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If you live outside the Halifax or Cape Breton Regional Municipalities,
you will go to the Family Court if:

  • you have family matters to deal with other than a divorce or the devision of property
  • you are married and not getting divorced
  • you are common law
  • you are registered domestic partners
  • you have never lived together and are unmarried
  • you are a grandparent or another person who wants the court to make an order about custody, access, or child support

You will need the Family Court forms found here:
Family Court Forms Normally Used By Individual Litigants
Family Court Forms Normally Used By Agencies

For more information about the Nova Scotia Family Court, click here >>

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If you live outside the Halifax or Cape Breton Regional Municipalities and you are seeking a divorce or the division of property, you will go to the Supreme Court in the nearest community. more information >>

If you live inside the Halifax or Cape Breton Regional Municipalities, and you have any Family Law matters to deal with, you will go to the Supreme Court Family Division courthouse. more information >>

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NOTE:
Family Law matters that involve children (custody, access, etc.)
are heard in the Court and the courthouse closest to where the children live.

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For detailed information on Family Law, go to the
Nova Scotia Family Law Information Program
On-line or In-person : About FLIP Centres >>