There have been some recent changes to the Rules in Family Law along with a couple of new Forms that have been introduced.

  • Rules 1, 17 and 23 have been amended to provide the court with the ability to make certain procedural orders at any point in a case.


  • Rule 16 (Summary Judgment) has been amended such that the provisions track the summary judgment provisions of theRules of Civil Procedure and reflect the principles enunciated by the Supreme Court of Canada in Hryniak v. Mauldin, 2014 SCC 7.


Rules 13, 17 and 19 have been amended to provide for financial disclosure in advance of the first case conference and makes explicit what types of information must be disclosed in relation to property and support claims. Two new forms were developed alongside these amendments to the Rules: a Comparison of Net Family Property Statements form and a Certificate of Disclosure. The Certificate resembles a checklist of the disclosure provided.