Making a motion to change without a lawyer
A motion to change is the process you use to ask a judge to change a final court order for:
- support payments made at least six months ago (unless the court gave you permission to return sooner). You can also ask the judge to change an agreement for support payments that the court enforces. The agreement has to be at least six months old.
To make a motion to change without a lawyer, follow the Ministry of the Attorney General’s self‑help guide.
If you do not have a final court order, you may need to follow a different process. Ask a legal professional for help.
Documents and forms
There are several forms and documents that you need to give to the court when you want to ask a judge to change a final court order (this is called a motion to change). Use the Motion to change checklist to remember what you need.
You must complete all forms listed below before you can ask the judge to change your court order.
Click the name of a form to open it, then complete and save the form. If you have access to a printer, you also have the option to print the form.
- Form 15: Motion to Change
Need help to complete this form? Visit StepstoJustice.ca and use the Guided Pathways tool.
- Form 15A: Change of Information Form
OR Form 14A: Affidavit
- Form 13: Financial Statement–Support Claims
OR Form 13.1: Financial Statement–Property and Support Claims
- Form 13A: Certificate of Financial Disclosure
- Form 6B: Affidavit of Service
Use these guides to complete the motion to change process:
- A Guide to Procedures in Family Court: Serving Documents
- A Guide to Procedures in Family Court: Filing Documents
- Steps to Justice website
- Child Support Table Look Up will help you find the base amount of child support
- Ontario’s Online Chid Support Service lets you set up or update child support online, without having to go to court.
- Ministry of the Attorney General’s guide to procedures in family court
Do you want to separate from your partner? Need to decide decision-making responsibility, support or parenting time/contact? Contacted by Children’s Aid?