NOVA SCOTIA COURTS AND COVID-19

UPDATED MAY 14 2020

Family Courts and Family Divisions have been open and hearing urgent or essential matters during Covid-19, and are starting to deal with other matters, all while following public health advice and directions.

New Support Variation FAQs: Steps you can take to deal with Covid-19 Income Reductions and Support Payments

Dealing with Covid-19 parenting difficulties? Please contact your local Family Court or Family Division for more information. Find NS Court email and fax information: click here. (New FAQs will be coming soon)

Until further notice, unless a judge directs otherwise, the Supreme Court, including the Family Division, will no longer accept paper filing of documents. Counsel and self-represented parties are to email or fax documents that are needed in relation to urgent and essential matters.

Individuals who do not have access to a computer or fax machine should call the courthouse for further directions.

Online Programs: Intake & Parent Information (PIP)

These modules are the online versions of in-person sessions offered at family law courts: Intake, and the Parent Information Program (PIP).

You can attend these programs in person by contacting the court to get scheduled, or you can complete them online at the links below.

Looking to complete Intake online? Click here.

Looking to complete the Parent Information Program (PIP) online? Click here.

Understanding Nova Scotia Courts

If you are involved with the Nova Scotia family law court system, it is important to know how the system works. You can find information about court processes and services at the bottom of the screen, or click the links below for information.

 

Using the Internet Safely

Internet browsers store a history of searches and visited sites. If you are worried about someone knowing that you visited this website, use a friend's computer or library computer, and make sure you have a safety plan. If you want to try removing the traces yourself, the links below provide instructions. Remember that by clearing your browser history, everything in the browser window will be cleared. If your partner is good with computers, this may make them suspicious.

For information about internet safety, click here or here.

Get the Word Out

Help us get the word out about Nova Scotia Family Law! You can easily print off our posters and rack cards for your offices, waiting rooms, and bulletin boards.

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