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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Answers to general frequently asked questions including: serving or enforcing a court order or tribunal award; legal advice; what happened in a court case; raising/defending actions in court; obtaining copies of court orders; money judgments/certificates of satisfaction; and criminal record checks/disclosure.

Dealing with a Deceased's Estate

Answers to frequently asked questions about dealing with a deceased's estate, including how to apply for confirmation, how to get a copy of a will, how to access historical records that dealt with a deceased's estate.

Divorce/Dissolution of Civil Partnership

Answers to frequently asked questions about divorce/dissolution of civil partnership, including how to apply for divorce/dissolution of civil partnership, how much will it cost, and do you have to get divorced in Scotland if you got married there.

Jury Service

Answers to frequently asked questions about jury service including, what to do if you are ill when you are due to attend court, whether you can claim more for loss of earnings than is stated in the expenses guide, is childcare available at the court, how you can find out if you are required for jury service, how to apply for excusal/exemption from jury service.

Small Claims

Answers to frequently asked questions about small claims including how to raise a small claim, where to send an application, how much does it cost, how long will it take, what do I do once I have the court order.

Summary Cause

Answers to frequently asked questions about small claims including how to raise a summary cause, where to send an application, how much does it cost, how long will it take, what do I do once I have the court order.

Ordinary Cause

Answers to frequently asked questions about ordinary cause procedure including where to send the application, how much does it cost, how does the defender get sent the application, how do I defend an action, how long will it take, what do I do when I have the court order.

Reciprocal Enforcement of Maintenance Orders

Answers to frequently asked questions about reciprocal enforcement of maintenance, including information about Central Authority for Scotland and who you can contact for advice and assistance.

Presumption of death in Scotland

Answers to frequently asked questions about declarator of death of a missing person under the Presumption of Death (Scotland) Act 1977, including information about who can apply to the court, when and where application can be made and links to the court rules governing the procedure.

Fines

Answers to frequently asked questions about payment of fines and other financial penalties.

Removal of disqualification under the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988

Answers to frequently asked questions about early removal of disqualification from driving including when and where to apply, how much will it cost.

Disqualification from driving

Answers to frequently asked questions about disqualification from driving including how to reapply for your licence if you have been disqualified.

Court Fees

Answers to frequently asked questions about court fees.

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