Superintendent of Financial Services Approved Family Law Forms

The Government of Ontario introduced changes to the family law provisions of the Pension Benefits Act that came into effect on January 1, 2012.
 
These changes established a new process for the valuation and division of pension assets following the breakdown of a spousal relationship. This family law pension valuation and division regime requires the pension plan administrator (Plan Administrator) to calculate the value of the pension, provides for immediate division, and mandates the use of Superintendent of Financial Services approved forms throughout the process.
 
The steps in the family law process are explained below.
 
Step 1: The pension plan member, spouse or former spouse applies for the Family Law Value by filing an application with the Plan Administrator.
 

FSCO Family Law Form 1 - Application for Family Law Value

 

FSCO Family Law Form 2 - Joint Declaration of Period of Spousal Relationship

 

FSCO Family Law Form 3 - Contact Person Authorization 

 
 
 Step 2 a: The Plan Administrator advises the applicant if the application is incomplete.
 

FSCO Family Law Form 1A - Plan Administrator Request for Information/Payment of Fee 

 

 

Step 2 b: If the application is complete, the Plan Administrator or its authorized agent or representative provides the statement of the Family Law Value using the form that applies.

 

FSCO Family Law Form 4A - Statement of Family Law Value (Defined Contribution Benefit) 

 

  • This form applies to a pension plan member who, on the date he or she separated from his or her spouse/former spouse had:
    (i) only a defined contribution benefit under the pension plan; or,
    (ii) a benefit that is the greater of a defined contribution benefit or a defined 
         benefit and the defined contribution benefit is the greater benefit.
  • To be completed by the Plan Administrator.

FSCO Family Law Form 4B - Statement of Family Law Value (Active Plan Member with a Defined Benefit) 

 

FSCO Family Law Form 4C - Statement of Family Law Value (Active Plan Member with a Combination Benefit) 

 

FSCO Family Law Form 4D - Statement of Family Law Value (Former Plan Member with a Defined Benefit or a Combination Benefit)

 

FSCO Family Law Form 4E - Statement of Family Law Value (Retired Member with a Defined Benefit Pension)

 

 

Step 3: The pension plan member and his or her spouse/former spouse determine how the Family Law Value is to be treated and get a court order, enter into a domestic contract or seek a family arbitration award.

 

 

Step 4: The spouse/former spouse of the pension plan member advises the Plan Administrator of his/her decision to divide or not to divide the Family Law Value.

 

 

Decision is to divide: The spouse/former spouse files one of the following forms with the Plan Administrator:
 

FSCO Family Law Form 5 - Application to Transfer the Family Law Value

 

FSCO Family Law Form 6 - Application to Divide a Retired Member’s Pension  

 
Decision is not to divide: Either the pension plan member or his or her spouse/former spouse may file the form with the Plan Administrator:

 

FSCO Family Law Form 7 - No Division of Family Law Value/Pension Assets

 

  


 

 

NewFSCO Family Law Form 8 – Post-retirement Waiver of Joint and Survivor Pension by the Former Spouse of a Retired Member on Spousal Relationship Breakdown

 
  • Use this form to waive your right to receive a survivor benefit on the death of the Retired Member.
  • To be completed by the spouse/former spouse of the Retired Member who received a Statement of Family Law Value (FSCO Family Law Form 4E) from the Plan Administrator.
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