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Effective January 1, 2022, the court forms related to family matters will be provided by Rule 59 and can be found here: Supreme Court Family Division Forms. These forms replace Rule 62 in the Supreme Court (General Division), and all court forms filed in the Family Court of Nova Scotia, with all necessary modifications required.
There will be a transition period of six (6) weeks during which Family Court and Rule 62 forms will be accepted. However, effective February 14, 2022 only forms under Rule 59 will be accepted unless a court officer or judge directs otherwise. For more information, please find the news release here: Transition to UFC Notice
CHANGES TO THE DIVORCE ACT - Effective March 1, 2021
We are also updating our website to reflect changes to the Divorce Act which came into effect on March 1, 2021. While this work is underway, you can learn more about what these changes may mean for you and your family by speaking to a court staff member or visiting this link: Government of Canada: Changes to Family Law
Online Programs: Intake & Parent Information (PIP)
In-person sessions of Intake and the Parent Information Program are now suspended due to Covid-19. You can complete the online version at the links below:
Covid-19 Protocol for Child Custody
This protocol (under the authority of the Chief Medical Officer of Health) aims to balance the need to support parents and children spending time together with the need for self-isolation and testing to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Click here to read the Covid-19 Protocol for Child Custody.