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What Should I Bring?

Expedited Hearing (no Affidavit option)

  • If a party is bringing information to the hearing as set out below, they must provide a copy of that information to the other party and the Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the hearing. If, upon receiving this information the receiving party wishes to provide information in response, they must provide a copy to the other party and the Coordinator 24 hours prior to the hearing
  • For child or spousal support issues you will need to bring:
    • Your last pay statement
    • Your last tax return and notice of assessment
    • If you are self-employed or have a business or have more than a 1% interest in a privately held corporation:
    • The most recent financial statements for the business; and
    • The last corporate tax return for the corporation
    • If the above information is not provided the Arbitrator may make a decision about your income with the limited information before him/her which may be inaccurate. This decision would likely be temporary until more accurate information is provided and the parties are back before an Arbitrator or the Court at another hearing
  • For all other issues, you should bring any documents that support your position (e.g. report cards if the issue is failing grades, doctor’s letter if there is a medical decision to be made). The amount of documents accepted is limited to 30 pages. However, we cannot guarantee that all documents will be reviewed as this will depend on the complexity of the issues and the length of the hearing.

Expedited Hearing (Affidavit option)

  • All evidence and supporting documents must be presented in the parties’ Affidavits
  • All Affidavits are limited to 5 pages and exhibits are limited to 30 pages. Pages over the limit will not be read.

Regular Hearings

  • All evidence and supporting documents must be presented in the parties’ Affidavits
  • All Affidavits are limited to 10 pages. Exhibits limited to 40 pages. Legal briefs limited to 10 pages. Pages over the limit will not be read.
  • Legal briefs should include relief/result requested, summary of evidence, and legal argument.