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New versions of Family Practice Note 7 – Interventions (FPN 7) and Family Practice Note 8 – Child Custody/Parenting Evaluations (FPN 8) will come into effect May 1, 2019.
Briefly summarized, the changes to FPN 7 and FPN 8 allow for desk applications for Interventions and Child Custody/Parenting Evaluations, and impose new deadlines for the ordering of parenting experts and scheduling applications, if to be dealt with by way of hearing, for Interventions and Child Custody/Parenting Evaluation applications. The new versions of FPN 7 and FPN 8 also include Forms for the FPN 7 Preliminary Intervention Order, the FPN 7 Intervention Order and the FPN 8 Evaluation Order.
Practice Note 7 - Preliminary Intervention Order Template
Practice Note 7 - Intervention Order Template
Practice Note 8 - Child/Custody Parenting Evaluation Order Template
Because the changes to FPN 7 and FPN 8 are substantial, parties and counsel are encouraged to review these Practice Notes in detail. They are posted to the Court of Queen’s Bench website at: https://albertacourts.ca/qb/areas-of-law/family/practice-notes.