Halifax Divorce Info Sessions

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.

New! FamiliesChange.ca

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.

Seeking public input: dividing family property after separation and divorce

The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia is working on changes to the law of family property in Nova Scotia.

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?

NS Legal Aid launches new website

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