FAM 13: Affidavits & Exhibits for Use in Family Proceedings

  • August 03, 2023

Effective date: 03 August 2023
FAM 13


In family files,the Court has received lengthy Affidavits and Exhibits, as well as Affidavits and Exhibits in electronic format on electronic storage devices without parties determining if the appropriate technology is in place to access the device during a hearing.

The Court has also received Affidavits and Exhibitsin family files that have photographs, screenshots or a video recording which contain intimate images of children or family members. Once filed these Exhibits may be accessed by those listed in the Court’s Access to Court Records policy.


To set out guidelines regarding the length, format, and content of Affidavits and Exhibits in family proceedings. For the purpose of this Practice Direction, unless otherwise stated, “family proceedings” means proceedings under the Family Law Act, S.B.C. 2011, c. 25 (FLA), Child, Family and Community Service Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 46 (CFCSA), Family Maintenance Enforcement Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 127 (FMEA), Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act, S.B.C. 2002, c. 29, and Adult Guardianship Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 6.

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