ISO stands for the Nova Scotia Interjurisdictional Support Orders (ISO) Act. This is the law that is generally used for getting and changing (‘varying’) support orders involving Nova Scotians and parties who live in other jurisdictions, where provincial or territorial laws (not the federal Divorce Act) are being applied. It also provides a process for registering a support order in Nova Scotia for the purposes of enforcement when the order has been made in a reciprocating jurisdiction.

ISO is used for child support and spousal support (money) issues only – it is not used to deal with parenting arrangements.

ISO Spousal Support - FAQs

Interjurisdictional Support Order (ISO) Applications Guide

ISO Forms and Guides


ISO information for lawyers


Last updated on March 25, 2020 - 10:46am