CHANGES TO THE DIVORCE ACT
Changes to the Divorce Act come into force on March 1, 2021 which may affect you and your family law issue.
We are working to update our website. 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 one of the following links:
- Overview of changes to family laws under the Divorce Act
Learn how new changes to family laws may affect you.
Learn how the new laws will affect your parenting arrangements.
Learn how family resolution processes can help you resolve your family law issues out of court.
Learn how new changes to family laws are addressing family violence.
Learn how a child’s views and preferences are important in determining the best interests of the child.
- Duties for parents and others under the Divorce Act
Learn about new family law duties for parents to help them act in the best interests of the child.
Learn about the responsibilities of a child’s parents when a move is planned.
Click here to review FAQs relating to Parenting and Support Act relocation applications.
- Filing an application for child or spousal support and the other party does not live in Nova Scotia?
New interjurisdictional support order application Forms and Guides are now available for ISO applications & interjurisdictional applications made under the Divorce Act.
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.
Online Programs: Intake & Parent Information (PIP)
These modules are the online versions of in-person sessions ordinarily offered at family law courts: Intake, and the Parent Information Program (PIP).
In-person sessions are now suspended due to Covid-19. 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.