3. Get your partner's response

How do I bring a motion to change a court order for child custody, access, or parenting?
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3. Get your partner's response

Your partner has 30 days (or 60 days if they live outside of Canada or the United States) to fill out, serve, and file their response. If they don't respond, the court may make an order based on your documents alone.

Your partner agrees with you

They fill out a Form 15C: Consent Motion to Change. This form must be signed in front of a witness. You and your partner cannot witness each other's signatures.

When you sign it, you're confirming that you:

Your partner may also fill out a financial statement unless you both agree not to. But, you and your partner may need to provide proof of income in some circumstances. For example, if you're also changing child support and there are special or extraordinary expenses.

If your partner doesn't agree with you

They fill out Form 15B: Response to Motion to Change, where they tell the court why they don't agree with you or ask the court to make additional or different changes.

If you're also asking for a change to support, your partner may also fill out:

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Ministry of the Attorney General
Reviewed: July 31, 2017

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