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Separation Agreements in Nova Scotia

Navigating the complexities of family disputes, particularly during separation or divorce, can be emotionally challenging and legally intricate. One crucial tool in resolving these disputes is the separation agreement. There are three key components to a separation agreement in Nova Scotia as well as five recommended steps to creating a legally binding agreement.

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Understanding Family Law in Nova Scotia

Family law in Nova Scotia plays a crucial role in guiding individuals through the legal aspects of familial relationships. Understanding the basics of family law is essential for anyone navigating issues related to marriage, separation, divorce, child custody, and more. There are three key aspects of family law in Nova Scotia: the statutes, court processes, and the vital role played by family law legal professionals.

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What terms are followed before your divorce is finalized?

If you and your spouse are separating, you may need to resolve some urgent issues before you can finalize your divorce. This is where a notice of motion for interim relief, also called an interim motion, can help. A “notice of motion” is a document that asks the court to make a temporary order on one or more issues related to your separation. “Interim relief” means that the order will only last until the court makes a final decision on your case, or until you and your spouse agree on a settlement.

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Getting Divorced in Nova Scotia

When you are getting divorced in Nova Scotia there are multiple paths. First you determine if your divorce is contested or uncontested. If contested, you can choose judicial settlement or divorce mediation. We’ll explain how these things effect time and cost.

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Prenup Q&A With A Family Lawyer

In Canada a prenuptial agreement (prenup) is actually called a marriage contract — a marriage contract is a financial contract.

Getting a prenup done before you get married is not about “planning to fail” but it’s about both parties planning to be agreeable if things go array.

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