The Form 8 Application (General) has four parts for you to fill out. This is the most commonly used family law application. The ‘family history’ section is fairly straight forward because it is just the specific facts about where people live and how old they are. In the next stage of the Application, you will have to fill out check boxes to tell the Court what kind of order you are looking for. After that, in the third section of the Application you will have to write out the specific orders that you are asking for. The Court wants to see your specific requests when you get to that section of the Application. The last section of the Application is where you set out the facts explaining why it is important for the Court to make the orders that you are seeking. This is not the time to tell your whole story. The opportunity to do that will come later. All you need to do is set out the very basic facts that entitle you to the Court orders that you are asking for. When you fill out this section ideally you should speak with a lawyer because in order to get certain types of orders you need to write out certain facts. If you do not set out the right facts in your Application, then your Court proceedings can be dismissed.