How do I file court forms for my family case online?
Question & AnswerHow do I file court forms for my family case online?
3. File your court forms online
If you're filing documents for an existing family law case, make sure you have your court file number.
If you're filing documents in a public space like a library, be careful when entering personal information. Make sure no one can see you what you're typing or can take pictures of your screen. If you're using a public computer, clear its cache after you finish your session.
Make sure you have everything ready before you start filing online. Once you've started, your session ends if you're inactive for 15 minutes. Your information won't be saved. You will need to start over again.
After you submit your court forms and documents online, you cannot view them online later. So it's important to keep a copy of everything for your records.
Depending on your family law issue and the court, you might be able to file your forms and documents by email too. Check the Family Law Rules and the court's orders, Notices and Practice Directions. Or call the court for more information.
If your case is at the Ontario Court of Justice, check the court’s website for more information on how to file your documents by email. Each court has its own email address. If you can't email your documents, contact your court to find out what your options are.
If your case is at the Superior Court of Justice, check the court’s website for more information on how to file your documents by email.
Include the following information in the subject line of your email:
- the level of Court, for example the OCJ for the Ontario Court of Justice or the SCJ for the Superior Court of Justice
- the type of matter, for example family law or child protection
- the file number, or “new” if there is no file number
- the type of document, for example , application, or
Include the following information in the body of your email:
- the file number
- the title of the proceeding
- a list of the documents attached
- the type of request, for example a motion or case conference date
- when and how your partner was served
- your name and contact information