Divorce in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Divorce Legal directory providing trusted research & links to Halifax, Sydney, Dartmouth lawyers practicing in Separation, Matrimonial Property, Spousal Maintenance and Family Law.

If you are dealing with a separation or divorce, the Courts of Nova Scotia's website outlines information on the court process and the emotional effects of a separation or divorce. The site covers the legal process for divorce in Nova Scotia, child custody and access, financial support, the separation and divorce process, and other relevant information for Nova Scotia. The legal process looks at the types of decisions that have to be made when you separate or divorce, including how much support will be paid and who will take care of any children, will you need a mediator to reach an agreement, and how to legally get divorced. The custody and access section overviews custody and access laws, supervised access, and enforcing custody and access orders. A lawyer can help you to work out custody and access arrangements.

There are also documents that you need to consider when getting divorced in Nova Scotia. A Divorce Order is an order signed by a Justice of the Supreme Court. It indicates the date the divorce has been granted and also refers to any name change you may have requested. A Corollary Relief Order is a separate order signed by a Justice of the Supreme Court. It deals with matters other than the divorce itself such as custody and access of children, child and/or spousal maintenance and the division of any joint assets. Once your divorce is completed, will need a Certificate of Divorce. This is the proof that your divorce is final. If you wish to re-marry you will need to have a Certificate of Divorce. To find out more about these documents and where to obtain them in Nova Scotia, visit http://www.courts.ns.ca/General/FAQ_general.htm.

Grounds for divorce in Nova Scotia are the same as the other provinces and as defined by the Divorce Act which is federal law. The Act stipulates the sole grounds for divorce as marital breakdown, and provides for three basic ways for proving it under Nova Scotia divorce law: you and your spouse have been separated for one year; your spouse has committed adultery; or, your spouse has treated you with intolerable mental or physical cruelty.

If you are looking for a divorce lawyer or a law firm in your area in Nova Scotia that handles divorce and / or child custody, please visit http://www.canadian-lawyers.ca/cl/Nova-Scotia/browse-by-city.html.

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