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BoyneClarkeTopBanner LISNS would like to say thank you to BOYNECLARKE LLP for sponsoring the Accidents, Injuries and Suing pages on the LISNS website! Thank you for helping LISNS provide easier access to legal information.…

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3LISNS Events
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4LISNS Spotlight
Elder-abuse Are you a facilitator or trainer? Do you have experience delivering educational sessions to healthcare staff? Do you want to have a positive impact on how healthcare providers respond to elder abuse in Nova Scotia? This workshop is for you.…

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5Legal News
A new Administrative Recalculation of Child Support program, making it easier for parents to update child support amounts in a court order or registered agreement, is now available in Nova Scotia.…

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About LISNS

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (or LISNS) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. We have been providing Nova Scotians with easy to understand information and resources about the law for over 30 years.

LISNS' staff and volunteers believe easy access to information about the law is fundamental to a fair justice system. Quite simply, it's why and what we do!

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I turned to LISNS when my partner and I decided to move in together. He had three children, and I wanted to understand my rights and obligations as a step-parent. There was lots of information out there about divorce, custody, and access, but I could find nothing about my role as a new parental figure in the life of these children. I had personal, private – and important – questions, and nowhere to turn. I called the LISNS help line and got the answers I needed. Answers that enabled me to understand my situation and make better decisions as a result. Amelia, LISNS caller

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