Common Law Separation Links

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Access Nova Scotia/Vital Statistics (Registering a Domestic Partnership)

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) (Credit splitting upon divorce or separation)

Nova Scotia Partition Act

Separating or Divorcing Couples (Canadian Bar Association) - includes link to Tax Matters Toolkit

Service Canada


If you are separating from your partner, or are involved with, or going to be involved with, the court, it is always a good idea to speak with a lawyer. Click here for information about legal support and advice options in Nova Scotia, including no- and low-cost services.