Apply for a Parenting Order
Apply for a Parenting Order which sets out decisions that guardians have to make for a child, and the time they can spend with the child.
A Parenting Order sets out for the guardians:
- the decisions that need to be made for the child
- how the child’s time will be divided between the guardians
- if decisions are made by one guardian or both of them
You can apply for a Parenting Order if:
- you want to determine how the responsibilities and decision-making for your child’s time will be divided between you and the other guardian
- you or the other guardian haven’t started a divorce action
- your child lives in Alberta
How to apply
Step 1. Fill out the required forms
Step 2. Fill out the forms based on your situation
If you want to share the responsibilities and decision-making for your child
Fill out the Statement - Parenting (0.1 MB) form.
If you want to become your child’s sole guardian
Fill out the Statement - Parenting (Sole Guardian) (0.01 MB) form.
Step 3. File your order
Do this at the same court, in the same location, where you’ve either:
- already been to court with the other party
- started any court action that hasn’t gone to court
If you haven’t done either of these things, file your claim at any court in Alberta.
If you don’t come to court, the judge may make an order in your absence.