Family

Family law matters are often some of the most deeply emotional of all legal challenges. Approaching every client’s case with respect, consideration, and understanding goes a long way toward achieving agreeable outcomes, To this end, we hold ourselves to a high degree of client accessibility, and we work to establish a relationship of mutual understanding.

Cox & Palmer’s experienced team of family law professionals offer a broad range of services in all matters relating to domestic relationships, separation and divorce. Whether you are seeking assistance with a custody and access matter, on adoption, or a complex division of property, our team of professionals is here to help.

Our lawyers have extensive litigation experience and regularly appear as counsel at all levels of Court. We also offer a variety of alternate dispute resolution (ADR) options, including mediation, negotiation and collaborative alternatives.

With Cox & Palmer, you can be confident that your interests are being effectively and personally handled.

SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Pre-planning services, including cohabitation and marriage agreements and general advice on the impact of marriage or cohabitation on a variety of issues
  • Separation or divorce services including contested and uncontested divorce, separation agreements, custody and access, child support and spousal support, and division of property
  • Post separation or divorce services, including enforcing compliance with current orders or agreements and varying current orders or agreements
  • Adoption services, including private adoption within Atlantic Canada

WE DELIVER

  • Depth of experience – our family law team includes some of the most well respected family law professionals in Atlantic Canada.
  • Options – whether you are seeking negotiation, a traditional litigation based approach or alternative dispute resolution options, our team has the training and experience required to help.
  • Individualized service – we take the time to get to know you and to recommend solutions and offer alternatives that suit your specific goals.
  • Bilingualism – legal services are available in both French and English.

Articles & Insights

This Month in Nova Scotia Family Law – April 2024

Hanak v Hanak, 2024 NSCA 44 Judge: Justice Elizabeth Van den Eynden Subject: Appeal of an Interim Order, Imputation of Income, Fresh Evidence Summary: Mr. Hanak sought leave to appeal from an interim order, which imputed his income at $200,000 for the purpose of determining his support obligations.  He argued instead that his annual income should be […]

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This Month in Nova Scotia Family Law – March 2024

Fox v. Muise, 2024, NSSC 50 Judge: Honourable Justice Theresa M Forgeron Subject: Child Support, Unjust Enrichment Summary:  Leonard Fox and Margaret Muise have two children born in 2001 and 2004 from a common-law relationship that ended in 2010. In 2012-2013, a contested hearing decided on parenting, child support, and unjust enrichment. Mr. Fox seeks to […]

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This Month in Nova Scotia Family Law – February 2024

Owda v Hussini, 2024 NSSC 23 Judge: Honourable Justice Cindy Cormier Subject: Relocation, Parenting Time, Child Support Summary: Ms. Owda filed an initial application under the Parenting and Support Act to seek to have Mr. Hussini pay child support. The mother claimed that Mr. Hussini was not contributing to the children’s expenses and that he […]

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Additional Resources & Information

The websites below provide a great deal of general information about Family Law in each province in an easy to understand format. Among the helpful family law information available are publications on marital property, child support, spousal support and custody and access. They also contain Court forms together with helpful information on how they should be completed.