Family Law

Our family law team understands that some family matters may be emotional and disruptive, and so we seek efficient resolutions to legal situations without sacrificing an awareness of the possibilities of negotiated settlements, and litigation where necessary. We are able to assist our clients in addressing most family law-related issues, including the following:

  • Divorce, common-law or same-sex separations
  • Custody of children
  • The support of children, including financial support, day-to-day care and access with parents or relatives
  • Spousal or partner support
  • Division of matrimonial property including real estate, pensions and other assets
  • The adoption of children who are related or unrelated to the adopting parents
  • Tax and estate planning following a separation or divorce
  • Enforcement of Court Orders
  • Marriage Contracts and Co-Habitation Agreements
  • Child protection matters
  • Grandparent rights

There are different types of legal services that we can offer in Family Law. Please follow the links below for detailed descriptions.

Patrick L. Casey, Q.C., is also able to offer services that provide an alternative to court. For more information, please follow the links below.

Members of Our Family Law Group:


Useful links for Family Law

For the online table child support lookup:

For information on the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines:

For general information about family law in Nova Scotia:

Family Law Nova Scotia (

Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (

For general information on parenting after separation and divorce:

Co-Parent Successfully (

Our Family Wizard (

Plani Clik (

UpToParents (

For more information on Collaborative Family Law:

Collaborative Family Law (

If you would like to set up an appointment for an initial consult, please contact our assistant, Josie Ramsay,, or fill out the online form on our contact us page.

Already have an appointment for an initial consult? Please fill out our Client Information Form, and submit it to Josie Ramsay prior to your appointment, or bring it with you.