Guided Pathway to answering a family law case: Form 10
CLEO’s Family Law Guided Pathways are designed to help you fill out the court forms you need for your family law matter.
If you have received a Form 8 or Form 8A: Application that was issued at the Superior Court of Justice, you can use this pathway to prepare a Form 10: Answer to respond to the family law court case started by your spouse, partner, or child’s other parent. You will be able to:
- say which things in the application you agree with and which things you disagree with
- make your own claims for support, decision-making responsibility, parenting time, or other issues
- provide your own history about your relationship and the important facts that support what you have to say
Decision-making responsibility and parenting time used to be called custody and access.
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If you have received a Form 8 or Form 8A that was issued at an Ontario Court of Justice and you want to ask for a divorce or claims related to property, you must start a Form 8: Application (General) in the Superior Court of Justice. You can do this using the Guided Pathway for children, support, and property issues in separation and divorce. But, if you only want to make your own claim for support, your case can stay in the Ontario Court of Justice.
If you’re not sure whether to use this pathway, talk to a lawyer.
Using this pathway
The pathway asks you questions, gives you information to help answer them, and puts your answers into the required forms. The pathway is free to use.
When you’re finished, you can save or print your forms. You will also get instructions about how to give them to the court.
It can take as little as 30 minutes to complete the pathway, if you have all the information you need to answer the questions. It will take longer in more complicated situations.
You can sign up to create an account or use the pathways as a guest. If you choose not to create an account, the system will time out after 4 hours. You must create an account if you want to save your work on the system or use the other pathways.
If you need help using the Guided Pathways, or have questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org.