facts that you want to present to the court when you apply for an order (for example, for guardianship or support) and that you swear under oath or affirm to be true. A lawyer, notary public, or commissioner for taking affidavits must witness your signature.

Application Respecting Existing Orders or Agreements
PDF
Sample (PDF)
2

Use this form to apply to change, terminate (end), or suspend (put on hold) an existing Provincial Court order, or to set aside a part of, or replace, an agreement, if your circumstances have changed since the order was made/agreement was filed.

Application to Obtain an Order
PDF
Sample (PDF)
1

Use this form to apply for a new order in Provincial Court, including an order for parenting or child or spousal support. It sets out information about you and the other party, your relationship, and the final orders you want.

Consent
PDF
19

Use this form as part of your application for an order when you and the other party agree on the terms of your court order.

Consent Order (Provincial Court)
PDF
20

Use this form to draft an order when you and the other party agree on the terms of your court order. Once the judge signs it, this becomes your consent order.

Financial Statement (Provincial Court)
PDF
Sample (PDF)
4

Use this Provincial Court form to tell the judge about your income, expenses, assets, and debts. Must be filed in some cases if you apply for child support, and in all cases when you apply for or respond to an application for spousal support or respond to an application for child support. See How to deal with a Provincial Court Financial Statement (Form 4) for information on how to fill out this form and what to do with it.

Notice by Advertisement
PDF
12

Use this form to let the other party know that you've filed an application for a Provincial Court order by publishing a "legal notice" in, for example, the classified section of the local newspaper. The court may allow this alternative method of personal service if the person to be served can't be found or is avoiding service of the documents.

Notice of Motion
PDF
Sample (PDF)
16

Use this form to apply for an interim or procedural order in Provincial Court after you’ve started your case by filing either an Application to Obtain an Order or an Application Respecting Existing Orders or Agreements.

Notice of Motion in Maintenance Enforcement Proceedings
PDF
24

Use this form to ask a judge to make an order to deal with any side issue related to enforcing a maintenance order.

Protection Order (Provincial Court)
PDF
25

This form sets out conditions for the person named in the order to follow that are meant to protect a family member from family violence. When the judge makes the protection order, the court clerk fills out the form and, once the judge signs it, it becomes an official court order.

Referral Request
PDF
6

Use this form to confirm that you met with a family justice counsellor and to set out the results of that meeting.

Reply
PDF
Sample (PDF)
3

Use this form to respond to an application in Provincial Court for a new order (or to change an order) by the other party. In this form, you can explain what parts of the application you agree with and what parts you don’t agree with. You can also ask the court to make the orders you want by filling out the Counterclaim portion of the form.

Request
PDF
18

Use this form to request a desk consent order, so that a court appearance isn’t required.

Statement of Finances (FMEA)
PDF
073

Use this form to provide financial information to the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program (FMEP) if you are a maintenance payor and your maintenance order is enrolled with the FMEP.

More about the Provincial Court forms

See the Court Services Branch Family Court Forms page for a list of all the blank forms available.

You can also get free printed forms from the Family Court registry in your community.

Name Form number Description
Claim and Request for Information and Notice
PDF
P1 Use this form to give notice to your ex-spouse's pension plan that you are claiming an interest in the pension.

Appointment of Standby or Testamentary Guardian
PDF

2 Use this form to name a stand-by or testamentary guardian for your children in case you're no longer able to look after them. For more information, see What will happen if you die or can't take care of your child?

Problems?

I can't find the form I want

If the Supreme Court form you need isn't listed above, you can find it on the Court Services Branch Supreme Court Family Rules — Forms page.

If the Provincial Court form you need isn't listed above, you can find it on the Court Services Branch Family Court Forms page.

Some of the Supreme Court and Provincial Court forms are available in Microsoft Word format on the JP Boyd on Family Law Wikibook.

The PDF form won't open or I get an error message

Some of the PDF forms may not open in Firefox, Safari, Chrome, or other browsers. If the form won't load properly, save the PDF file (right click and choose "Save target as" or "Save link as"), and open it using Acrobat Reader on your computer.

I need someone to help me

If you want in-person help, see Filling out court forms — Who can help. If you're in Vancouver, the Vancouver Justice Access Centre's Self-Help and Information Services can help you.

Questions about the Supreme Court forms?

Can't figure out how to get started?

The following forms are somewhat complicated:

  • Counterclaim (F5)
  • Final Order (F52)
  • Notice of Application (F31)
  • Notice of Family Claim (F3)
  • Notice of Joint Family Claim (F1)
  • Response to Counterclaim (F6)
  • Response to Family Claim (F4)

To get additional instructions and answers to your technical questions about these forms, you have three options:

  1. Watch How to Use the Supreme Court Family Forms (video).
  2. Read our fact sheet Frequently asked technical questions about the Supreme Court family forms.
  3. See the Supreme Court Civil and Family Forms "How To" Guide on the Court Services Branch website.

Trying to figure out how the generated forms work?

When you first open certain Supreme Court forms (see list below), only part of the form appears:

  1. After you fill out the first part, click Generate Form. The rest of the form will appear. What sections it contains depends on what you filled out in the first part.
  2. Fill out the rest and click This form is complete and ready for submission.
  3. Click Save Form (if you want to save the form as a PDF).
  4. Click Click here to PRINT Form.
  • Affidavit — Desk Order Divorce (F38)
  • Child Support Affidavit (F37)
  • Final Order (F52)
  • Order to Waive Fees (F85)
  • Protection Order (F54)

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