The questions and answers below are grouped
based on the various stages of the court process.
PREPARING TO TAKE YOUR MATTER TO COURT >>
AVOIDING HAVING TO GO TO COURT >>
IF YOU HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO APPEAR IN COURT >>
WHILE YOUR MATTER IS IN THE COURTS >>
AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN TO COURT >>
OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COURTS >>

 

PREPARING TO TAKE YOUR MATTER TO COURT
    1. Where can I get LEGAL ADVICE? 11. Someone has died. What do I do about the ESTATE?
    2. How do I find A LAWYER? 12. How do I FILE FOR A DIVORCE?
    3. Am I allowed to REPRESENT MYSELF in Court? 13. How do I APPLY FOR CHILD SUPPORT?
    4. How do I REPRESENT MYSELF in Court? 14. How do I FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY?
    5. How much does it COST to go to Court? 15. Who can file a CLAIM in Small Claims Court?
    6. Where do I find the Courts' RULES OF PROCEDURE? 16. What is the MAXIMUM DOLLAR LIMIT in Small Claims Court?
    7. Where do I find the COURT FORMS that I will have to file? 17. How do I FILE A CLAIM in Small Claims Court?
    8. How do I FILE COURT DOCUMENTS? 18. How do I FILE A LAW SUIT against someone?
    9. How do I BRING AN APPLICATION in my case? 19. How do I get a PROBATE GRANT?
    10. How do I get a PUBLICATION BAN in my case? 20. When are the Province's COURTHOUSES OPEN?
      21. How do I CONTACT A COURTHOUSE?
       

     

AVOIDING HAVING TO GO TO COURT
1. How do I MEDIATE A CIVIL ACTION instead of going to court? 3. Is MEDIATION available in the COURT OF APPEAL?
2. How do I MEDIATE A FAMILY MATTER instead of going to court?  
   

 

IF YOU HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO APPEAR IN COURT
1. I AM BEING SUED. What do I do? 3. I am being ASKED TO BE A WITNESS. What do I need to know?
2. I have RECEIVED A SUBPOENA to testify. What do I do? 4. I have RECEIVED A JURY SUMMONS. What do I need to know?
   

 

WHILE YOUR MATTER IS IN THE COURTS
1. May I CONTACT THE PRESIDING JUDGE in my case? 3. How do I arrange to USE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?
2. Can I USE A CAMERA or other device in a courtroom? 4. I cannot AFFORD TO TRAVEL to Court. What do I do?
   

 

AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN TO COURT
1. How do I APPEAL A COURT DECISION that I don't agree with? 8. How do I get a GARNISHMENT ORDER?
2. How do I get COPIES OF COURT DOCUMENTS or records? 9. How do I get a copy of my COURT ORDER?
3. How do I GET A TRANSCRIPT of my court hearing? 10. How do I get a copy of my DIVORCE ORDER?
4. Where can I FIND COURT DECISIONS? 11. How do I get a copy of a COROLLARY RELIEF ORDER?
5. How long does it take JUDGES TO ISSUE THEIR DECISIONS? 12. How do I get CHILD OR SPOUSAL SUPPORT ENFORCED?
6. How can I find out what AN ORAL DECISION was? 13. How can I get a COURT ORDER or JUDGMENT ENFORCED?
7. How do I get a copy of my DIVORCE CERTIFICATE? 14. How do I GET A PARDON?
   

 

OTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COURTS
1. How do I PAY MY TRAFFIC TICKET? 8. How do I file a COMPLAINT AGAINST A JUDGE?
2. How do I CHALLENGE MY TRAFFIC TICKET? 9. How do I file a COMPLAINT AGAINST A COURT OFFICIAL?
3. How do I get an EMERGENCY PROTECTION ORDER? 10. Can I INVITE A JUDGE TO SPEAK to my organization?
4. How do I arrange to GET MARRIED IN A COURTHOUSE? 11. WHO ARE THE JUDGES sitting in Nova Scotia Courts?
5. May I come to the courthouse and WATCH A TRIAL? 12. Where do I find out about the MENTAL HEALTH COURT PROGRAM?
6. May I bring my STUDENTS to WATCH A TRIAL? 13. Where do I find out about the DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT PROGRAM?
7. How do I find out when a TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO START? 14. How do the RULES OF THE YOUTH COURT DIFFER?
   


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