If you cannot reach an agreement, you may consider applying to a court for orders. Sometimes this may be the only way to deal with a dispute.
There are steps you must take before applying to a court.
What does it mean to file an application?
You file an application at a court when you cannot reach your own agreement. If you file, it begins a court process that may result in a hearing before a judge. You will need to follow the procedures of the court you have filed in.
What orders can I apply for?
Do I have to pay a filing fee?
What is service?
Service is the legal term to describe the giving of court documents by one person to another. It means giving the other person a copy of your documents in a way that satisfies a court that the other person has received them.
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How do I respond to an application?
The respondent must receive from the applicant copies of the application stamped by the Court through a process known as service. The respondent then has the opportunity to respond if they do not agree with the orders sought in the application.
What is a subpoena?
A subpoena is issued by a court generally at the request of a party, requiring a person to produce documents or give evidence to the Court.