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 matrimonial property.  The Matrimonial Property Act only applies to married spouses and registered domestic partners. It does not apply to common law couples.

The Nova Scotia Government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their views on how family property is divided at the end of a relationship. Go here to take the public consultation survey on family property division.