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The Court of Probate in each of the districts in Nova Scotia consists of a Judge of Probate (who is a Supreme Court Justice) and the Registrar.
All relevant estate documents are recorded and placed in safekeeping at the offices of the Registrar in each probate district.
When the Court has issued a "Grant of Probate" on or after October 1, 2001, the Act which is currently in force applies; see THE PROBATE ACT >>
When the Court has issued a "Grant of Probate"
prior to October 1, 2001, the "old" Probate Act applies: SEE THE "OLD" PROBATE ACT >>
Also relevant are the PROBATE COURT PRACTICE, PROCEDURE AND FORMS REGULATIONS >>
Probate Court Costs and Fees
Wondering how much your legal matter will cost? There are applicable fees and taxes set by the Provincial Government that you are required to pay for wills, estates and other Probate Court matters.
Forms Used In The Court
The version of the Probate Court's Forms provided on the next page are not official. FORMS PAGE >>
In the event of a discrepency, the Forms that are part of the PROBATE COURT PRACTICE, PROCEDURE AND FORMS REGULATIONS >> made under Section 106 of THE PROBATE ACT >> will be considered the official version.