What you need to know about the new Provincial Court Family Rules - Full presentation (February 23, 2022)

Recorded on February 23, 2022

[1:49:27] The new Provincial Court Family Rules came into effect in 2021. The new rules aim to help self-represented litigants with language and forms that are easier to understand. Many procedures have also been streamlined. This session explored the new forms. Karen also discussed some of the key changes, new procedural steps and dispute resolution requirements.


Presentation materials (PDF download)


00:00 Introduction

01:25 Purpose and objective of the new rules

03:44 Which registry? (Rule 7)

07:44 Overview of new application forms

12:12 Overview of Form 3 - the application filed by the initiating party

13:19 Form 3 - parenting arrangements

39:11 Form 3 - child support

53:37 Form 3 - spousal support

1:02:45 Form 3 - other schedules

1:04:50 Overview of reply forms and consent order form (Form 6, Form 8, and Form 17)

1:07:04 Notice of Motion Forms replaced

1:09:10 Overview of Form 10 - Application for case management order

1:12:41 Overview of Form 11 - Application for case management order without notice or attendance

1:14:03 Overview of Form 12 - Application about a protection order

1:31:05 Overview of Form 15 - Application about priority parenting matter

1:35:33 Updates to Family Management Conference

1:42:44 Updates to Family Settlement Conference

1:43:52 Updates to Trial preparation Conferences

1:45:12 Wrap up/Closing



Karen Tse, Family lawyer & family law mediator, Rockies Law Corporation



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