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  • 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.

    • What is probate

      Probate is the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and…

    • If there’s a will

      You can apply for probate if you’re named as an executor in either the…

    • If there is not a will

      If the person did not leave a will, the most ‘entitled’ person can apply…

    • Before you apply

      Before applying for probate you’ll need to complete the following steps.…

    • Fees

      You may have to pay a fee to apply for probate. Whether you need to pay…

    • Apply for probate

      You can apply for probate yourself online or by post. This can be cheaper…

    • After you've applied

      Your application will be reviewed by the Probate Service. Track the…

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

  • 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 Includes information from withdrawn guidance EX303, EX304, EX306, EX321, EX325 and EX350.

    • What a court claim is

      You can apply to a county court to claim money you’re owed by a person or…

    • Court fees

      You must pay a court fee when you make your claim. If you know the claim…

    • Claim the interest

      You can claim interest on the money you’re owed. The interest will be…

    • Make a claim

      You can make your claim online, unless: you do not know how much money you…

    • After you make your claim

      Your claim, including your name and address, will be sent to the person or…

    • What happens at the hearing

      If there’s a hearing, you can: represent yourself pay for a barrister or…

    • Enforce a judgment

      You can ask the court to collect payment from the person or business who…

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 work out splitting up money, property and possessions when you divorce or dissolve a civil partnership - including mediation.

  • 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.

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

  • Submit or respond to online applications for certain civil, family and tribunal cases.

  • Check what to do after a death - how to register the death, notify government departments and deal with the estate.

  • Plead guilty or not guilty to a traffic offence

  • 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.

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

  • Find out the main fees if you need to make a money claim, get a divorce, or you are involved in another type of case in the Civil or Family Courts.