Updating your financial statement

You must update your Financial Statement (Form 13 or Form 13.1):

  • before trial, if your last financial statement is more than 40 days old
  • before a case conference or settlement conference, if your last financial statement is more than 60 days old
  • before a motion, if your last financial statement is more than 30 days old
  • if there has been a significant change in your financial situation (for example, amount of income), regardless of the stage of your case

Depending on how much your financial situation has changed, you can update your financial statement by completing either:

You must then serve and file your updated Financial Statement (Form 13 or Form 13.1) or Affidavit (Form 14A) before a case conference, motion or settlement conference. You will need to file it:

  • six business days before if you asked for the court date or if you are the applicant and no other party asked for the date (for example, a judge scheduled the date)
  • four business days before if the other party scheduled the court date or if you are the respondent and no other party asked for the date
  • 30 calendar days before the start of the trial or the trial sitting (the period of time available for the court to schedule a trial to take place), whichever starts first.

Updating financial documents and certificates of financial disclosure

At any stage in your case, if you realize that a financial document you served or filed is incorrect, incomplete or out-of-date, you must serve a corrected or updated document on the other party and, where required, file it with the court. For example, if you previously provided a pay stub to the other party but recently lost your job, the pay stub would now be out of date. You must give an updated document to the other party that shows your current income (for example, a social assistance statement).

If you serve a corrected or updated financial document, you must also serve and file an updated Form 13A: Certificate of Financial Disclosure before or with any settlement conference or trial management conference materials.