Courts of Nova Scotia graphic and NS Crest


Serving Hants & Kings Counties

Resident Judge:
The Honourable Judge
Marci Lin Melvin

Supreme Court

Provincial Court

Small Claims Court

Probate Court

Kentville Justice Centre


136 Exhibition Street
(Provincial Building)
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 4E5

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Phone: (902) 679-6075
Fax: (902) 679-6081
Parent Info Program

Family Court Act


Family Court Rules




The Family Court provides a forum for hearing issues relating to the family including maintenance, custody/access, child protection matters and family violence between spouses or between parent and child.

In Nova Scotia, the Family Court sits only in the areas outside the Reginal Municipality of Halifax and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Inside these two regional municipalities, Family Matters are dealt with by the Family Division of the Supreme Court.

Proceedings in the Family Court are governed by the Family Court Act and the Family Court Rules.

The Nova Scotia Department of Justice provides administrative and operational support to the Family Court.

For more about the Court, click on the "Family Court" link at the top of this page.