The Department of Justice is working to improve and update the province’s family laws. Interested Nova Scotians are invited to review a discussion paper and give feedback on proposed changes to the Maintenance and Custody Act (MCA).
These changes will help families experiencing separation and custody issues by addressing specific challenges in family laws, updating them and making them clearer.
The Maintenance and Custody Act governs parenting arrangements including care, custody, and time spent with a child. The proposed changes to the Act would:
The discussion paper is available here. If responding by email, please save a copy of the paper on your computer before typing your responses. This will allow you to access the links without losing your information. To receive a hardcopy of the paper, or for additional questions, please send requests to:
Phone: 902- 424-5341
Mail: Family Law Reform Project,
Nova Scotia Department of Justice,
5151 Terminal Rd., P.O. Box 7, Halifax, B3J 2L6
Feedback is due, either electronically or in writing, by June 30, 2014.