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  • Search probate records for documents and wills (England and Wales)

    Search online for a will, grant of representation or probate document for a death in or after 1858

  • Applying for probate

    Find out if you need to apply for probate to deal with the estate of someone who’s died. Discover how to apply for probate or letters of administration and what to do if there’s no will.

    • Overview

      Applying for the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and…

    • Who can apply

      Only certain people can apply for probate to deal with the estate of…

    • If you’re an executor

      An executor is someone named in a will as responsible for sorting out the…

    • Apply for probate

      You can apply for probate yourself online or by post, or pay a probate…

    • After you've applied

      You’ll usually get the grant of probate or letters of administration…

  • Apply for a divorce

    Get a divorce: apply online or by post.

  • Employment tribunal decisions

    Find decisions on Employment Tribunal cases in England, Wales and Scotland.

  • Get a divorce

    Check you can get a divorce, agree or disagree with a divorce petition, what to do if your husband or wife lacks mental capacity

  • Make a court claim for money

    How to take legal action if someone owes you money (small claims court), how much it costs, what happens next. Includes information from withdrawn guidance EX303, EX304, EX306, EX321, EX325 and EX350.

  • Change your name by deed poll

    A deed poll recognises a change of name of an adult or child - make your own, use official forms, or get one through a specialist agency or solicitor

  • Pay a court fine

    The only service you can use to pay your court fine online, or by telephone using a credit or debit card.

  • Make a money claim online

    Make a claim against someone who owes you money or manage an existing claim: small claims court.

  • HM Courts & Tribunals Service

    The home of HM Courts & Tribunals Service on GOV.UK. HM Courts & Tribunals Service is responsible for the administration of criminal, civil and family courts and tribunals in England and Wales.

  • Get help paying court and tribunal fees

    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

  • Magistrates’ court listings now published online

    Magistrates’ court lists in England and Wales will be published online for the first time, making it easier to access listing information.

  • What to do after someone dies

    The steps you must take when someone dies - register a death, report a death with Tell Us Once, coroners, funerals and death abroad

  • Jury service

    What to do if you're asked to do jury service - taking time off work, delaying jury service, claiming expenses. Includes information from the withdrawn 5222, 5222A and Juror Charter guidance

  • Find a court or tribunal

    Use court finder to find a court in England and Wales or a tribunal in England, Wales and Scotland

  • Court and tribunal fees

    Pay civil or family court fees or tribunal fees, get help with fees if you're on a low income or getting benefits

  • Parental rights and responsibilities

    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

  • Reply to a jury summons

    Reply to a jury summons online

  • Get a copy of a decree absolute or final order

    How to order a copy of a decree absolute or a final order if you want to remarry or prove that you have divorced your former husband or wife or ended a civil partnership.

  • Respond to a divorce application

    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.