Jurisdictional Disputes

The family law lawyers at MDW Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia, are experienced in jurisdictional disputes and cases involving conflict of laws. Jurisdictional disputes can arise in all types of family law matters, including custody and access, child support, spousal support, division of property, and domestic agreements.

This is a complex and nuanced area of family law. In some jurisdictional disputes, parties do not agree whether the case is governed by the law of Nova Scotia or another jurisdiction. This is referred to as “choice of law.” In other jurisdictional disputes, the parties disagree as to  which court will hear a matter. We have successfully represented clients who seek to have a matter heard and determined by a court in Nova Scotia, rather than a court in another province or another country. We have also successfully represented clients in choice of law cases, effectively arguing that the law of a certain jurisdiction applies to a case determined in Nova Scotia.

A family law lawyer will meet with you to learn the specific details of your case. We are also able to provide telephone or video consultations to international clients. We will then provide advice designed to meet your unique circumstances. Please contact us at our Halifax office to find out how we can help you.



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