Overview

An Exclusive Possession Order is used when a couple – that’s married or in an adult interdependent relationship – can’t decide who’ll stay in the home or keep certain assets at the time of their separation.

The order only stays in place until the couple or the court decides:

  • who stays in the home
  • how the assets are divided

Adult interdependent relationship

Any of these relationships is an ‘adult interdependent relationship’:

  • interdependence with another adult for 3 years
  • less than 3 years where you’ve signed an Adult Interdependent Partnership Agreement
  • less than 3 years where the two of you have a child together

How to apply

Step 1. Fill out the forms

Divorce not started or adult interdependent relationship (no property action started)

Fill out these forms:

To apply for child or spousal support, fill out these forms:

Divorce in progress or adult interdependent relationship (property action started)

Fill out these forms:

To apply for child support, fill out these forms:

To apply for spousal support, fill out this form:

Step 2. File your claim

Do this at the Court of Queen’s Bench.

The application fee is $200.