Write an affidavit
Section 1: Format and introductory clauses (Must include)
I am the:
Affidavits must include certain information and be in the format required by the court. These format clauses are mandatory.
We've provided the correct title and style of cause. This will transfer to your text file. Some of the formatting clauses tell the court important information about you and your file. To complete the format clauses of your affidavit:
- In the first text box, state if this is the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., affidavit you've sworn in this court file. This helps the court know which affidavit is current.
- In the second text box, enter your full name as it's written on the Notice of Family Claim.
- In the third text box, enter the date when you'll sign and swear the affidavit with a commissioner for taking affidavits. (If this date changes, make sure to change it on your affidavit. You can do this in your text file, or by hand. If you change it by hand, make sure to initial it as well.)
- In the fourth text box, enter the Court File Number. You'll find this on your Notice of Family Claim or other court documents for the case.
- In the fifth text box, enter the Court Registry. This is the court location where your court file is. You'll find this on your Notice of Family Claim or other court documents for the case. All of the court documents for the case must be filed at this registry.
- In the text box that says Party 1, enter the full name of the Claimant as stated on your Notice of Family Claim. This could be you or the other party, depending on who filed the Notice of Family Claim. That party will be identified by the label claimant throughout the affidavit.
- In the text box that says Party 2, enter the full name of the Respondent as stated on your Notice of Family Claim. This could be you or the other party, depending on who filed the Notice of Family Claim. That party will be identified by the label respondent throughout the affidavit.
Form F30 (Rule 10-4(2) and (7))
This is the affidavit
of in this case
and was made on .
Court File No.:
In the Supreme Court of British Columbia
[Rule 21-1 of the Supreme Court Family Rules applies to all forms.]
The introductory clause is mandatory. Your affidavit must start with the statement "I, [name], [occupation], [address] swear (or affirm) that:"
In your text file, label this clause with the number 1. (See our sample affidavit). Number all clauses that come after in order.
- In the three text boxes, enter your name, occupation, and address, as directed. The occupation and address are necessary in case there's another person with the same name as you.
- In the statement below the boxes, you should see your role in the proceeding, claimant or respondent, filled in. If you don't, go back to the top of the page and click the correct button.
I, , , , swear (or affirm) that:
I am the (claimant/respondent) in this action, and as such have personal knowledge of the facts and matters herein, except where stated to be based upon information and belief, and where so stated I have named the source of the information, and believe the same to be true.
Your basic information
No matter which sections you'll be including in your affidavit, the court will need to know the details of your and the other party's relationship, such as whether you were married, how long you lived together, when you separated, and whether you have children.
- Choose the clauses that apply to you and fill in relevant details. Click Don't include for those that don't apply.
The (claimant/respondent) and I began cohabiting on or about .
The (claimant/respondent) and I were married on .
The (claimant/respondent) and I separated on .
The (claimant/respondent) and I were divorced on .
The (claimant/respondent) and I have never lived together.
The (claimant/respondent) and I are parents of the following children, who I refer to as "the children":