The “What Happens Next” Calendar, published by Justice Canada in English and French, can help children keep track of the times they will spend with each parent, as well as other important dates throughout the year, if their parents separate or divorce.
The winter & spring 2017 schedule for Halifax's divorce sessions is now available.
These sessions are free, and open to anyone. There is no registration required.
The divorce information session is for those preparing to file their own divorce. In the session, you'll learn about the different ways to file for divorce, how a divorce is processed, and how the documents are prepared.
'A Guide To Filing for Divorce in Nova Scotia' is now available. This guide operates like an online book, and provides background information and instructions on filing for divorce, including links to forms.
The Justice Education Society of BC launched FamiliesChange.ca on October 21, 2016 – a new national website to help kids, teens and parents deal with separation and divorce.
The website is a Canadian first. It includes age-appropriate information to help everyone in the family deal with a parental break-up. Plus, the information is regionalized so that site users can get the right legal information and services appropriate for their province. Information is available in English and French.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has released a new edition of the book 'Because life goes on...Helping Children and Youth LIVE with Separation and Divorce.' This book contains a tremendous amount of information helpful to parents, children, and families, including sections on:
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Have you had to divide property at the end of a marriage or common law relationship? Do you know someone who has? Tell the Commission about it.
How should married spouses divide their property at the end of a marriage? What about common law partners?
What rights should spouses have to the family home? Pensions? Business assets? Property owned before marriage?
The Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission has launched its new website, at www.nslegalaid.ca.
Legal Aid’s motto is “Here to Help”. This website provides more help to Nova Scotians, and is welcoming, mobile-friendly, and intuitive to use. The website provides up-to-date information in three core areas: criminal law, family law, and social justice.
The website provides links to community resources, and an online Legal Aid application.
NS Legal Aid is also on Twitter @NSLegalAid
Need information on divorce or separation? A new video is available to guide families going through divorce or separation to a range of free family justice tools and products available on the Justice Canada website. These, and other family law resources for parents and children, can be found here.
To watch the video, click here.
As part of a larger effort to improve Nova Scotia’s ability to collect and pay court-ordered family support payments, the Department of Justice has reviewed the Maintenance Enforcement Act. The Department of Justice is considering a number of changes to the Act and is seeking your input on three of those changes: