Online Survey Now Open on Division of Property

Government is inviting Nova Scotians to share their views on how property is divided at the end of a domestic relationship.
People can share their opinions on the Matrimonial Property Act starting today, January 23, through an online survey here.


Currently, in Nova Scotia, the law on how family property - such as homes, vehicles, land, money and investments - is divided differs based upon whether a couple is married or common-law.
Government is seeking feedback on whether common-law relationships should be treated the same as married couples and registered domestic partnerships when it comes to dividing property at the end of a relationship. Feedback is also being requested on possible changes affecting rights to possess the family home, as well as the treatment of business assets, property owned before a relationship began, family debt and pensions.
For more information, please visit https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200123002