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Starting a court proceeding in the Provincial Court is fairly straightforward. Essentially, you have to fill out a document called an Application to Obtain an Order and file it in the registry of the court closest to you. There are no filing fees, and the court will tell you how to go about serving the other side.
You can get a copy of the Application to Obtain an Order from the court registry for free. The forms are also available online; see the [[
Sample Provincial Court Forms (Family Law)|Provincial Court Forms]] section. The version of the form that you can get from the court registry includes lots of information about how to fill it out.
If you are making a claim for ''spousal support'' or ''child support'', you'll also have to fill out a form called a Financial Statement. The court registry will provide you with this form. Again, the form is fairly easy to fill out, however, there are certain documents you must gather and attach to the form, including your last three years' worth of tax returns, your most recent paystub, and so forth.