Matrimonial Property Act Questionnaire
The Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia is reviewing the Matrimonial Property Act in Nova Scotia. At this stage we are looking for opinions, comments on and experiences with the Act in order to assist us in understanding how the Act is working for Nova Scotians.

Please fill out this short questionnaire to tell us your experiences, comments and/or opinions on dividing property between couples on relationship breakdown.

Please do not write your name or any contact or other identifying information on this questionnaire. If you would rather get in contact with us directly you can email us at: info@lawreform.ns.ca

Respondents should be aware that the Nova Scotia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act may require the Commission to release information, including personal information, contained in survey responses.

Are you now or have you ever been married, in a registered domestic partnership, or in a common law relationship?
Have you had children while you were married, in a common law relationship, or while in a registered domestic partnership?
Have you ever had to divide your assets and debts with a former spouse (ie., you were married) or registered domestic partner?
Was this done in Nova Scotia or elsewhere?
Did you have a lawyer or did you represent yourself?
If you did not have a lawyer please tell us why:
Your answer
If you did not have a lawyer, describe the experience of representing yourself.
What did you find most helpful in preparing your case (ie., websites, books, court staff, etc)? Was the experience what you expected? What advice would you give another self-represented person?
Your answer
If you attempted to come to an agreement to divide assets and debts, what was satisfactory and unsatisfactory about your experience with that process?
Your answer
If your dispute went to court, what was satisfactory or unsatisfactory about your experience?
Your answer
Do you think your assets and debts were divided fairly? Why or why not?
Your answer
What would you change about the way the court divided your assets?
Your answer
What would you change about the way you came to an agreement to divide your assets and debts?
Your answer
In your opinion, should common law couples divide their property 50/50 the way that married couples do?
Why or why not?
Your answer
In your opinion should common law couples with children divide their property 50/50 the way that married couples do?
Why or why not?
Your answer
What else would you like us to know about the way the law divides property between couples on relationship breakdown?
Your answer
If you are willing to have the Law Reform Commission contact you directly to speak to you about your submission please contact us at info@lawreform.ns.ca and provide us with your name and contact information.
Please do not provide any identifying information on this form.
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