A family law proceeding may be commenced in either the Supreme Court or Provincial Court, the latter often being referred to as “family court”.
Which of these “forums” you choose for your family law matter depends on several criteria, including:
- What type of remedy you are seeking?
- What type of procedural mechanisms or interim orders you may need to obtain this remedy or make it more likely?
- Where and how you hope to enforce the court order you obtain?; and
- The complexity of your case, whether you intend to represent yourself or if you’re willing to pay for a lawyer to do so?