Divorce Act ISO deals with child support or spousal support issues when divorced parties live in different reciprocating jurisdictions. Most often, when one party lives in Nova Scotia and the other in another province or territory within Canada but also when the applicant lives in a reciprocating jurisdiction outside of Canada. There are exceptions. See a lawyer for help.

In the Divorce Act ISO process, the applicant usually does not go to court – all of their evidence is presented in writing in the ISO forms. Generally, Respondents are required to go to court.

In some cases, Divorce Act ISO files may go through the ADR process.

Because the Divorce Act ISO process can be long, it is important to do a good job filling out your forms.

Speak to a lawyer whenever possible, before filing or responding to a Divorce Act ISO application. Click here for information about legal support and advice options in Nova Scotia, including no- and low-cost services.

For child support information, click here.

For spousal support information, click here.


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