2. Fill out your forms

What is an urgent motion with notice in family law and what happens at one?
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2. Fill out your forms

If you're bringing the motion, you need to fill out:

  • Form 14: Notice of Motion, where you list the orders you're asking the court to make.
  • Form 14A: Affidavit, where you tell the court why you're asking for those orders and why you can't wait until a case conference to discuss the issues. Include your evidence. Your evidence must be sworn or affirmed. This means you promise that the information in the document is true. It is against the law to not tell the truth when swearing or affirming an affidavit.

You may also need to fill out:

You need to call the court or go to the courthouse to ask the court clerk for a date when the judge will hear your motion. You write this date on your Form 14: Notice of Motion.

Choose the right court

There are three courts that deal with family law issues in Ontario. These are the:

  • Ontario Court of Justice
  • Superior Court of Justice
  • Family Court branch of the Superior Court of Justice

It is important that you go to the right court. If you're not sure which court to go to, call the family courthouse in your municipality to ask.

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Reviewed: July 1, 2018

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