PCFR Form 31 (PFA868) "Parenting After Separation Exemption Request" - City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada

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parenting after separation program
notice of requirement and exemption form
for applicants: If you are:
-
applying for an order for guardianship, parenting arrangements or contact with a child or a
child support order in the Abbotsford, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Kamloops,
Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Penticton, Port Coquitlam,
Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver (Robson Square), Vernon or Victoria
registry of the Provincial Court, or
-
applying to change, suspend or terminate an existing order for guardianship, parenting ar-
rangements or contact with a child or a child support order in these courts,
the court requires you to attend a Parenting After Separation (PAS) session before you
appear in court.
for respondents: If you are named as the other party (respondent):
-
in an application in the Abbotsford, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Kamloops,
Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Penticton, Port Coquitlam,
Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver (Robson Square), Vernon or Victoria
registry of the Provincial Court, and
-
you wish to appear in court to respond to this application,
the court requires you to attend a Parenting After Separation (PAS) session before you appear in court
Also, check the information in the package of court documents you receive to see what other steps you
have to take if you wish to respond to an application.
attending a pas session:
Register for a PAS Session. The pas brochure in this package tells you who to contact
for PAS sessions in your area. Attend the session and receive a Certificate of Attendance.
File the Certificate of Attendance at the court registry.
When this requirement may not apply:
In some situations you may not be required to attend a PAS Session (be exempt). Look at the
Exemption Form now to see if you are exempt. Sometimes one or both parties are automatically
exempt. These situations are listed on the front page of the form. The reasons listed on the back
page of the form only apply if you receive permissions from the PAS Program Administrator to be
exempt from attending.
If your situation is urgent, for example: you are concerned about your safety or the safety of your
children, be sure to tell staff at the Provinical Court Registry or the Family Justice Centre or your
lawyer. Other exemptions might apply to you.
important note
a first court appearance cannot be set until one of the parties (applicant or respondent) files a
certificate of attendance or shows that he or she did not have to attend. Both parties must file a
certificate before they appear in court or show that they are exempt.
parenting after separation program
notice of requirement and exemption form
for applicants: If you are:
-
applying for an order for guardianship, parenting arrangements or contact with a child or a
child support order in the Abbotsford, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Kamloops,
Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Penticton, Port Coquitlam,
Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver (Robson Square), Vernon or Victoria
registry of the Provincial Court, or
-
applying to change, suspend or terminate an existing order for guardianship, parenting ar-
rangements or contact with a child or a child support order in these courts,
the court requires you to attend a Parenting After Separation (PAS) session before you
appear in court.
for respondents: If you are named as the other party (respondent):
-
in an application in the Abbotsford, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Courtenay, Kamloops,
Kelowna, Nanaimo, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Penticton, Port Coquitlam,
Prince George, Richmond, Surrey, Vancouver (Robson Square), Vernon or Victoria
registry of the Provincial Court, and
-
you wish to appear in court to respond to this application,
the court requires you to attend a Parenting After Separation (PAS) session before you appear in court
Also, check the information in the package of court documents you receive to see what other steps you
have to take if you wish to respond to an application.
attending a pas session:
Register for a PAS Session. The pas brochure in this package tells you who to contact
for PAS sessions in your area. Attend the session and receive a Certificate of Attendance.
File the Certificate of Attendance at the court registry.
When this requirement may not apply:
In some situations you may not be required to attend a PAS Session (be exempt). Look at the
Exemption Form now to see if you are exempt. Sometimes one or both parties are automatically
exempt. These situations are listed on the front page of the form. The reasons listed on the back
page of the form only apply if you receive permissions from the PAS Program Administrator to be
exempt from attending.
If your situation is urgent, for example: you are concerned about your safety or the safety of your
children, be sure to tell staff at the Provinical Court Registry or the Family Justice Centre or your
lawyer. Other exemptions might apply to you.
important note
a first court appearance cannot be set until one of the parties (applicant or respondent) files a
certificate of attendance or shows that he or she did not have to attend. Both parties must file a
certificate before they appear in court or show that they are exempt.
parenting after separation
Court File No. (Prince George)
exemption request
Provincial Court of British Columbia
Name
Tick one:
Applicant
Respondent
Mailing Address
City
Prov.
Postal Code
Telephone
Message Phone
When am i not required to attend a parenting after separation (pas) session?
In some situations, you are not required to attend a Parenting After Separation session. This form describes those situations. Read through
the form now. if you tick off any box 1 to 5, file this exemption form with the court now. Note that more than one box may apply.
The requirement to attend a Parenting After Separation (PAS )session does not apply to me because:
1.
I attended PAS in the last 24 months at:
Location
Date (approximately)
Date
Signature of person requesting exemption
2.
A Consent Order under s.219 of the Family Law Act is filed for this application. (In these cases the requirement does not apply to
either the applicant or the respondent.)
3.
This application is for child support only and the person who has rights to child support receives Assistance under the
Employment and Assistance Act or the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act and has assigned those rights
to government. (In these cases the requirement does not apply to either the applicant or the respondent.)
4.
The Ministry for Children and Families is one of the parties. (The ‘Director’ as defined by the Child, Family and Community Service
Act.) (In these cases the requirement does not apply to either the applicant or the respondent.)
5.
This application is for a matter related to the Interjurisdictional Support Orders Act. (In these cases the requirement does not apply
to either the applicant or the respondent.)
5.1
This application is for a matter related to the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction signed at The Hague
on October 25, 1980. (In these cases the requirement does not apply to either the applicant or the respondent.)
please turn this form over to see What other exemptions may apply to your case
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other reasons
If you tick off any of boxes 6 to 8 below, your request for an exemption must be approved by the Program Administrator. You should hear
from the Program Administrator within 5 working days of sending in this form. Be sure to fill out the contact information at the beginning
of this form because the program administrator might need to contact you for more information about your request.
6.
There is no PAS session in my community
I have no electronic access to PAS.
I live in:
Name of Community
7.
I am not fluent in English. I am fluent in this (or these) language(s);
Note that the Program Administrator may require parties to complete online PAS if it is offered in a language in which the parties are fluent.
8.
I am incapable of attending due to a serious medical condition. Please explain:
Date
Signature of person requesting exemption
remember, if you tick any one of boxes 6–8, you must have this form reviewed by the Program Administrator. Fax this Exemption Form to
the PAS Program Administrator at (250) 565-6070 or mail this Exemption Form to:
PAS Program Administrator, 471-1011 Fourth Avenue, Prince George, BC V2L 3H9.
the pa should contact you within 5 working days of receiving this form with a decision and will also file this form with the prince
george provincial court registry.
remember to include a telephone number where the Program Administrator can contact you to get more information about your request.
for use of program administrator (pa) only
is required to attend online PAS in English or
(name of person applying for exemption)
(name of language)
and file a Certificate of Completion
approved –
is exempted from the requirement to attend a PAS session.
(name of person applying for exemption)
not approved –
must attend a PAS session.
(name of person applying for exemption)
Date
Signature of Program Administrator
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