Separation/Divorce

Divorce Forms - Amherst, Antigonish, Bridgewater, Digby/Annapolis, Kentville, Pictou, Truro or Yarmouth (Rule 62)

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The information and forms listed in this section are for those filing for divorce in the Supreme Court (General Division) in Amherst, Antigonish, Bridgewater, Digby/Annapolis, Kentville, Pictou, Truro or Yarmouth ONLY. If you are not filing for divorce in Amherst, Antigonish, Bridgewater, Digby/Annapolis, Kentville, Pictou, Truro or Yarmouth, the forms listed in this section ARE NOT the forms you need. If you use the wrong forms, your documents may not be accepted by the court in which you are filing your divorce, and may have to be completely re-done. For the divorce forms used in other courts, click here.

Some of the forms in this section are undergoing revisions. Please check with the court where you are filing your divorce to make sure you have the appropriate version of each form, or ask about that court’s Do-it-yourself Divorce Kit on CD.

 


 

Divorce paperwork can be complicated, and currently in Nova Scotia there are three different ways to start a divorce proceeding:

Petition for Divorce – this method is generally used if the divorce will likely be contested, you are unable or unwilling to contact your spouse to try to get an agreement, or your spouse will not agree to sign documents for the divorce

Joint application for divorce – spouses apply together for a divorce

  • can only be filed if all issues are agreed upon by both spouses
  • can only be based on one year’s separation, and documents can only be filed after the one year separation period has elapsed

Application for divorce by written agreement – only one spouse would apply for the divorce, but both spouses must sign documents agreeing to the divorce

  • can only be filed if all issues are agreed upon by both spouses
  • based on one year’s separation,  documents can only be filed after the one year separation period has elapsed

For every divorce, you will need to file several documents – which ones you need for your case will depend on what type of divorce you are filing for, and what issues you are addressing.

 

The lists below are guidelines only for what you might need. You should speak to a lawyer for advice, especially if you do not know which method of filing for divorce to use, if the other party might contest the divorce, or if you have a lot of outstanding issues, like children, property, pensions and debts.

Divorce rules and documents will be different depending on where you are filing your divorce. If you are filing in Amherst, Antigonish, Bridgewater, Digby/Annapolis, Kentville, Pictou, Truro or Yarmouth, you will file at the Supreme Court (General Division) using Civil Procedure Rule 62 forms. These forms are listed below.

If you are filing elsewhere in Nova Scotia (in Halifax, Sydney, or Port Hawkesbury), you will file at the Supreme Court (Family Division), using Civil Procedure Rule 59 forms.

 

Please see below for locations and contact information for the Supreme Court (General Divisions) in Nova Scotia.

Click here for more information about the Courts of Nova Scotia.

AMHERST JUSTICE CENTRE
16 Church Street, 3rd floor
Amherst, NS, B4H 3A6
Phone: (902) 667-2256
Fax: (902) 667-1108

ANTIGONISH JUSTICE CENTRE
11 James Street
Antigonish, NS, B2G 1R6
Phone: (902) 863-3676
Fax: (902) 863-7479
Family Court Office
Phone: (902) 863-7312
Fax: (902) 863-7479

BRIDGEWATER JUSTICE CENTRE
141 High Street
Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1W2
Phone: (902) 543-4679
Fax: (902) 543-0678
Family Court Office
141 High Street
Bridgewater, NS, B4V 1W2
Phone: 902 543-4679
Fax: 902 543-0678

DIGBY/ANNAPOLIS JUSTICE CENTRE
119 Queen Street
P.O. Box 1089
Digby, NS, B0V 1A0
Phone: (902) 245-4567
Fax: (902) 245-6722

KENTVILLE JUSTICE CENTRE
87 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, NS,  B4N 2E5
Phone: (902) 679-6070
Fax: (902) 679-6178
Family Court Office
136 Exhibition Street
Kentville, NS, B4N 4E5
Phone: (902) 679-6075
Fax: (902) 679-6081 Phone: (902) 742-0550
Fax: (902) 742-0678

PICTOU JUSTICE CENTRE
also serving New Glasgow
PO Box 1750, 69 Water Street
Pictou,  NS, B0K 1H0
Phone: (902) 485-7350
Fax: (902) 485-8934 (Family Court)

Fax: (902) 485-6737 (Supreme Court)

TRURO JUSTICE CENTRE
540 Prince Street
Truro, NS, B2N 1G1
Phone: (902) 893-5840
Fax: (902) 893-6261

TRURO SUPREME COURT
1 Church Street
Truro, NS, B2N 3Z5
Phone: (902) 893-3953
Fax: (902) 893-6114

YARMOUTH JUSTICE CENTRE
164 Main Street
Yarmouth, NS, B5A 1C2
Phone: (902) 742-0500
Fax: (902) 742-0678
Family Court Office
Phone: (902) 742-0550
Fax: (902) 742-0678


 

NOTE: the forms listed below are used in the Supreme Courts only (they are NOT used in the Supreme Court Family Divisions). THESE FORMS ARE NOT ACCEPTED IN HALIFAX, SYDNEY, OR PORT HAWKESBURY. For forms used in Halifax, Sydney, or Port Hawkesbury, click here.

 


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Petition

To start the process using a Petition, you begin by filing:

  • Petition for Divorce (form 62.09)
  • Statement of contact information & circumstances (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 1)
  • Personal representation form and Court Data Information Sheet (if self-represented) (see your local court)
  • Long form marriage certificate

If no Answer is filed to contest the divorce within the time allowed, then the Petitioner can file:

  • Uncontested Motion for Divorce (with filing fee) (form 62.13)
  • Affidavit supporting an uncontested divorce (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 12)
  • Divorce Order (form 62.23)
  • Corollary Relief Order (form 62.24)
  • Financial and other disclosure as required (check with your court for the appropriate forms - the court may allow you to use the financial documents provided in this link)

If an Answer is filed by the Respondent and not withdrawn by agreement, you will need to take steps to move the divorce process forward. This may include filing:

  • Request for Date Assignment Conference (form FD 10) to ask to have court dates scheduled (check with your court to see if this form will be accepted)
  • Financial and other disclosure as required (check with your court for the appropriate forms - the court may allow you to use the financial documents provided in this link)

 


 

Joint Application for Divorce

  • Joint Application for Divorce (form 62.15)
  • Affidavit supporting an uncontested divorce (sworn/affirmed by both parties with a copy of the agreement attached as an exhibit, if applicable) (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 12)
  • Statement of contact information & circumstances (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 1)
  • Personal representation forms for both of the joint applicants  (required if self-represented) (see your local court)
  • Divorce Order (form 62.23)
  • Corollary Relief Order (form 62.24)
  • Marriage certificate
  • Financial and other disclosure as required (check with your court for the appropriate forms - the court may allow you to use the financial documents provided in this link)
  • Waiver of financial statements (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 11) if applicable – this document can only be filed if there are no children of the marriage

 


 

Application for Divorce by Written Agreement

  • Application for Divorce by Written Agreement (form 62.14)
  • Affidavit supporting an uncontested divorce (with a copy of the agreement attached as an exhibit) (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 12)
  • Statement of contact information & circumstances (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 1)
  • Personal representation forms for the applicant and the respondent (required if self-represented) (see your local court)
    - or Personal representation form for the applicant (required if self-represented) (see your local court) and a written statement of designated address and consent from the respondent
  • Divorce Order (form 62.23)
  • Corollary Relief Order (form 62.24)
  • Long form marriage certificate
  • Financial and other disclosure as required (check with your court for the appropriate forms - the court may allow you to use the financial documents provided in this link)
  • Waiver of financial statements (check with your court for their equivalent form – the court may allow the use of form FD 11) if applicable – this document can only be filed if there are no children of the marriage
     

How do I use the interactive online forms?

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Complete these forms on the computer, typing in your information, and save them to your own computer or a memory stick when you’re finished. Print them off on plain, white, letter-sized (8.5” x 11”) paper. Do not double-side the pages. You must bring the printed copies of your forms into the appropriate court for filing – you cannot submit your forms online.

You will usually need to file several copies of each of your forms. Check with court staff as to how many copies they require you to file. If you photocopy your forms at the court, there may be a fee for this. Do not double-side your photocopies.

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