Summary Advice Counsel

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This service is available in several locations throughout Nova Scotia, including Halifax, Sydney, Ingonish (via video conference), Port Hawkesbury, Pictou, Antigonish, Amherst and Truro.  Your case or issue must be somehow related to the court where the Summary Advice lawyer is located. For example, if you are making an application to the court in Halifax, you should book an appointment with the lawyer in Halifax.

The Summary Advice Counsel is a lawyer who assists people who need legal advice on a family law matter, but who do not have a lawyer. The Summary Advice lawyer provides basic legal advice, free of charge, regardless of how much you make or where you get your income.

The purpose of the Summary Advice Counsel service is to give people a better understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities. The Summary Advice lawyer can give basic information about legal terms, how to start or respond to a court application, court processes, legal documents, and other aspects of family law.

The Summary Advice lawyer can give advice on child custody and access, child and spousal support, property division, divorce, and most other family law matters and court processes. The Summary Advice lawyer does not provide advice to parents involved in child protection matters, or for matters involving Mi’kmaq Family Services. The Summary Advice lawyer may provide advice to a non-party to a child protection matter. For example, if you are not directly involved with a child protection proceeding and are applying for custody of or access to the children involved.

The Summary Advice lawyer does not go to court with you.

You can contact your local Summary Advice lawyer to book an appointment by calling the number below:

Amherst:       (902) 667-2256

Antigonish:    (902) 863-7312

Halifax:      (902) 424-5616

Pictou:    (902) 485-7350

Port Hawkesbury:      (902) 625-2665

Sydney/Ingonish:  (902) 563-2200  (Ingonish video conference through Sydney office)

Truro:   (902) 893-5840