Amendments to Court Rules

Provincial Court (Family) Rules Amendments

Amendments Regarding Applications under the Family Law Act for Orders for Guardianship of a Child

On February 5, 2013 amendments were made to the Provincial Court (Family) Rules prescribing use of a developed affidavit for applications under the Family Law Act for orders for guardianship of a child.  Read the Order in Council (PDF) that brought the amendments into force March 18, 2013.

The affidavit requires criminal, child protection and protection order record checks as an attachment. The consent which the applicant signs to obtain these record checks is a form (PDF) made under the Family Law Act regulations.

Amendments to Bring the Rules into Conformity with the Act and to Correct Errors

The Provincial Court (Family) Rules have been amended to bring them into conformity with the Family Law Act. As well, some other minor amendments have been made to clarify language and procedures and to correct errors. These changes came into effect on March 18, 2013 at the same time as the Family Law Act. There are also some changes to Rule 21 (Parenting after Separation Program) and Form 32 (fax cover sheet) which came into effect on July 1, 2012.

This document (PDF) provides background to these amendments. This Order in Council (PDF) brings the Rule 21 change into force. This Order in Council (PDF) brings the amendments into force March 18, 2013.

Supreme Court (Family) Rules Amendments

Amendments Regarding Applications under the Family Law Act for Orders for Guardianship of a Child

On February 5, 2013 amendments were made to the Supreme Court (Family) Rules prescribing use of a developed affidavit for applications under the Family Law Act for orders for guardianship of a child.  Read the Order in Council (PDF) bringing the amendments into force March 18, 2013.

The affidavit requires criminal, child protection and protection order record checks as an attachment. The consent which the applicant signs to obtain these record checks is a form (PDF) made under the Family Law Act regulations. 

Amendments to Bring the Rules into Conformity with the Act and to Correct Errors

The Supreme Court Family Rules have been amended to bring them into conformity with the Family Law Act. As well, some other minor amendments have been made to clarify language and procedures and to correct errors. These changes will come into effect on March 18, 2013 at the same time as the Family Law Act.

A document providing background (PDF) to these amendments is available. Read the Order in Council (PDF) bringing the amendments into force on March 18, 2013.