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Family Lawyers & Mediators in Truro and Halifax, Nova Scotia

Welcome to Paquet, your boutique law firm dedicated to providing exceptional legal services in the realms of family law. Nestled in the heart of Truro, Nova Scotia, we serve clients in both Truro and Halifax. 


Our firm stands as a beacon of support and expertise for individuals navigating the complexities of family legal matters. Led by a team of seasoned family lawyers, we understand the intricacies and sensitivities involved in these cases. At Paquet Law, our commitment goes beyond legal representation; we strive to offer compassionate guidance and tailored solutions that prioritize the well-being of our clients and their families.


Whether you're facing divorce, child custody disputes, or other family-related legal challenges, thousands of clients have trusted us to provide dedicated advocacy and personalized service every step of the way. Your journey through family law is unique, and we are here to ensure it is met with understanding, skill, and unwavering support.

Paquet Law is Proud to be a Trusted Resource for Our Clients

Can I Meet With a Family Lawyer If My Spouse is Not Ready to Proceed?

Yes, you can certainly meet with a family lawyer even if your spouse is not ready to proceed with legal matters. You have the right to seek legal advice and explore your options independently. It's common for one party to be more proactive in seeking legal counsel, especially if there are concerns or uncertainties regarding family-related issues.

What is the First Step in Hiring a Family Lawyer?

The first step in hiring Paquet Law is to schedule an introductory meeting with our family lawyers to discuss the details of your case further. This meeting allows both you and your lawyer to become more familiar with each other and to go over the specifics of your situation.

How Do You Charge for Your Services?

We appreciate your focus on understanding the financial aspects of your case, and our goal is to provide transparency and clarity throughout this process. Our firm typically charges for services based on a specific fee structure, which we would be happy to discuss with you in detail during our consultation.

We believe in open communication, and we want to ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of the costs involved. Additionally, we'll explain any potential additional costs that may arise, so there are no surprises along the way.


Your confidence and peace of mind are important to us, and we're committed to working collaboratively to address any questions or concerns you may have about the financial aspects of your legal journey.

How Will You Involve Me in Decision Making?

From the beginning, we prioritize a client-centered approach. This means that your input is highly valued, and we will work together to make informed decisions at every stage of your case.

We ensure our clients are well-informed about the legal options available, the potential consequences of each decision, and the strategies we can employ. Regular consultations will be scheduled to discuss key developments, gather your insights, and address any questions or concerns you may have. Your active participation is fundamental to achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

What Alternatives Are There to Going to Court?

We appreciate your interest in exploring alternatives to court proceedings, and our firm is dedicated to providing comprehensive options tailored to your situation. There are several alternative dispute resolution methods available, and our lawyers can guide you through these alternatives.

One common approach is mediation, where a neutral third party helps facilitate discussions and negotiations to reach a mutually agreeable resolution.

Collaborative law is another option, involving a cooperative and transparent process to resolve issues without court intervention. Additionally, arbitration allows for a more private and flexible resolution process with a neutral arbitrator.

What Do Family Lawyers Do?

Our family lawyers specialize in legal matters that revolve around family relationships. Their primary focus is to provide legal assistance and guidance in various family-related issues. Family lawyers handle cases such as divorce, child custody, spousal support, adoption, domestic violence, and more.

What Documents Should I Bring to My First Appointment with the Lawyer?

When meeting with a family lawyer for the first time, it's essential to come prepared with relevant documents to provide a comprehensive overview of your situation. Here is a basic list but don't worry we will review this when you book your first consultation. 


Any Existing Legal Documents

Financial Documents Including Tax Return, Pay Stubs, Investments, Deeds, Mortgage Statements and Bank Statements.  

Documentation of Marital Assets

Documentation of Debts

Child-Related Documents Including Birth Certificates and Existing Agreements​

Communication Records​

List of Questions

How Long Do You Estimate it Will Take to Settle My Case?

Estimating the timeline for settling a case is a common concern, and our firm understands the importance of providing clarity in this regard. However, it's essential to note that the duration can vary based on several factors, and each case is unique.

Factors influencing the timeline include the complexity of the issues involved, court availability, the willingness of both parties to reach agreements, and any unforeseen developments that may arise during the legal process. Our firm is committed to working efficiently and diligently on your behalf to move the case forward.

How Can I Learn More About Family Laws in Nova Scotia?

Nova Scotia Legal Information Society (NSLIS).


The NSLIS provides legal information, publications, and resources on family law matters. Their website may have guides and FAQs.

How Do I Find the Right Family Lawyer for Me?

Knowing you've found the right family lawyer involves a blend of practical and personal considerations. A key indicator is clear communication; the lawyer should attentively address your concerns, provide understandable explanations, and keep you informed about your case's progress. Look for expertise in family law, demonstrated by a deep understanding of relevant statutes and a track record with cases similar to yours.

Experience in handling comparable cases is crucial, reflecting the lawyer's ability to navigate your specific situation.


A personalized approach is also important; the right lawyer tailors their strategy to your unique needs, goals, and circumstances.

Respect for your decisions is crucial, and the lawyer should involve you in the decision-making process.


Demonstrating empathy and understanding toward your personal situation is indicative of a lawyer who acknowledges the emotional aspects of family law cases.

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