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- My child is transgender. How will the court treat my custody case and which name and pronoun will they use?
Nova Scotia Courts will use the Name and Pronouns used in your ApplicationCourts in Canada have repeatedly recognized the right of a child to have the name, gender expression and gender identity of their choosing. Even if you have not legally changed your child’s name and gender marker, a Nova Scoti … Read more »
- My partner and I are in a same-sex relationship and are separating. How will this affect getting a divorce or separation agreement in Nova Scotia?
Same-sex Relationships are Treated the Same as Opposite-sex RelationshipsIn Nova Scotia, same-sex couples have had the legal right to get married since 2005. Just like heterosexual marriages, some of these marriages will unfortunately break down. However, those in same sex relationship can be assure … Read more »
- Do Nova Scotia courts favour mothers in custody battles?
Nova Scotia Courts Prioritize the Best Interests of the ChildMany people believe that the court favours mothers in custody battles. However, this is not necessarily true. The court must do what is in the best interests of the child. In Nova Scotia, the court will try to keep the “status quo” for chi … Read more »
- My husband had an affair. Does this change the amount of support I can receive or the way we divide our property in Nova Scotia.
An Affair Does Not Affect Division of Property or Support in Nova ScotiaIn Nova Scotia, we have what we call “no fault” divorce. This means that we do not take into consideration the “why” of the breakdown of the marriage, at least when it comes to the financial aspects, such as spousal support or d … Read more »
- My partner is physically and emotionally abusive and I want to leave. Can I still get custody of my children and support in Nova Scotia?
Abuse is NOT Your FaultIf you are experiencing any form of abuse from a partner, you should know that it is not your fault. If you wish to leave an abusive relationship in Nova Scotia, it’s important to know that your ability to have custody of your children and your entitlement to spousal and/or ch … Read more »