Where you can use this guide

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You can use this guide to make a variation application in the following courts:

  • Family Courts in Amherst, Antigonish, Bridgewater, Digby/Annapolis, Pictou, Truro, Kentville & Yarmouth
  • Supreme Court (Family Division) in Halifax, Sydney, & Port Hawkesbury
  • Supreme Court (General Division) in Amherst, Antigonish, Bridgewater, Digby/Annapolis, Pictou, Truro, Kentville & Yarmouth (if applying to vary a final corollary order made as part of a divorce)

The forms you will need depend on which court you are filing in, and which issues you are dealing with. You will find forms checklists later on in this guide.

Note: if you have an ongoing divorce matter – one that is not yet final – you will likely deal with all of these issues as part of your divorce, in the place where the petition for divorce is filed. If you need to deal with an issue that can’t wait for your divorce to be finalized, you may be able to file an interim motion to have that issue dealt with ‘in the meantime.’