For more comprehensive family law information go to:

nsfamilylaw

This page only gives legal information. It is not intended to replace legal advice from a lawyer.

The information on this page only applies to married spouses or registered domestic partners. The information here does not apply to common law couples. For information about common law relationships go to LISNS page on common law relationships, and nsfamilylaw.ca.

Nova Scotia’s Matrimonial Property Act sets out the law on how matrimonial property may be divided after married spouses or registered domestic partners separate.  The Matrimonial Property Act only applies to married spouses and registered domestic partners. It does not apply to common law couples.