Court operations during COVID-19Courts are conducting family proceedings in different ways. These include in person, audioconference or videoconference, or a mix of in person and remote options, depending on the level of court. For more information, see:
Provincial (Family) Court registries provide extra free services to help people resolve their family saw issues without going to court. You must use the services your registry offers before you can file an application with the court.
Provincial Court has rules about which court registry you can use. Use the registry finder below to find out which registry you need to use and what extra services it offers.
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
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 can’t agree about what the order should say
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
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
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.