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Notices/Forms Family

Many of the Federal Divorce Act changes come into effect March 1, 2021. Learn more at the following links:

The Divorce Act Changes Explained

Legislative Background

The Bill C-78 Divorce Act Changes: What you need to know (Webinars)

Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments (Webinar)

As of March 1, 2021, there are new Ontario court forms to be used for Family Law matters. Make sure you are using the most recent forms here.

Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020, S.O. 2020, c. 25 - Bill 207 on e-Laws

Bill 207, Moving Ontario Family Law Forward Act, 2020

Recent Notices

Supplementary Notice to the Profession and Litigants in Civil and Family Matters Regarding the CaseLines Pilot, E-Filing and Fee Sharing (September 2, 2020) - UPDATED April 9, 2021

Notice to the Profession and Public Regarding Court Proceedings – April 8, 2021 UPDATE

Expansion of CaseLines and Tip Sheet for Hearings - March 31, 2021

Family CaseLines Demonstration:

April 13, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 2:00PM:  Passcode: 976060 

Notice to the Profession – Central East Region – Spring 2021 Family Trial Sittings - Feb 16, 2021

Notice to the Profession and Family Law Litigants – Protocol for Family and Child Protection Matters in the Superior Court of Justice, Central East Region (Effective January 4, 2021)

Related Notices and Guides (Justice Jarvis):

  1. Case Conference Handout - updated January 29, 2021
  2. Settlement Conference Handout - updated January 29, 2021
  3. Affidavit for Divorce Guide - effective Jan 18, 2021

As well, the DRO program is restarting effective March 1, 2021 (two DROs on Mondays and Fridays for the month of March at this time, one DRO on those days (at this time) for April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022). The DROs will be dealing with Motion to Change proceedings and parties will be expected to comply with the Family Law Rules governing Case Conferences (hence the handout above).

Documents submitted to the court in electronic format – Document naming protocol - Effective January 11, 2021 (Can also be found in the notice re Expanded Operations of the SCJ at Part C s.8)

Consolidated Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused Persons, Public and the Media Re Expanded Operations of Ontario Superior Court of Justice effective May 19, 2020 (May 13, 2020)  - Latest update effective April 1, 2021

Notice to Profession: Changes to the Family Law Rules in force August 1 and September 1, 2020

     New Forms: 15 Motion to Change    15B Response to Motion to Change

New O. Reg. 431/20: ADMINISTERING OATH OR DECLARATION REMOTELY under Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Act - August 1, 2020   Summary from Ontario's Regulatory Registry

Mandatory Information Session (MIP) Scheduling (Newmarket) - Effective July 27, 2020

NOTICE to the LEGAL PROFESSION and the PUBLIC regarding the use of online claims services - July 6, 2020

COVID 19: Reopening Courtrooms (July 6, 2020) - Updated regularly 

Family Motions Information – Central East

Notice to the Profession, Litigants, Accused, Media and Members of the Public (June 25, 2020)

Order of the Chief Justice Adjourning Child Protection Matters SCJ - May 6, 2020

Superseded Notices

    Pre-Covid Info

    Ontario's Family Law Limited Scope Services Project

    Family Duty Counsel Services as of November 18, 2019

    How Can I Help the Superior Court Administration Office?

    New Rules on "Special Party" definition and Expert Evidence - Effective September 1, 2019

    Memorandum Re: Confirmation of Motions - August 13, 2019

    Notice to the Profession - Consolidated Practice Direction Concerning Family Law Cases in Central East Region - Amended July 1, 2018

    CYFSA Changes tip sheet (from Spring Family Law Lunch)

    CYFSA s.98 Endorsement Sheet April 30, 2018

    CYFSA Endorsement Sheet (Protection/Status Review Application)

    Practice Advisory Re Long Motions Central East Region - Effective June 19, 2017

    Tip Sheet - Family Cases

    Case Conference Rules and Practice

    Settlement Conference Rules and Practice


    Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form

    Trial Scheduling Endorsement Form - Child Protection 

    Family Motion Request form (Current)

    Registration of Divorce Proceedings Form

    Set up or Update Child Support Online

    RULE 39 Request to Waive First Appearance

    PUBLIC NOTICE Court Transcripts - Effective June 9, 2014


    Justice Laws Website (Canada)

    Divorce Act

    e-Laws (Ontario)

    Child, Youth and Family Services Act

    Employment Standards Act

    The following links may be of interest to the Family Law Bar in York Region

    Pension Forms from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario  http://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/pensions/Forms/Pages/default.aspx#Family

    Supervised Access Services, York Region   www.socialenterprise.ca/supervised-access-services

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