How to apply

Step 1. Find out if you need assistance

If your order was made in the Court of Justice, speak with a court forms information coordinator for assistance.

If your order was made in the Court of King’s Bench, continue with the below steps.

Step 2. Fill out the forms

If your order was made under the Family Law Act, fill out these forms:

If your order was made under the Divorce Act, fill out these forms in the Application to Change Custody and Access (PDF, 135 KB) info pack:

  • Family Law Application to Change Custody and Access
  • Affidavit - Changing Custody and Access
  • Affidavit of Personal Service

If you do not know which legal act your order was made under, speak with a court forms information coordinator for assistance.

Note: A coordinator can also help you prepare court forms.

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 have not done either of these things, file your claim at any court in Alberta.

Note: If you do not come to court, the judge may make an order in your absence.