Family Law

Services include:

  • ​for children: adoptions (step-parent, same-sex, Department of Community Services), parenting plans, financial support, guardianship, travel documents, representing a child's interests in Court
  • for couples: domestic partnership registrations, cohabitation agreements, "prenups" or marriage contracts
  • for vulnerable people: guardianships, elder law advice, and long-term care advice, estate planning
  • if you are separating: divorce, common-law separation, same-sex separation; property division; financial support ("alimony"); tax and estate planning after separation
  • enforcement or variation of court orders


Family Law Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission: you can apply for Legal Aid here.

Nest of the Humble-Bee, The Naturalist's Library, William Jardine, 1840