NEW Family Law Forms (effective March 1, 2017)

The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador’s new family law forms are now available at any Supreme Court location or downloadable below in PDF and Word format.  The new forms came into effect on March 1, 2017.

Revisions to the family law forms were recently approved by the Rules Committee of the Trial Division. For more information, please see the Notice to the Profession/Public. The forms below are the revised forms. Please note that the old forms are no longer accepted by the Court.

If you are a party in a family law proceeding, it is your responsibility to ensure that documents you file with the Court contain all the necessary information and comply with the applicable rules and law.

The forms are available in Word and downloadable PDF (Adobe) format. When you click on a link to a form, it will open in a new window.

The PDF (Adobe) format lets you fill-in-the-blanks on the form. You should have the most recent version of Adobe Acrobat Reader or Internet Explorer. You can complete the forms electronically and print them or you can save them to your computer so that you can return to them later. The forms can be saved to your computer with the following steps:

  1. Click on the link to a form and select “File” and “Save As” from your Web Browser menu.
  2. Choose a save location and save the form to your computer.
  3. Use Adobe Reader on your computer to open the form and enter your information.  You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader here.
  4. If you would like to save the form with the information you have entered, select “File” and “Save” from the Adobe Reader menu.

You can now use Adobe Reader to return to the form and your information at any time.  If you require more space than is provided on the form, you may attach additional pages to your document.

If you have any questions or comments about the forms, you may contact the nearest Court location. Please note that Court staff cannot provide legal advice.

You can also contact the Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN): 1-888-660-7788 You may complete your Family Law Application online at:


Please Note - All court forms must be printed single sided, and double sided printing will not be accepted.  An original, and two copies are to be submitted to the Court.

How to Start or Respond to a Proceeding

How to Get Information About Your Case

Court Assistance in Managing Your Case

Resolving Issues in an Ongoing Proceeding

Facilitated Resolution of Claims

Resolving Claims Without a Trial


Trial Procedures


Special Rules Applicable to Certain Types of Proceedings

Other Useful Forms