When is the NS ISO Process Used?

NS ISO is used where provincial or territorial laws are being applied and the matter is going to be heard in the place where the responding party lives. NS ISO is not used if a party is divorcing under the federal Divorce Act. If you are divorced from the other person, please read the Divorce Act ISO Guide first.

In some cases, there may be options other than NS ISO that available to you. For example, the matter may be heard in the place where the applicant lives or in the place the respondent lives.

Cases where people live in different jurisdictions can be complicated. It is always recommended you obtain legal advice.  Click here for information about legal support and advice options in Nova Scotia, including no- and low-cost services.

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