Inventory of Government-Based Family Justice Services

Administrative Recalculation (Nova Scotia)

Nova Scotia

Type of service
Support Recalculation Services

Services offered
This Program recalculates the table amount of child support where a court order or registered agreement allows for this to happen. The recalculation happens once a year at the time of the anniversary of the court order. The Program recalculates certain child support orders based on updated income information provided by the parent paying support.

Pilot or ongoing service
Ongoing service

Department responsible
Nova Scotia Department of Justice

How to access this service
To be eligible for the Administrative Recalculation Program, both parties must live in Nova Scotia. They must have a court order that allows automatic recalculation of child support.


Information about the Nova Scotia Administrative Recalculation Program can be found at

No charge

Governing legislation/legislative authority
Parenting and Support Act
Divorce Act
Administrative Recalculation of Child Support Regulations

Contact person(s)
There is one office that deals with all administrative recalculation for Nova Scotia.

NS Administrative Recalculation of Child Support Program
P.O. Box 23
Halifax, NS B3J 2L4
Telephone: 902-424-0600
Toll-free: 1-844-424-0600 (outside Metro Halifax)
Fax: 902-424-0840

To access this service, contact the justice center which is responsible for the file. Contact information about the various justice centers in Nova Scotia may be found at:

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