What is a financial statement? What documents do I have to give my partner?
4. Update your financial statement
Financial statements must be updated:
- when there's a significant change to your or your partner's income, for example, if they get a new job and their income changes a lot
- after a certain number of days
Before September 1, 2021, financial statements had to be updated if they were more than 30 days old. After September 1, you may be able to update your financial statements less often.
The table below explains when you have to update your .
|If you're going to a:||Old rule||New rule|
|Case conference or||30 days||60 days|
|Motion||30 days||30 days|
|Trial||30 days||40 days|
The deadline to and updated financial statements depends on where the case is in the family court process, for example, a conference, , or trial. The table below explains when to do this.
|Stage in court process||New rule|
|Conference||At least 6 days before the conference for the applicant, and 4 days for the respondent|
|Motion||At least 6 days before the conference for the applicant, and 4 days for the respondent|
|Trial||At least 20 days before the trial or trial sitting, whichever is earlier|
To update your financial statement, you have to fill out, serve, and file one of the following:
- A new Form 13: Financial Statement or Form 13.1: Financial Statement, if there has been a major change to your financial situation.
- A Form 14A: Affidavit, if there is no change or only minor changes to the last financial statement you filed. You must include details on all the changes.
You also have to fill out Form 13A: Certificate of Financial Disclosure, where you list all the documents that prove what you said in your financial statement.
This can include copies of your pay stubs, recent tax returns, and notices of assessment. If you don't have a copy of your notices of assessment, you can get a copy of your income and deductions statement from Canada Revenue Agency by calling 1-800-959-8281.