How do I bring a motion to change a court order about parenting arrangements?
2. Fill out your court forms to start the motion
You can get family law court forms from the courthouse or online. They are available in French and English.
You need to fill out:
- Form 15: Motion to change, where you tell the judge the orders you are asking for.
- Form 25: Draft Order, where you write the orders you want the court to make. Be specific about which terms of the existing order you're asking to change.
- Form 35.1: Affidavit (decision-making responsibility, parenting time, contact), where you answer some personal questions about your family situation and tell the court about your suggested .
- Updated table of contents that lists the documents you're adding to your continuing record.
If you're also asking for a change to support, you may need to fill out:
- Form 13: Financial Statement, where you give information about your finances such as your income, living expenses, and and .
- Form 13A: Certificate of Financial Disclosure, where you list all the documents that prove what you said in your .
- Support Deduction Order.
- Support Deduction Order Information Form.
- Confirmation of Assignment form, if you don't know whether your support payments are or was assigned to a social services agency. This means the payments go through an agency such as Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.
- Statement of Arrears Form, that gives information about the amount of unpaid support.
Give your forms to the court
Once you have filled out your forms, you must have your by the court. This means the signs, dates, applies the court seal to your , and gives you a court file number.
Rule 1.1 Electronic filing and issuance of documents tells you how to issue your documents.
You can now submit most family law forms and supporting documents online, including a motion to change. For more information, read the question How do I file court forms for my family law case online?
If you can't use the online service or if you don't want to your forms or documents online, you can file them in person at the same level of court that made your . So, if the Superior Court of Justice made the order, you must go back to a Superior Court of Justice in the jurisdiction that your child currently lives to change it.