Get an order in Provincial Court

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Provincial Court provides free conflict resolution services to help families to try to sort out their differences without going to court. In certain registries, you have to use those services before you can apply for a court order. In other registries, you can choose to use these services but you don’t have to.

Families who can reach an agreement without going to court usually get better results than they would get from a judge. Coming to an agreement is also less expensive and less stressful than going to court for orders.

These guides can help you to get:

  • a final order,
  • an interim order,
  • a case management order, or
  • an order about priority parenting matters.

Final or interim orders

If you can agree about what the order will say

Get a family order in Provincial Court if you both agree

Step-by-step guide for getting a Consent Order if you and the other person in your case agree on what you want your changed order to say. The process is much easier if you can agree.

If you both agree about the arrangements you want to make, you can write a separation agreement instead of getting court orders.

If you can’t agree about what the order should say

Get a new order in Provincial Court if you can't both agree

Step-by-step guide for getting a new order if you and the other person in your case can't agree on what you want your order to say.

Case management orders

Get a case management order

You want to move your case along or address some specific concern. These orders aren't about the main issues in your case.

Orders about priority parenting matters

Get an order about priority parenting matters 

You’re dealing with a time-sensitive matter that can affect your child’s well-being, and you and the other guardian don’t agree.