Where to Find Changes to the Ontario Family Law Forms

The Pillars of Justice sculpture in the McMurtry Gardens of Justice (Toronto, Ontario)

A reminder that the forms under the Ontario Family Law Rules have been changed to align with recent significant legislative reforms affecting divorce, separation, and parenting.

The updated Family Law Rules Forms are available on the Ontario Court Forms website, together with this notice:

Effective March 1, 2021, you must file using the correct family court form or your filing will be rejected and you will need to refile with the new version.”

More information about the federal government’s Bill C-78 and Ontario’s Bill 207 can be found in the following resources:

The Divorce Act Changes Explained (Department of Justice)

Introduction to Federal Family Law Amendments (Department of Justice)
(the first course in a series of free training sessions for family law professionals is available online)

Legislative Summary of Bill C-78: An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (Library of Parliament)

Ontario Introduces Legislation to Simplify Justice System for Families and Protect Children (Ontario Government)