The Court of Probate in each of the districts in Nova
Scotia consists of a Judge of Probate (who is the Supreme Court Justice)
and the Registrar.
The Nova Scotia Department of Justice provides administrative and operational support to the court.
For all estates where the Court has issued a "Grant of Probate" on or after October 1, 2001, the Probate Act which is currently in force applies: Probate Act - An Act Respecting the Probate and Administration of the Estates of Deceased Persons
Also relevant are the Probate Court Practice, Procedure and Forms Regulations
When the Court has issued a "Grant of Probate"
prior to October 1, 2001, the "old" Probate Act (Revised Statutes
of Nova Scotia, 1989, Chapter 359) applies:
See - Information kits for representing yourself in the Probate Court