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Send money to a prisoner in England and Wales by debit card for free
You could get a fine and penalty points if you're caught speeding, or could even lose your licence
Check you can get a divorce, agree or disagree with a divorce petition, what to do if your husband or wife lacks mental capacity.
You can get divorced in England or Wales if all of the following are true:…
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To apply for a divorce you’ll need: your husband or wife’s full name and…
Your application will be checked. If it’s correct, you’ll be sent: a…
You can apply for a decree nisi if your husband or wife does not defend…
The decree absolute is the legal document that ends your marriage. You…
You can apply for a divorce if your husband or wife ‘lacks mental…
The only service you can use to pay your court fine online, or by telephone using a credit or debit card.
Get money off your court or tribunal fees if you do not have much in savings, and get certain benefits or have a low income
How to get married or form a civil partnership in the UK, giving notice of marriage at a register office, visas, paying fees.
The steps you must take when someone dies - register a death, report a death with Tell Us Once, coroners, funerals and death abroad
Share a summary of a lasting power of attorney (LPA) with an organisation, add an LPA summary, keep track of which organisations can view an LPA summary.
When your husband or wife applies for divorce: how to respond, agree or disagree, start your own proceedings, court hearing, apply for a decree absolute.
Who has parental responsibility for looking after children, and how to apply for parental responsibility if you were unmarried to the mother or are not on the birth certificate
Check what to do after a death - how to register the death, notify government departments and manage financial issues.
How to work out splitting up money, property and possessions when you divorce or dissolve a civil partnership - including mediation.
Find information on prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales, including how to arrange visits and how to stay in touch with prisoners.
The home of Ministry of Justice on GOV.UK. The Ministry of Justice is a major government department, at the heart of the justice system. We work to protect and advance the principles of justice. Our vision is to deliver a wo…
Emergency workers will receive greater protection from violent criminals after the Government confirmed ‘Harper’s Law’ would be added to the statute book.
Make a request for a social visit to someone in a prison in England and Wales
Reply to a jury summons online
Apply for Help with Fees when you make your court or tribunal application. Use the online service, or EX160, to apply. You may not have to pay a fee, or you may get some money off. Includes guidance EX160a and remission calc…
How to make arrangements for your children if you divorce or separate, mediation and how to apply for a court order if you cannot agree
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