Your Local Divorce & Family Lawyers

Brookshire Law Office is local to you, proudly serving Halifax, Dartmouth, and Hants. Our experienced divorce and family lawyers have been serving HRM and surrounding communities since 1996.

Family lawyers

We have all your family law services under one roof. Our team has over 24 years of experience – we have seen it all.

Divorce Lawyers

Our divorce lawyers and assistants will walk you through the separation process. From our quick and easy intake form to divorce litigation we're there for you.

Adoption Lawyers

Adoptions can be complex and lengthy. Our adoption lawyers will help the process go as smooth as possible.

Separation agreements

A written separation agreement confirms your agreement on property, debt division, child custody, parenting times, child support and spousal support.

Marriage contracts (prenup)

A marriage contract is also known as a prenup or prenuptial agreement. Our lawyers will assist you in completing this.

Quick and easy intake

Book your consultation online and one of our friendly assistants will call you to go over our quick and easy intake process.

Meet Our Family lawyers

We understand that separating from your partner can be a very difficult and stressful life event. At Brookshire Law Office our family lawyers aim to finalize your divorce or legal separation in the most cost effective and amicable way possible.

At Brookshire Law Office, our team is always looking out for your best interests. To meet the team and learn more about the people in your corner, visit our “About” page.

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Our Family Law TEAM Is Here For You

We are here to help you get through some of life’s most challenging moments. Whether you require assistance with a divorce or another family related matter, our legal team is here for you.

Our family law team wants to work with you and support you through your family related legal matters. We believe it is important for you to find a legal team that is right for you. At Brookshire Law Office, we provide 30-minute consultations so you can get to know your legal team. Ensuring that we are the right fit for your needs.

We look forward to working with you! You can either book your consultation online by clicking the “Book your consultation” button on the bottom right of the screen or through one of our friendly assistants by calling (902) 835-2726.

Our Family Lawyer Reviews

  • 5 star review  Clear and concise with explanations to my questions. I was very pleased with Shawn's straightforward approach.

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    September 14, 2021

    5 star review  Just had my divorce done 👍. Shawn Scott. Your the best. You and your firm. You guys made it so easy. Thanks so much. It only took me 16 years to get it done. I’ve been living with the stress from it . Thank you. !!🙏

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    September 2, 2021

    5 star review  I'm working with Brookshire on my divorce currently. They have done an excellent job trying to be concise in communication to keep costs lower and they work with my employer EAP. That said this is still an INCREDIBLY expensive process and we burned through my retainer before we even managed to submit an offer to settle but I'm glad I have competent representation.

    thumb Erin Wells
    June 24, 2021
  • 5 star review  Their website was very helpful and Shawn is such a kind lawyer! He really takes the time to listen and understand.

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    June 2, 2021

    5 star review  The firm has gone out of their way to make sure I was satisfied with their service. And they are doing a fantastic job! Thank you Brookshire Law.

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    February 14, 2021

    5 star review  I spoke with Shawn. He phoned exactly on the time assigned. He listened to me and gave a response that put my mind at ease. I have spoken to three other law offices in the past 7 or 8 years regarding my issue. At the present time I do not need legal action and when I do in the future, I will definitely be in touch with him. For the first time since this problem, I feel comfortable for the time being, at least. Thank you Shawn.

    thumb Rosalind Ledson
    January 28, 2021
  • 5 star review  Shawn Scott was informative and helpful in answering all of my questions. I would recommend using his services.

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    January 26, 2021

    5 star review  Update to last review.... ("Let's just say I'm not impressed so far.). Moved up to five stars. The firm has gone out of their way to make sure I was satisfied with the service. And they are doing a fantastic job! Thank you Brookshire Law.

    thumb Binder Vegas
    January 7, 2021

    5 star review  My initial call was informative, concise and very helpful. I was given clear advice on how to proceed in my matter. I look forward to working with the Brookshire Law office.

    thumb Michael Thomas
    December 2, 2020

Visit Our Divorce Lawyers

We believe it’s important for you, to get to know more about the law firm and lawyers that you’ll be working with. From family law to immigration law, our team is here for you.

That is why we offer consultations at Brookshire Law Office. You can talk with us to see if our lawyers are a good fit for your legal needs.

How To Choose a Divorce lawyer

To get a divorce in Nova Scotia you’ll need a family lawyer. First you try to get a written separation agreement confirming your agreement on property, debt division, child custody, parenting times, child support and spousal support. Your lawyer will work with you to complete this process. If you can not come to an agreement you will need to go to family court. Your lawyer will then advocate on your behalf.

In Canada, you might hear the term divorce lawyer, but traditionally is called a family lawyer. However you might hear them being called a family practice lawyer. In the United States you’ll hear them referred to as divorce attorney.

In family law, your lawyer handles a wide variety of issues which includes the division of assets and debts, child care and support.  The friendly lawyers at Brookshire Law Office do all of this and help guide you through your life transition.

Every situation is different, which is why the cost of a lawyer has a wide range. Brookshire Law Office has 25+ years of experience in the field – we waste no time solving your problems – time is money.

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What To Expect

Here’s what you can expect after booking your family law consultation:

– One of our friendly assistants will call you to go over a quick and easy intake process.

– Mr. Shawn Scott will call you at the time of your consultation to discuss your legal matter with you.

– During your consultation, you will be provided with an action plan so that you know what you can expect from us if you decide to retain our team.