What you need to file

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The forms you need to file for an application depend on which court you are filing with, and what issues you are addressing. In this section, you will find 3 lists of documents:

  1. for filing in the Family Court
  2. for filing in the Supreme Court Family Division (located only in Halifax, Sydney and Port Hawkesbury)
  3. for filing in the Supreme Court General Division

For a reminder of the differences between these courts, click here.

When you are filing an application, you must generally provide the court with the original and three copies of every document, or at least a copy for the court, a copy for you, and a copy for every other party. 

NOTE:  You cannot 'mix and match' from the lists of forms below. You must only use forms accepted at the court where you are making your application.

Forms are posted in interactive PDF format Image result for pdf     and Word format , where available.

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Family Court

  1. Notice of Application Form 6.02A
  2. Statement of Contact Information and Circumstances Form FC1
  3. Personal Representation Form with Legal Services sheet
  4. Filing Fee: $43.60 (as of April 2015) (fees are subject to change without notice) or completed Waiver of Fees form with proof of your income attached
  5. Any supporting documents required – please see the next section 'Supporting Documents That You May Need To File'

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Supreme Court Family Division (located only in Halifax, Sydney and Port Hawkesbury)

  1. Notice of Application Form 59.07
  2. Statement of Contact Information and Circumstances Form FD1
  3. Personal Representation Form
  4. Filing Fee: $43.60 (as of April 2015) (fees are subject to change without notice) or completed Waiver of Fees form with proof of your income attached
  5. Any supporting documents required – please see the next section 'Supporting Documents That You May Need To File'

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Supreme Court General Division

  1. Notice of Application in Chambers Form 5.03
  2. Statement of Contact Information and Circumstances Form FD1 
  3. Personal Representation Form
  4. Filing Fee: $43.60 (as of April 2015) (fees are subject to change without notice) or completed Waiver of Fees form with proof of your income attached
  5. Any supporting documents required – please see the next section 'Supporting Documents That You May Need To File'