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For information on how to complete forms and documents for an uncontested divorce, carefully review the guide “Doing Your Own Divorce in New Brunswick”.  The table below explains the purpose of the various forms and provides examples of each form and other documents that you may need. Be sure to read the instructions on printing or obtaining forms.

Form Number

Title of Form

Example

What you should know

Form 72A

Petition for Divorce

Petition for Divorce

If you are going to do your divorce by yourself use Form 72A.

Form 72B

Joint Petition for Divorce

Joint Petition for Divorce 

 

If you and your spouse are petitioning the court together as co-petitioners, use Form 72B.   Note: Only use a Joint Petition if you have settled all issues and are able to fully cooperate with your spouse.

Form 72J Financial Statement A Guide to Completing Form 72J: Financial Statement and Income Information The Court requires both parties submit Financial Statements when the petition includes requests for special expenses under the child support guidelines, division of marital property without a separation agreement/order, and/or requests for spousal support

This is not a form

 

Cover Letter

 

Type this letter to go with your Divorce Petition and attachments when you file.

Form 18B

Affidavit of Service

Affidavit of Service – Personal Service

 

If you use personal service you must give this form to your server. The example shows you how the server must fill it out. The server must have it witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths.  Note: The Petitioner is not permitted to serve the Petition.  It must be served by another adult.

Form 18B

Affidavit of Service

Affidavit of Service –Service by Registered Mail

If you use service by registered mail, you must use Form 18B. The example shows how the server must fill it out. It must be witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths.

Form 18A

Acknowledgment of Receipt Card

Acknowledgment of Receipt Card

You must enclose this Form with documents being served by registered mail or courier. 

This is not a form.

 

Cover Letter for the
Trial Record

You must prepare this cover letter. It shows how to proceed by either affidavit evidence or court hearing.

This is not a form.

 

Cover Page for the Trial Record

You must prepare this cover page for the Trial Record.

This is not a form.

 

Index for the Trial Record – Affidavit Evidence

 

You must prepare this index, which is like a table of contents, for the Trial Record.  The example shows how to list your documents if you proceed by affidavit evidence.

This is not a form.

 

Index for the Trial Record – Court Hearing

The example shows how to list your documents if you proceed by court hearing.

Form 47B

(Affidavit - Joint).

Certificate of Readiness

Certificate of Readiness - affidavit evidence (Joint)

You must complete this form for the Trial Record. 

Form 47B

Affidavit - Sole Petitioner).

Certificate of Readiness

Certificate of Readiness – affidavit evidence (Sole petitioner)

You must complete this form for the Trial Record.

Form 47B

(Hearing - Sole Petitioner).

Certificate of Readiness

Certificate of Readiness – court hearing

You must complete this form for the Trial Record - for a trial.

This is not a form.

Affidavit of Evidence (template)

Affidavit of Evidence (for a Petition for Divorce by one spouse)

 

This is a signed written statement of facts that you swear or affirm is truthful. The template provides blanks spaces to fill in the required information. It MUST be witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths not more than 5 days before filing your Trial Record.

This is not a form.

Affidavit of Evidence –Joint Petition(template)

Affidavit – Supporting Joint Petition

It MUST be witnessed by a Commissioner of Oaths not more than 14 days before filing your Trial Record.

Form 72K

Request for Divorce

Request for Divorce

You must complete this form for the Trial Record if you are proceeding by affidavit evidence only. 

Form 72L

Agreement Not to Appeal

Agreement Not to Appeal

If you are asking to have the divorce take effect earlier than the 31st day after the Divorce Judgment, you must complete this form and set out the special circumstances that justify the earlier date.  You must include this with your Trial Record.

This is not a form.

 

Letter to Request a Certificate of Divorce

This is your proof of divorce. You can apply to the Office of the Registrar 30 days after the date of the divorce judgment.

Form 25A

Notice of Discontinuance

Notice of Discontinuance

If you want to stop the process after you begin the divorce, you must file this Form with the Registrar’s Office and serve a copy on the Respondent. You must both sign it if you filed a Joint Petition.

Form 72I

Notice of Intent to Defend

 

If you wish to contest the divorce, you should seek legal advice.

Form 72D

Answer

 

 

Form 72E

Reply

 

 

Form 72F

Answer and Counter Petition

 

 

Form 72G

Answer to Counter Petition

 

If you receive an answer and counter petition you should seek legal advice.

Form 72H

Reply and Answer to Counter Petition

 

 

This is not a form. Notice of Intention to Act in Person Notice of Intention to Act in Person If you had a lawyer but are going to continue by representing yourself, you should file this notice with the court (in person or by mail) in order to notify them of the change. 
Form 72C Notice of Petition For Divorce    

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