A new website will help Nova Scotians experiencing a family breakup, domestic violence or other legal issues to be better informed about the law, processes and services that make up family law in the province.
Justice Minister Ross Landry officially launched www.nsfamilylaw.ca
today, July 17.
"A family breakup is a challenging and emotional time," said Justice Minister Ross Landry. "Our hope is that this website will help families be better informed and make this difficult time a little easier."
The website is a collaborative effort by the Department of Justice, Department of Community Services, Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Barristers' Society, Nova Scotia Legal Aid, Canadian Bar Association, Capital District Health Authority and the Executive Office of the Nova Scotia Judiciary.
It offers information and resources about family law in Nova Scotia, including separation and divorce, custody and access, child support, mental health and family violence.
"This website and the range and depth of information it provides Nova Scotians is a game changer," said Tim Daley, president of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society. "It affords everyone an excellent source of information on the law and processes around family matters, and will benefit many Nova Scotia families as they deal with the difficult issues arising out of separation and divorce.
"We should be very proud of this site and the commitment it represents to improving access to justice in this province."
FOR BROADCAST USE:
A new website will help Nova Scotians experiencing a
family breakup, domestic violence or other legal issues to be
better informed about the law, processes and services that make
up family law in the province.
Justice Minister Ross Landry officially launched
W-W-W-dot-N-S-family-law-dot-C-A today (July 17th).
Mr. Landry says that a family breakup is a challenging and
emotional time and the goal of the website is to help families
be better informed and make that difficult time a little easier.
Media Contact: Dan Harrison
Department of Justice